Report: Redskins will make “aggressive effort” to sign Manning

Reuters

Citing “several people familiar with the Redskins’ thinking,” the Washington Post reported Wednesday morning that Mike Shanahan’s team will make an aggressive bid to sign quarterback Peyton Manning after he’s released by the Colts.

On SportsCenter Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter listed the Redskins, along with the Cardinals, Dolphins, and Jets, as the four most “legitimate” suitors for Manning.

Per the Post‘s Mike Jones, the Redskins are “poised to make an aggressive effort” to land Manning, and “will pursue him intently.” The Skins are reportedly already comfortable with the medical risks involved.

A person with knowledge of the organization’s thinking also told Jones that the Redskins will turn their attention to trading up in the draft for Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, if the Manning pursuit comes up empty. It’s also possible the Redskins would pair Manning with a young passer, and groom him behind the 36-year-old future Hall of Famer.

Washington probably wouldn’t be inclined to use the No. 6 overall pick on a quarterback if it signed Manning. But Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden, Arizona State’s Brock Osweiler, Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins, and underrated B.J. Coleman of Tennessee-Chattanooga could be options in the later rounds.

87 responses to “Report: Redskins will make “aggressive effort” to sign Manning

  1. It doesn’t matter if the Redskins land Manning or trade up for RGIII.
    They ain’t going to the playoffs anytime in the next 6 years.

  2. It won’t be about money. Peyton’s going to want a team he thinks will be a contender for the next 2-3 years. The 5-11 Redskins hardly qualify.

  3. Why bother? No chance he agrees to a division rival of his brother. If we know anything, we know the brothers do not roll like that. #Deadskins

  4. “Report: Redskins will make “aggressive effort” to sign Manning”
    ————
    This is getting to easy…..can we get some quotes from the GM, Head Coach or owner before we start blasting story about Manning could sign with every team without a QB!

  5. Peyton won’t play in the same division as Eli. Fans would love to see the head to head match up, but Peyton has too many other options to compete directly with his brother for a playoff spot.

  6. A few details aside, this is a carbon copy of the Seahawks article posted earlier. I fully expect to see a few about the Dolphins, Jets, and Cardinals by the end of the day.

  7. Dungy has said he doesn’t think Peyton will want to play in the NFC East to potentially take away a playoff spot from his brother.

  8. Saw a report that the Seahawks might be in the Manning hunt since Paul Allan is worth 13 billion…but why would Manning want to go somewhere that has rain and clouds nine months of the year.

  9. I’m not sure if Peyton Manning’s career is going to have many wins in it from here on out with the various scrubby teams opening up their bankbooks, but he’s certainly going to be rich!

    More power to him, if anyone understands the expiration date on a football player’s long term health it is now certainly Peyton Manning so he needs to get everything he can get and ride off into the sunset …

  10. Why would manning even consider the redskins. Hes tired of havings surgery performed on his neck and this team aint gonna help him with that.

  11. No they wont but nice try Maske works for the Washington Post that newspaper has about as much access to Redskins park as I do. The redskins are getting RGIII they have no interest in Manning.

  12. If Manning were to finish his career with the Redskins, I think he’d regret it. The Skins are a poor organization from top to bottom, and even Manning can’t make them contenders.

    Personally, I think he’s headed to New York to play for the Jets.

  13. Would love to see him in B&G but it wont happen, he will opt for team thats in a better position for a postseason run.

    Medicore O line and Wr core + cold weather after October means he wont be coming to DC.

    I think the 49ers will surprise everyone and sign him. Manning/Gore/Niner D would be a team that could and would compete for a SB.

  14. Why?? So that cross eyed coach Shanny can ruin another QB. No way Peyton goes to the Skins, he would never work with that ass of a coach. Peyton ends up in Miami, although would love to see him go to Arizona. Manning to Fitzgerald sounds like a nice fantasy combo.

  15. As a jets fan, if we are going to cut mark Sanchez to sign manning, I would rather trade up to #2 and take rg3,whatever that takes. The only exception in the trade deal would be revised and mangold.

  16. On SportsCenter Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter listed the Redskins, along with the Cardinals, Dolphins, and Jets, as the four most “legitimate” suitors for Manning.
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    Does donkey mouth ever report any scoops anymore, or does he just state the obvious like John Madden. All your doing is listing teams without an established qb with cap space.

  17. I’d be a fan of them getting Manning and then drafting a QB who wouldn’t break the bank. Heck, come draft day they could trade back for additional picks if they signed Manning.

