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Report: Seahawks willing to spend big for Peyton Manning

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The NFL’s wealthiest owner may be willing to give a sizable chunk of his wealth to Peyton Manning.

The Seattle Seahawks are planning to “come out checkbook blazing” for Manning, a source tells Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, who is also reporting that the Jets will check Manning out.

Seahawks owner Paul Allen has a net worth estimated at $13.5 billion, making him about $10 billion richer than the second-wealthiest NFL owner, Stephen Ross of the Dolphins. So from Allen’s perspective, money will not be an issue.

The Seahawks are right in the middle of the NFL in terms of how much cap space they have available, so getting a deal done under the cap shouldn’t be an issue either.

Whether the Seahawks are the right fit for Manning from a football perspective remains to be seen, but from a financial perspective, it sounds like the Seahawks would be willing to make him a competitive offer.

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  1. paleandpasty says: Mar 7, 2012 9:21 AM

    I don’t think that Peyton moves will be about the money I think it will be about:
    1. Winning and chances of winning
    2. Coaching Staff
    3. Players who he wants to play with/ players who can help him win
    4. The city and field he plays in.

  2. conormacleod says: Mar 7, 2012 9:21 AM

    You mean yet another team isn’t going to give Tarvaris Jackson a “fair chance”? Shocking!

  3. wtfru2 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:23 AM

    Well, if they can keep Peyton and Sidney Rice out of the hospital, they might be a good team…..

  4. evilboy128 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:23 AM

    So…the team with the richest owner decides that Manning is going there….wow…this decade’s reasoning is beyond me…SMH

  5. albanyhawker says: Mar 7, 2012 9:24 AM

    If this happens (knock wood) poor Tarvaris Jackson will think he’s cursed…losing his gig to a future HOFer TWICE. What are the odds??!!

  6. cheapseater says: Mar 7, 2012 9:25 AM

    Headline for the entire month of March=

    REPORT: _______ willing to spend big for Peyton Manning.

  7. eaglesw00t says: Mar 7, 2012 9:25 AM

    Sweet!!! Another Peyton “news” article!!

    I dont think Manning goes NFC. I think he stays in the AFC.

  8. jeffchadwick says: Mar 7, 2012 9:25 AM

    As much as I find Rex Ryan loathsome, signing Peyton would be a massive upgrade for a playoff-ish caliber team in the Jets. And it’s not like they haven’t tried this before.

  9. skippynj says: Mar 7, 2012 9:26 AM

    Glad to se a real story knocking ridiculous “bountygate” out of the headlines.

  10. emmac13 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:26 AM

    Sea Gulls suck. They let Hass go. They don’t want another old qb. If they do he and Lynch will be gone in 3yrs. Rebuild.

  11. Lev says: Mar 7, 2012 9:26 AM

    He will have a great shot at the playoffs in that division, plus a healthy running game if the arm isn’t really 100%. I personally think the ‘Hawks pull out all the stops to get Peyton

  12. joetoronto says: Mar 7, 2012 9:26 AM

    No way he goes up there to nowhere land.

  13. subseaservices says: Mar 7, 2012 9:27 AM

    It would be nice for NFC West to have a division that is competitive. Manning would do just that for Seattle.

  14. wildbillesq says: Mar 7, 2012 9:28 AM

    Ross has made it clear he wont be outbid, it’s now just a matter of where Manning wants to play. Come to Miami Peyton, we have a good core team and Our weather is waaaay better than Seattle!

  15. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 7, 2012 9:28 AM

    From a “who do they already have or who can they get at QB?” perspective, the Seahawks do make the most sense. Miami can get Flynn. Wash or Cleveland can get RGIII. Arizona has Kolb. NYJ has Sanchez. SF has Smith. The options for those teams are better than any of Seattle’s current QB options (though the NYJ are close). T-Jax is terrible.

  16. myspaceyourface says: Mar 7, 2012 9:29 AM

    “Fair Chance” – I’m not sure what you mean by that? He has had several chances and Do you want Peyton Manning or T Jackson?

  17. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 7, 2012 9:29 AM

    “The NFL’s wealthiest owner may be willing to give a sizable chunk of his wealth to Peyton Manning.”

    No matter how much he pays Peyton it wouldn’t be a sizeable chunk of his net worth. Wouldn’t even move the needle on his net worth.

  18. londonfletcher says: Mar 7, 2012 9:30 AM

    Report: ANY QB hungry team is willing to spend big for Peyton Manning.

    I think grass is green too.

  19. gdeli says: Mar 7, 2012 9:30 AM

    The first 2 comments are right on. Peyton has all the $ he’ll ever need. Tjack can be the backup. Time to focus on another ring with a winning team. IS this big announcement gonna be on espn at 11am central time? anybody know?

  20. damnyoulinelliot says: Mar 7, 2012 9:30 AM

    “Aw man, not again.”

    – Tarvaris Jackson

  21. vaughnorange says: Mar 7, 2012 9:31 AM

    yeah, I’m sure Manning wants some more astro turf, and can I get some rain with that? A lot of rain. Feels good on my cold, aching neck.

  22. bigred12 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:31 AM

    they’d certainly need more wr firepower than sidney rice, who can’t stay on the field

  23. stl45fan says: Mar 7, 2012 9:32 AM

    SHawks need to go for the veteran. The Rams would never trade the #2 pick inside the division unless they are given the world.

  24. wryly1 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:34 AM

    Until it’s confirmed he can play at a high level again, nobody is guaranteeing him any big money. There will have to be a lot of contingency’s and incentives written into the deal.

  25. drshakedown74 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:35 AM

    Manning aint goin to the Seahawks…..absolutely zero weapons.

  26. jigwig13 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:36 AM

    This is a reason why I think my niners should grab peyton…we don’t want him in our division when we coulda had him if he goes to arizona or seattle they will be in better position to compete for the nfc west…they will have an easier schedule.. I’m hearing that jH and PM can’t exist why not they are professionals I say we atleast should give him a look and see if they can co exist..if they can’t then fine move on but atleast give it a look…alex did not play bad last yr but were talking about peyton over alex..we still will have pieces in place and still be able to grab a wr.

  27. nardointhenati says: Mar 7, 2012 9:36 AM

    I bet he retires today. The Colts took a chance by drafting him. He paid them back with a Super Bowl and Hall of Fame career. Luck is (at the moment) the heir apparent to Manning as the team/organization restructures. Manning goes out on top, classy, healthy, as a Colt. Despite the past year + of twitter wars and speculation its the happy ending to a story book career.

  28. waxdaclam says: Mar 7, 2012 9:36 AM

    If Reggie Wayne is part of that package, I can see this happening. Decent, up-and-coming defense, potentially solid RB situation. Great field and fan base. I dont think the coaching thing matters for Peyton really. He pretty much runs the offense. This would be an interesting fit…

    I’d like to see him on the Chiefs, though. Out of the NFC lol…

  29. bhindenemylines says: Mar 7, 2012 9:36 AM

    IMHO, Manning would be a perfect fit for The Ravens.

    Their defense is one of the best in the league, as is their RB (Rice). Their WRs are up and coming and Peyton could get them to where they need to be. The only big question mark is Joe Flacco, who I believe is at the end of his contract in 2012.

    If the Ravens and Manning are both serious about winning another Superbowl, I can’t think of a better match.

  30. rollirish21 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:36 AM

    joetoronto says: Mar 7, 2012 9:26 AM

    “No way he goes up there to nowhere land.”

    Says the guy from Canada.

  31. cliffcla says: Mar 7, 2012 9:37 AM

    Headline…”Every team in the NFL has varying interest in Peyton Manning”

    *except perhaps, The Patriots, Packers, Saints, Pittsburgh…. and apparently Dallas…

  32. whatnojets says: Mar 7, 2012 9:38 AM

    So, how much is Woody Johnson net worth?

    If, and I say this very carefully, if Manning signs with the Jets, he would have free band-aid benefits for the rest of his life!

  33. krose91 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:39 AM

    Peyton Manning throwing footballs in the Seattle weather? I dont see that.

  34. newjerseyjuice says: Mar 7, 2012 9:40 AM

    Peyton deserves the big pay day. He’s not Randy Moss looking to prove his talents for incentives only. he wants to be paid like the best! and he clearly is someone who holds “grudges” and “vendettas” since his remarks to Polian and Mora before they drafted him…THIS IS GOING TO GET REAL UGLY

    DREW BREES PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. billsfan27 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:40 AM

    Seattle never came out and said “Jackson is our guy.” So they should go after Manning.