  18. Fans probably make a bigger deal of it than they do, but I can’t see Manning wanting to be in the same division as Eli. That doesn’t mean Manning won’t go to a NFC team, but to a NFC East team…I think that is just wishful thinking on the part of the Skins. Won’t happen…

  19. I kinda think manning is going to be a jet. The best spot for him is San Fran and they are stupid not to sign manning. If the niners had manning with that d and perhaps the drafting of a wr, they could win multiple superbowls

  20. This is all the confirmation needed to know that Peyton can’t throw anymore! DC is were worn out all-star players go to collect money and end their careers. The Kings of the offseason have started their engines!

  21. I’m afraid the SKins will whiff on Manning and RG3 . Manning headed to Miami is pretty much done deal, the dude lives there already. The Browns are in best position to get the RG3 deal done. Skins need to turn their attention to Flynn, Campbell etc.

  22. As a Giants’ fan, I’d love to see it happen for two reasons. The first is obvious. Two brother battles per year for however many years would be fun to watch as a fan. Second, we all know that the Skins still won’t win anything significant with PM and their franchise will be set back another 10 years if they sign him to a ridiculous contract.

  23. AllI can say is..BWAAAAA Ha Ha

    Please come to the Redskins…it will assure mediocrity for years to come…….friggin hysterical!!!!! LOL

  24. All this Peyton wont go to Eli’s division talk… They both cant win the Super Bowl every year so they would eventually play each other anyway.

  25. patcheatiots says: Mar 7, 2012 11:44 AM

    Fail To The DeadSkins….
    FAIL Miserably…
    FAIL To The DeadSkins For Ole DC
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    ole billy belicheat rode into dc on a pony,got b*tch slapped off his big high horse and called a damn jabroni!

  26. I don’t understand the logic of the Jets and Redskins being any sort of favorites to land Manning. The Mannings seem like a pretty close knit family, so why would he want to crap on his brother by signing with either one of those teams?

  27. The Redskins are going to be mentioned by so called “sources” for every available player in the league due to their owner’s spending history. Real unbiased football fans know that the Shanahan’s have been focused on rebuilding with youth and haven’t broken then bank for anyone and this is year 3 coming up. I think that this is a smokescreen to obtain leverage. Besides the McNabb trade, they’ve made pretty good personnel decisions and they had a very good draft last year. I don’t think they will jeopardize that with another stop gap at QB. They go RG3 or Tannehill in next month’s draft….(I hope)

  28. It would be utterly ridiculous for the Skins to sign Peyton, no one knows the risks involved regarding Peyton’s neck and it’s too much of a risk on the part of both parties. The Skins need to get a young guy (hopefully RG III) and continue building. And unless you team is the Giants you shouldn’t be talking sh*t about what the Skins are going to do or not going to do.

  29. I agree with the person that stated the Redskins are using this as leverage against the Rams.

    Peyton wouldn’t work with little Shanny. Then you have the idea that the Browns don’t want to give up 2 1st rounders this year, so they have pulled out.

    That leaves the Rams possibly without a dance partner. That drops the price.

    I think that they are trying to cut a deal with Washington right now.

  30. Knock 20 teams out of the running right now.

    He won’t be in the AFC, and he won’t be in the NFC East. It simply won’t happen.

  31. Peyton wuld be crazy to join the deadskins with no recievers no running gm mediocore defence at best not to mention a bad im mean horrible off.coordinatar that wuld have to step down cuz peyton will want to call the plays #giantsallday

  32. I agree with article “redskins will pursue aggressively” but I think manning would retire before he plays them.

  33. If Manning ended up with the Redskins then I would love to be a fly on the wall in the Rams front office. HA!!!!

    Listen, Manning owns a home in Miami.

    Does anything else need to be said?

  34. This is hardly a story, Manning doesn’t want it, Redskins don’t want it, and Redskins fans especially don’t want it.

    Im a Manning fan all the way, but I know the Redskins need someone for the next 10+ years who hasn’t had neck surgeries over the past year.

  35. why would he want to play in the same division as his brother? Why would anyone with the right mind want to play for shanny and that skins owner?

  36. Manning is a smart guy. He must know how the younger Shanahan tries to keep a short leash on his QBs. Indianapolis gave Manning broad power to run the offense, and rightfully so. He has the knowledge and mental ability to be quite successful making decisions from the line of scrimmage.

    Unless he knows he will have that kind of leeway in Washington, I suspect Manning will look elsewhere.

  37. “meytonpanning says:
    Mar 7, 2012 12:29 PM
    This is hardly a story, Manning doesn’t want it, Redskins don’t want it, and Redskins fans especially don’t want it.