    The Jets, on the other hand, said they were going to check into Manning even though Sanchez remains their guy. Huh?

    I’m sure Rich Cimini will be more than happy to write some more crap about how the Jets are just doing what every other team should be doing, their due dilligence, even though about twenty-five other teams aren’t interested in checking into Manning at all because they already have a guy they are commited to.

  36. regisphilbin says: Mar 7, 2012 9:42 AM

    I’d rather read about PM over baby Jesus like we did during the season.

  37. seatownballers says: Mar 7, 2012 9:44 AM

    Its not about the money its about the team. I will want to play in a dome, and would want a good offensive line its not a good fit.Seattle should target flynn.he’ll cost half as much and he has his youth

  38. xli2006 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:44 AM

    Hmm, Peyton going from the Classic Blue to a Blue Greenish Teal with a splash of Lime Green. Doesn’t seem right.

  39. chillyball says: Mar 7, 2012 9:45 AM

    Hopefully this will put an end to the Tavaris Jackson project.

  40. hendawg21 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:46 AM

    So what does the owners wealth have to do with it??? Isn’t more about salary cap space/room? If they don’t have the salary cap wiggle room that some of their competition might have then it doesn’t mean jack squat how wealthy said owner is…

  41. 1phd says: Mar 7, 2012 9:46 AM

    nardointhenati says: Mar 7, 2012 9:36 AM

    I bet he retires today. The Colts took a chance by drafting him. He paid them back with a Super Bowl and Hall of Fame career. Luck is (at the moment) the heir apparent to Manning as the team/organization restructures. Manning goes out on top, classy, healthy, as a Colt. Despite the past year + of twitter wars and speculation its the happy ending to a story book career.
    ——————————————————-
    He retires today? I have a bridge for sale in San Francisco for you, in fact two of them and you can take your pick. Are you feelin’ more Sausalito or more Oakland?

  42. ddevilhrs says: Mar 7, 2012 9:47 AM

    Tarvirus Jackson has done what exactly to show that they don’t need a qb.

    They don’t get manning, I bet in the draft they nab a qb in the 1st or 2nd round. Especially if RGIII falls to them.

    Seriously, so what he gets screwed. Not like he does much to help win games other than hand the ball off to Lynch.

  43. shadowgm1 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:47 AM

    It’s a ploy to get all the QB needy teams into the bidding war and hope that one of them not named the Colts acquires him, making one less QB needy team in the top eight of the draft. Driving down the number of suitors also drives down the value some teams are asking for their selections in a trade scenario which they can go up and grab one of the college QB’s.

    Conversely, I can’t see Manning playing for a turd like Carroll anyways. Lots of hype, little results – especially in the pro game.

  44. mjkelly77 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:48 AM

    Seahawks willing to spend big for Peyton Manning
    ___________________

    Why? don’t they realize the Colts pi$$ed away $28 million on him last year? He’s done.

  45. toonsterwu says: Mar 7, 2012 9:49 AM

    It’s a potentially … interesting fit. The 49ers aren’t so dominant that a guy like Peyton is going to be afraid. The Cardinals won’t scare anyone, and the Rams are rebuilding. The offensive line should get better with experience, as there’s a nice young core there (Okung, Carpenter, Unger). Lynch would give them a workhorse back, and one would imagine that they would add a receiving weapon to go with the guys they have (Reggie Wayne perhaps). Add in a solid young TE, and it’s a team that can, if it adds another defensive piece or two, have a nice 2-3 year window with Peyton, provided Bevell hands over control of the offense to him.

    That said, still think the best overall fit, if they want it, is KC. The division is ripe for the taking, the team has some young offensive pieces in place (Bowe/Baldwin/Moeaki/Charles), and he’d stay in the AFC and be in a division without a really dominant team.

  46. notmywifejustmybabiesmama says: Mar 7, 2012 9:49 AM

    Of the teams mentioned for Manning the Seahawks or Jets have the most weapons. Defensively the hawks are two players away from dominating. The secondary is young and unbelievably talented. If Mario Williams signs along with manning it could be a great year for Seattle. Early sleeper pick for fantasy is Doug Baldwin. If Jackson could make him look good manning will turn him into an all pro

  47. toonsterwu says: Mar 7, 2012 9:50 AM

    bhindenemylines – while the Ravens make sense to some extent, they are working on a long term deal with Flacco. For all his faults, he played a good game in the AFCCG, and looks to be getting better (and Flacco isn’t bad to begin with). Just don’t see the Ravens happening (IMO, and based on the rumors out there).

  48. stevincinci says: Mar 7, 2012 9:51 AM

    If T-Jac was better he wouldn’t be looking to get replaced every year.

  49. toonsterwu says: Mar 7, 2012 9:52 AM

    nardo – hard for me to see Peyton retiring. Seems clear that he’s working hard to come back, and with some vague signs that he’s getting his strength back, does he walk away from the game with a few top years left perhaps?

    We’ll know soon enough, though.

  50. thcnote says: Mar 7, 2012 9:53 AM

    As a broncos fan I hate to say it but Manning is going to KC. They have everything you need to win except a QB. They are in a bad div. so he would win the div. every year. He would have to compete with the Pats for the div. if he went to Miami. With only 4 years left the only thing on his mind is winning another Super Bowl and KC is the easiest route.

  51. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Mar 7, 2012 9:54 AM

    I can’t see Peyton going anywhere unless there’s a 2,000 pound concrete wall for an o-line in front of him. Okay, maybe a 3/4-ton brick wall. And I thought he didn’t like rain?

  52. mcjon22 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:54 AM

    He’s not going to play for a college coach, sorry

  53. gnomad says: Mar 7, 2012 9:54 AM

    I am thinking he might not want to face the niners D 2-3 times a year – that might hurt.

  54. doubleogator says: Mar 7, 2012 9:57 AM

    Good luck to the team that spends big money on a damaged narcissistic QB….

  55. avrus says: Mar 7, 2012 9:58 AM

    Jets can’t afford Peyton. They’d have to drop 5+ players just to make cap space.

  56. mjkelly77 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:59 AM

    cliffcla says:Mar 7, 2012 9:37 AM

    Headline…”Every team in the NFL has varying interest in Peyton Manning”

    *except perhaps, The Patriots, Packers, Saints, Pittsburgh…. and apparently Dallas…
    ___________________________

    Don’t forget the Lions.

  57. hawks1224 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:00 AM

    “No way he goes up there to nowhere land.”-

    Have you ever been to indiana???? Talk about nowhere. Manning prefers a small market to the vast microscope that is the east coast. This assumption that high profile free agents would never come to seattle because of its location on the map is getting old. Seattle has proven to have the best facilities in the NFL the richest owner and a hands down fantastic fan base that has sold out every game for the past 10 years ( Dolphins fans are mediocre at best). Its about winning and getting paid I’m sure people don’t sign up to play in Green Bay because of the weather.

  58. getadealdonealready says: Mar 7, 2012 10:01 AM

    If they paid Jackson 8 Mil, then Manning is worth about 10 times that, so 80 Mil?

    Pete, whatever happened to all that T-Jack never got a fair shake in Minnesota Talk? You are giving up on him so soon?

  59. myopinionmattersandyoursblows says: Mar 7, 2012 10:02 AM

    Ive said all along that Seattle makes the most sense for Manning:
    1) They are desperate to upgrade their laughable QB situation.
    2) The OL is in place to protect a pocket QB.
    3) The current Seattle D is as good as any that Peyton played w/ in Indy.
    4) Play in Dome stadium. Dont think that this isnt a determing factor.
    5) This division is ripe for the picking each season. Remember, it is only 2 seasons removed from a 7-9 NFC West Div. winner!!

  60. hendawg21 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:03 AM

    Seattle’s a hack town pumped in crowd noise and then they claim to have come up with this 12th man deal…I beg to differ check your history Seattle the 12th man thing was out way before the Seahawks were relevant…

  61. seandconner says: Mar 7, 2012 10:04 AM

    I am really going to laugh when they have the presser and tell everybody “we decided to put our differences aside and Manning is not going anywhere….” Okay it won’t happen but wouldn’t it be rather funny??