    Im a Manning fan all the way, but I know the Redskins need someone for the next 10+ years who hasn’t had neck surgeries over the past year.”

    __________________________

    Exactly dude

  38. This would be yet another classic Synder move. Over pay for yet another broken down re-tred past his prime and who won’t last the season.

    Stupid is as stupid does…

  39. There ya go. Instead of trading your entire future for RG3 just sign Peyton and draft a WR, maybe Blackmon, in the first round.

  40. Yea I’m sure he wants to go a team with zero offensive line and zero wideouts.. Sweet. Redskins are the joke of the league, if they want people to take them seriously they need to build through the draft. As a Ravens fan I love it cause around here they’re like the beatdown bastard child of the family or state of Maryland if you will.

  41. jenniferxxx says:
    Mar 7, 2012 11:45 AM
    It won’t be about money. Peyton’s going to want a team he thinks will be a contender for the next 2-3 years. The 5-11 Redskins hardly qualify.
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    The Colts with Manning: 13-3
    The Colts without Manning: 2-14

    The Redskins without Manning: 5-11
    Etc, etc.

    I don’t want Manning in Washington, but these rejects that say Manning won’t go there because they’re not a winning team either don’t know football or don’t know Peyton Manning. The guy is a competitor & he’ll turn any team he plays for into a legitimate playoff threat.

  42. All you haters need to crawl back under your rocks…the Skins aren’t as bad as you think and keep under estimating Shanahan and the Skins see who gets the last laugh…

  43. Citing “several people familiar with the Redskins’ thinking,”…wow, not even citing what people have come out and said anymore The Post is now citing people’s thoughts. Maybe they can tell us what Shannahan is planning to eat for lunch today as well.

  44. I love all the posters who think Manning and Shanahan can’t get along. Manning has publicly said that think Shanahan is a great offensive mind and coach. People need to do their research…

  45. Why wouldn’t he go to the same division as his brother? Eli has two rings already, so it’s not like Peyton would be totally rock-blocking him – like if they were on the same season of Dancing With the Stars.

  46. It sure is a good time to be a Cards fan…you stumble upon a resurgent Kurt Warner and he and Super Larry get to the Super Bowl…now they’re my odds-on favorite to get Manning.

    The Redskins would appear to make the most sense and would instant make them a playoff contender, but I highly doubt he goes to Eli’s division.q

  47. Fortunately for Manning, the decision is his alone and he doesn’t need the money. Did you listen to teh press conference? He wants to go to an established team where he can make the difference between being good and winning a championship. I can’t see him going to any team that’s rebuilding or lacks offensive and defensive weapons. He’ll want a team that runs a similar offense to what he already plays.

    Would be stunned if he went into Eli’s division, and surprised if he went to the NFC–although Whis in AZ is a great offensive mind and who wouldn’t want to throw to Fitzgerald? The Jets seem like a wacky suggestion at first glance (from Dungy to Rex??), but with the Tom Moore connection, I wouldn’t rule them out. I’d be surprised if he went to a team in Indy’s division.

  48. Hahahaha he got cut by a 1-15 team, now there’s teams lined up to get him. Who’d have thought that??

    Anyhow, the heck with all you haters if he comes to DC, they’re instantly a contender-Heck, they’re going to be a contender next year regardless, even if I’m the only one who see it coming.

    As far as they theory he won’t compete with Eli, he may think that way, or he may consider the notion that it would be great theater the Manning football empire could parlay into millions in commercials, endorsements, etc. Think of the face time they’d both get in the lead up to those matches, and remember-he’s not just a QB, Eli and Peyton are the CEO’s of Manning Football Inc. And it’s a guaranteed money maker.

  49. In listening to local DC sports radio over the last few weeks and reading comments on sites like PFT, it seems like 90% of Skins fans don’t want Peyton anyway. To all you Skins bashers, don’t act like this is something the fans want just because there’s a “report” that they’ll go after him.

    I’m of the opinion that the Skins are using this as leverage to potentially lower the asking price for RG3. Drafting him buys Shanny a few more years. Drafting Peyton likely buys him one year.

  50. why would he want to play in the same division as his brother? Why would anyone with the right mind want to play for shanny and that skins owner?

    Cause’ Shanny has 3 Super Bowl rings? And it’s one of the most storied franchises in this country. Ohhh..and we’ll pay him LOTS. Hail!