  62. colt2011 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:04 AM

    For the person who wants to know time of announcement-12 noon ET. Definitely on NFL Ntwk & I’d bet thousands of other news channels. Peyton has dimmed the spotlite on Bountygate (good) and politics (better) Supposedly Miami is hot on his trail. He already owns a home there and likely to prefer AFC team. He and Reggie Wayne (also a free agent) would be a great package and they’d suit Dolphin green just fine. lol

  63. dexterismyhero says: Mar 7, 2012 10:05 AM

    Coming soon……”Microsoft Windows 18″?

  64. samoan1 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:14 AM

    He’s not goin to Seattle! If he comes to the NFC West…he’ll be a Cardinal! I’m not knockin the Seachickens…he just won’t end up there.

  65. geetee52 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:16 AM

    What does it matter if one owner is richer than the other? They all have the same salary cap…it’s up to the GMs to figure out how to best put it to use…and they get the money to use ON the salary cap from TV revenues.

    Unless we’re talking about one of the cheapskate owners (cough cough Tampa Bay)…underspending on the cap and pocketing the rest….I don’t see how one rich guy has any advantage over another.

  66. joetoronto says: Mar 7, 2012 10:16 AM

    rollirish21 says:
    Mar 7, 2012 9:36 AM
    joetoronto says: Mar 7, 2012 9:26 AM

    “No way he goes up there to nowhere land.”

    Says the guy from Canada.
    ***************************************************
    Says the guy who needs a geography lesson.

    You’re ignorance is on display, moron.

  67. lombardihero says: Mar 7, 2012 10:28 AM

    LOL:)))))))) I love the part of this story where it says The NFL’s wealthiest owner may be willing to give a sizable chunk of his wealth to Peyton Manning.

    A sizable chunk hey:) of his wealth they make it sound like just because Paul Allen is richer than the other owners he can write Manning a check for like 2.3 Billion dollars which still would not be a sizable chunk of his wealth:)

    No matter how rich the guy is he still has to follow the cap and the last time I checked the other 52 players go against that cap:)

    What Paul Allen is going to offer Manning is not even a small dent in his wallet.

  68. westclaims says: Mar 7, 2012 10:29 AM

    Seattle fans will get to see Manning once a year. He will be in AZ. I don’t know what will be more fun; getting him to AZ, or watching everyone freak out because he came here.

  69. godzilla111111 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:35 AM

    Manning will play for his legacy only.
    He has been playing a minimum of 9 games a year in a dome (away at Houston).
    He is not going to play home games in bad weather.

  70. kane337 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:37 AM

    It doesn’t matter which owner has the most money. There is still a salary cap to deal with.

  71. lolb23 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:38 AM

    Seattle is a joke. 0% chance of this happening.

  72. dirtbroker says: Mar 7, 2012 10:38 AM

    just because Paul Allen is willing to open up his wallet for Peyton doesn’t mean this is done. Much like Drew Brees, Peyton prizes a domed stadium/controlled environment which would certainly not be the case in SF, Seattle, KC, New York, Baltimore, Etc. Miami may be acceptable due to its warmer weather, but the AFC East is tough with the Patriots, although does he want the path of least resistance to another title, I am not sure, that isn’t priority #1 as Peyton decides where he will be taking his services…and based on that issue I don’t believe those “talents” will be heading to South Beach.

  73. trollhammer20 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:40 AM

    As a Seahawk fan, I’d rather see them get someone younger who can open a window for a period of years, as opposed to going “all-in” for Manning for a 1-2 year run.

    That said, there are a couple of things in Seattle’s favor. First of all, like Indy, Seattle is a low-profile market where the media won’t be in a constant feeding frenzy, as would be the case if he were to go to New York or Washington.

    Second, Seattle has weapons. Miller, Rice, and Williams have all had 60+ catch seasons in their careers, and are all still young. Doug Baldwin has the look of someone who can take the same kind of role Brandon Stokley had in Indy, and Golden Tate showed flashes of brilliance at times last year (but needs to be more consistent). If the team gets Manning, suddenly John Carlson may be motivated to return instead of testing free agency, and any one of a number of FA WRs might also take interest (like Reggie Wayne) as well.

    Third, Seattle has a power running game quite unlike anything Manning ever had in Indy. If Manning can get his team a ten-point lead going into the fourth quarter, Beast Mode will be there to work the clock and help seal the deal. Lynch will also benefit – on third and two, do you really want to sell out to stop Lynch with one of the best play-action passers of all time in the pocket?

    Fourth, Seattle has the type of young, active secondary that can create turnovers and give Manning short fields. Their one weakness on D is a pass-rush specialist to pair with Chris Clemons on passing downs. The defense, in its current form, is far more physical than anything Indy ever had over the years. You will not be able to grind this defense for 45 minutes and keep Manning on the sidelines, especially if Red Bryant returns.

    Fifth, Seattle’s team physician is on the NFL advisory board for head, neck, and back injuries.

    The one downside is that the offensive line, in its current form, is still unproven when it comes to QB protection. Okung is very dominant when he’s healthy but can’t seem to stay healthy. Moffitt and Carpenter both seemed to be improving as last season went on, but had their seasons cut short by injuries. Gallery did better as he recovered from his early-season injury. Unger is very solid at center, and Giacomini provides quality depth (if he doesn’t take the starting right tackle job outright).

    I get the feeling Manning will opt for another location, but there are quite a few reasons for him to consider Seattle.

  74. cliffcla says: Mar 7, 2012 10:40 AM

    mjkelly77 says:
    Mar 7, 2012 9:59 AM
    cliffcla says:Mar 7, 2012 9:37 AM

    Headline…”Every team in the NFL has varying interest in Peyton Manning”

    *except perhaps, The Patriots, Packers, Saints, Pittsburgh…. and apparently Dallas…
    ___________________________

    Don’t forget the Lions.
    ___________________________
    That’s why I said varying degrees. Some would want him more than others. Obviously Stafford is younger and is a better long term option. Plus he will improve with time. But who is more likely to win you a Superbowl in the next 3 years? The only QB that has come in the league in the last 4-5 years that could conceivably compete with Manning would be Cam Newton.

  75. axespray says: Mar 7, 2012 10:40 AM

    cheifs went toe to toe with the Patriots/Steelers, squeeked by the Packers/Bears… went to the playoffs in 2010… Team just needs a QB and maybe another WR and they’re in the AFC Title game

  76. ohrmandf says: Mar 7, 2012 10:42 AM

    I do get that for many of the nation, Seattle might as well be Alaska. That said, most people on this blog consider themselves true football fans and for that many posting incorrect facts should be ashamed of themselves.
    1. Seattle was the 1st NFL team to use field turf. In fact they just installed brand new, state of art field turf. We have not has Astro Turf for over 10 years.
    2. For the ESPN anchor who said Seattle can close the roof for Manning, WTF? Really? That is Safeco where the Mariners play. Scary.
    3. Seattle has no weapons… Hmmm, does anybody know the name Doug Baldwin, Syndey Rice, Zac Miller oh and lets not forget Beast Mode. Saints fans should know that name well, I think Lynch had a bounty out on their entire defense on that amazing play in January 2011.
    4. Seattle or No mans land fans are the best fans in the NFL. We revel in being the overlooked team and we root harder and louder than anyone. This is something that will give Peyton a HUGE home field advantage, something he will certainly look at, I’m sure
    5. Seahawks are positioned to be a good and potentially great team with a good QB and pass rusher. This team can be playoff bound and potentially a deep threat in the playoffs. I think Manning knows this and will give strong hard consideration to Seattle.

  77. rickyrich14 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:43 AM

    As a Raider fan I hope this happens!! Get him out of the AFC. Please don’t go to the Broncos or KC. And he will get to face the Whiners twice a year. LOL

    Seattle actually has some nice pieces. They look like they are QB away from being a contender.

  78. jrcoop says: Mar 7, 2012 10:43 AM

    I’ve said from the begining, Seattle and Miami are the two most likely candidates. They are both in a similar situation at QB financially and quality.

  79. isaacnewtonqb says: Mar 7, 2012 10:43 AM

    “The NFL’s wealthiest owner may be willing to give a sizable chunk of his wealth to Peyton Manning.”

    “No matter how much he pays Peyton it wouldn’t be a sizeable chunk of his net worth. Wouldn’t even move the needle on his net worth.”