  51. capslockkey says:Mar 7, 2012 12:18 PM

    I don’t understand the logic of the Jets and Redskins being any sort of favorites to land Manning. The Mannings seem like a pretty close knit family, so why would he want to crap on his brother by signing with either one of those teams?
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    Umm we seem to forget that he took away the superbowl limelight from his brother a few weeks ago.

  52. **But they beat the NYG twice last year, so they’re a contender**

    HAHAHHAAHAA Keep dreaming.

    WE BEAT OURSELVES ON THOSE DAYS.

    Im wrong? Prove it in 2012. Won’t happen.

  53. They are bashing and hating on the Redskins for a move that has`nt even been made yet!!! Talk about jumping the gun…..I`ve been seeing some serious hate towards the Redskins lately and a lot of it is just plain straight up stupidity!!!! Comments like “I hope they lose their 1st round pick because of what Gregg Williams did….No matter who they get for a QB they still will lose…….Is this hatred coming from Dallas??? I can understand it if it did but if this hatred is from a non divisional team then they really need to shut up and worry about their own divisions and salary cap woes……Hear that Steeler nation…..

  54. Just doing it so they don’t get fleeced in the Rams trade. Rams saying that the Redskins were the most likely suitor yesterday in the news. Just the Redskins saying, “Whoa, maybe we aren’t”.

    Peyton is going to who ever pays the most, don’t kid yourself thinking he has desire to only play with a contender. He already has played for a contender and he knows this is prolly his last contract as a player.

  55. Already dreading Archie Mannings twice a year interviews about which son he is *really* rooting for in their matchup?

  56. in 13 starts rex grossman had 20 int’s and 6 fumbles lost. the 3 games beck started were a joke. thats why the ‘skins were 5-11. they are a qb away from the playoff’s

  57. Yeah Im sure he wants to go a team with zero offensive line and zero wideouts.. Sweet. Redskins are the joke of the league, if they want people to take them seriously they need to build through the draft. As a Ravens fan I love it cause around here they’re like the beatdown bastard child of the family or state of Maryland if you will. ————————————————————————————- Hahahaha are u serious have u been in md. The skins have been terrible and they still make more money then the ravens every season. Check the tv ratings to bro more people watch skins games then ravens in md hahahahahaha

  58. Better to overpay Peyton Manning than trade away half a dozen valuable draft picks on the latest fashion, rg3….this way you pick up a Tannehill, or Cousins, and let them sit behind Manning for a year or two…

  59. If Haynesworth is WORTH 100 million, then Peyton is worth 250 million !

    It would be just like Dannie Boyee to set that franchiose back ANOTHER 8 years.

  60. You gotta love the ravens fans… I can’t wait for rg3 to torch ravens defense and if you guys had a hard time stoping the run against Houston, expect the same from washington. Httr

  61. lolol feck so is every other team, btw the skins have an average defense, no oline, and no receivers haha a qb away, so but no…

  62. As a lions fan I think skins after sucking for so long and being without a 5 star leader should draft a future star qb RG3 like the lions did with stafford ,RG3 will be twice what Vick was when he came out and players like that don’t come out every year ,and you can see how stafford has changed the face of the lions .as for manning I think he should go to cardinals he has one of the best Wrs in the game,decent d ,good running game, and can challenge right away , or dolphins Seattle ,49ers ,even though I wouldn’t like him at 49ers they would be the team to beat then.

  63. To bad v.jax Fred Davis l.Hankerson and santana moss oh and Chris cooley. No rec. Haha get a life. D finished in top 15 and will improve this year. So but yes..

  64. Ok fellas…im convinced that some of yall are either retarded or watch sportscenter & try to run with their ideas! Since shanny came to the team..who did we over pay for? I’ll wait…? I guess we overpayed somuch for our current roster that the league just gave us 63mil to spend in cap space? It would be wrong for us to kick the tires on manning why?? Is it because we have players at the QB position that are worse than Peyton at 50%? Is it because there is no guarantee that we will get RGIII? Or maybe your under the impression that if we get the 36yo Manning, that we can’t use our other 8 draft picks on a project QB in the later rounds? How many of you bums actually watched a game? Yall say we have no Oline..tho I admit it needs more depth..but I find it hard to call an online horrible when they had 4 different backs two who were rookies have 125yrd games. Its stupid to say the team has no talent..i guess that how they managed to have an 17th ranked passing offense behind rex Grossman & John beck..not to mention jabbar Gaffney being the #1 receiver! I guess Peyton would look at our defense & run away..even tho its better than any D as a whole that the colts have ever had? Ohhh..i get it..peyton would say..”looking back..you are the team that ruined my neck..even tho that was 5yrs ago & I won the Superbowl that year”

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