    Exactly! The fact is, the word billion is thrown around like it’s million’s slightly bigger brother, so wrap your mind around this: A million seconds is twelve days. A billion seconds is thirty-two years.

    Paul Allen gots.

  80. rugdog100 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:44 AM

    What about T-Jack? lol

  81. lichnor says: Mar 7, 2012 10:44 AM

    First Franco Harris, now Manning.

    Seattle…..where great football players go to die.

  82. Nevis says: Mar 7, 2012 10:44 AM

    The bigger question is if Manning cares about Seattle. This isn’t about money, Manning will go where he has the best chance to win and Seattle probably isn’t it.

  83. pencilmonkeymagic says: Mar 7, 2012 10:45 AM

    Hooray! “Pumped-in crowd noise”! It took 60 comments but we got there in the end! I’m surprised in the PFT readership. I was expecting someone to stoop to tragic replies *way* earlier than that…

  84. fordman84 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:56 AM

    Why isn’t Indy trying to tradehim? If teams will spend big, and his contract is already big, why not try to get SOMETHING out of a team for him? Tell SEA, “hey, if you REALLy want him at any cost we will send him to you for a 7th rounder”.

    7th rounder is better than nothing.

  85. southbeachtalent says: Mar 7, 2012 10:56 AM

    Miami would be a great place for that neck injury. Come down to paradise and take this team to the promise land!!!

  86. christopher525 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:57 AM

    Only NFC West team with a hope of Manning is San Fran. They have most of the pieces, an elite QB could put them over the top.

  87. channingtaintum says: Mar 7, 2012 11:24 AM

    1phd says:
    Mar 7, 2012 9:46 AM
    nardointhenati says: Mar 7, 2012 9:36 AM

    I bet he retires today. The Colts took a chance by drafting him. He paid them back with a Super Bowl and Hall of Fame career. Luck is (at the moment) the heir apparent to Manning as the team/organization restructures. Manning goes out on top, classy, healthy, as a Colt. Despite the past year + of twitter wars and speculation its the happy ending to a story book career.
    ——————————————————-
    He retires today? I have a bridge for sale in San Francisco for you, in fact two of them and you can take your pick. Are you feelin’ more Sausalito or more Oakland?

    ————————————

    His post just screams Oakland, doesn’t it?

  88. bobhk says: Mar 7, 2012 11:30 AM

    wildbillesq says:
    Mar 7, 2012 9:28 AM
    Ross has made it clear he wont be outbid, it’s now just a matter of where Manning wants to play. Come to Miami Peyton, we have a good core team and Our weather is waaaay better than Seattle!

     —————
    Not that Ross *could* outbid Allen. Allen could pocket Ross and not feel a pinch. Btw hawks have a better core team and a fast upcoming defense.

  89. jeffesky says: Mar 7, 2012 11:34 AM

    I think seattle wants to help get a frenzy started they can sign flynn. They would have kept hass if they wanted a vet qd. young is where they wana go. i could see tannehill and let him sit behind tjack to start.

  90. calihawk says: Mar 7, 2012 11:35 AM

    One thing everyone is not mentioning is that the Seahawks have one of the top spine doctors not only in the NFL, but in the entire United States. That alone should be enough for Manning to sign on the line.

  91. nunpuncher says: Mar 7, 2012 11:40 AM

    Peyton’s ginormous cranium could withstand the altitude of Mile High Stadium and Elway and Fox would have a legitimate excuse to send Baby Jesus packin.

  92. cali49er707 says: Mar 7, 2012 11:48 AM

    go ahead and sign him seachickens, so that 9ER D can take his A** OUT because if i can recall t-jack was running for his life the last time we played. last time i checked peyton was not a mobile qb & you can say he will get rid of the ball quicker but if the receivers are covered still 5seconds into the play,then the must have been covered 3seconds into the play

  93. meytonpanning says: Mar 7, 2012 12:07 PM

    Please don’t do it Peyton, I’ll stick forks in my eyes if I have to see you in a lime-green uniform.

  94. purplehayseuss says: Mar 7, 2012 12:11 PM

    damnyoulinelliot says: Mar 7, 2012 9:30 AM

    “Aw man, not again.”

    – Tarvaris Jackson

    ***

    Jackson has indeed been given several chances to show that he’s an NFL starting QB. He has not proved that he is special, but that he is acceptable and very tough. Many NFL teams have acceptable QBs, few have special QB. Who wouldn’t want a special QB?

    Manning is a HOFer. Jackson is a good guy, tough guy, team player.

    Moss is a special player. Despite his attitude and history of drama, he’s getting attention back at the highest level – because he simply made himself available.

    If Favre suddenly decides that he’s ready to come back AGAIN, do you really think that NO NFL team would sign him? Favre is special.

    Jackson is pedestrian as a QB at this level. He’ll be a reliable backup for his career, and he and his family will live better than 95% of the rest of us. Nice work if you can get it.

  95. thepatriotsaregay says: Mar 7, 2012 12:18 PM

    the Seahawks suck so much ass.

  96. Nevis says: Mar 7, 2012 12:37 PM

    Only team in the west worth Manning’s time is SF and that is unquestionable. How much would he love that D covering his back?

    Problem is, the 49ers don’t get involved in massive FA bidding wars and I doubt that changes, especially with Manning’s health in question.

  97. oreo51 says: Mar 7, 2012 12:55 PM

    Like everyone else, Manning and his wife Ashley will take a trip out to Seattle, get off Paul Allen’s seaplane at the practice facility, look out at the snow capped mountain and those blue waters of Lake Washington. Then Mannings wife will say, “Honey, I think we found paradise. Go sign before they find someone else.”

  98. trollhammer20 says: Mar 7, 2012 12:59 PM

    christopher525 says:
    Mar 7, 2012 10:57 AM
    Only NFC West team with a hope of Manning is San Fran. They have most of the pieces, an elite QB could put them over the top.
    _______________________

    He’d take one look at that list of wide receivers currently on the roster, and re-break his neck from laughing so hard.

  99. cup0pizza says: Mar 7, 2012 1:25 PM

    The Seahacks and their delusional fan base suck.

  100. conormacleod says: Mar 7, 2012 2:21 PM

    Who the H said TJax was tough? He misses as many games due to injury as he does do to poor play.

  101. tluke25 says: Mar 7, 2012 2:58 PM

    No way he goes to Seattle. Like Peyton would go where the money is at? He’s not like that. He’s an American hero. Money isn’t that important to him!

  102. pigion80 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:13 PM

    “You mean yet another team isn’t going to give Tarvaris Jackson a “fair chance”? Shocking!”

    when he decided to throw the ball out of bounds on 4th and 2 with under 1 min to go he lost any future chance to start. im sorry but that shows his lack of competitive drive to win the game.

    he got a fair shot in Seattle and was GIVING the keys to the car and its not anybody’s fault but his own that he didn’t put gas in it.

    although i don’t see him coming to Seattle. the people with out a clue on the Seahawks roster is just funny.
    we lost plenty of games we could have won with a better qb namely Atlanta,KC,Cincy,Washinton and the browns.
    we beat Baltimore, Philadelphia and the NJ giants.

    in fact the only game that we were not in at the start of the 4th was the Steelers game.

    So before u start spitting out nonsense do a little research.

    we had the #7 defense and that was without a pass rush.
    last 10 games of the season we had the top rushing attack and gave up very little sacks compared to the first 6.
    we had a very young team with no off season to gel so it took actual game time to get the work in. any person that actually watch the games from week 1 till week17 would have seen the growth from our young and very deep o line.

    the future is bright and anyone that says different hasn’t taken a look at the Seahawks lately.

  103. Ben says: Mar 8, 2012 3:23 PM

    I don’t understand all the verbiage in this story’s comments about “Not giving T-Jack a fair shake”. This is Peyton Manning. If he’s healthy, all bets are off. T-Jack doesn’t deserve another snap if you can land Peyton as a replacement. T-Jack deserves commendation for his work ethic and you can tell he’s really trying, but he doesnt have the tools.

    Regardless, I don’t think he signs in Seattle because of its location and conference. I think he’s Miami bound unless Ross gaffes. I think the other viable option is the Jets unless the Titans get involved.

  104. savannahrose44 says: Mar 10, 2012 8:13 AM

    I love all you talking about cap space like that would hold Seattle back. They have the 2nd or 3rd most available cap space of any team, but then that’s what happens when your front office produces smart contracts. Cap space lol.

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