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Manning hasn’t ruled out Redskins, yet

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On Thursday afternoon, Chris Russell of ESPN 980 in Washington (a radio station owned by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder) reported that quarterback Peyton Manning has informed the Redskins that Peyton isn’t interested in joining the team.

A source with knowledge of the situation disputes that account, telling PFT that Manning has not told the Redskins to take his name off their wish list.

Yet.

So Manning hasn’t told the Redskins he’s out, but that doesn’t mean he’ll eventually pick the Redskins.  It also doesn’t mean he’s genuinely interested.

I continue to believe he isn’t, and that he won’t be.  Though it seems a little silly to avoid the entire conference out of deference to Eli, it’s hard to imagine Peyton joining the NFC East.  And it’s hard to imagine Peyton coexisting with Kyle Shanahan, since each guy will want to run the offense.  And it’s hard to imagine Peyton not having a case of bitter beer face at that thought of playing at FedEx Field the day after the turf gets torn up by a pair of college teams.

Still, for now, he hasn’t said no.  In time, he likely will.

And while we don’t doubt that someone within the organization told Russell that Manning has told the team “thanks” and “no thanks,” it’s hard not to wonder whether the Redskins are trying to slide off the radar screen, in the hopes of swooping in and snatching Manning.

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77 Responses to “Manning hasn’t ruled out Redskins, yet”
  1. mikebe1 says: Mar 8, 2012 7:58 PM

    Its called using the skins to pony up ur asking price

  2. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 8, 2012 7:59 PM

    Manning to Houston. Schaub to Washington. That’s what’s going to happen. (Of course, I swore he’d retire and never play again )

  3. oklahomaseahawk says: Mar 8, 2012 7:59 PM

    When is going to start making visits? I understand Dolphin fans celebrated him in Miami but doesn’t he have a house their…
    If he’s making a decision soon I wann see who he visits next.
    If he gets out of Miami Flipper is going to be one sad Dolphin LOL!!!

  4. mlgamboa2 says: Mar 8, 2012 7:59 PM

    I feel the boneheaded deadskins fans about to wanting Manning again. Just after Jumping from Griffith to manning to Griffith and then back to manning. Hey deadskins, I hear the browns have already spoke with Rams about dealing from Robert (almost a redskin) Griffith.

  5. kd75 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:00 PM

    Danny, its Peyton. Let me borrow that private jet?

  6. sammythebull44 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:00 PM

    come to the Los Angeles Raiders!

  7. jskill3 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:02 PM

    Substituting this year for the Favre unretirement watch: Peyton’s Picks his Place ………

  8. jaggedmark says: Mar 8, 2012 8:02 PM

    Manning to Redskins. No Chance

  9. dansyndersux says: Mar 8, 2012 8:06 PM

    Well just show him some tape of the offensive line for the last two seasons. I’m sure he will change his mind instantly!

    MidgetMan must be goin insane. The one time a highly coveted FA will reject the biggest contract on the table.

  10. waitingguilty says: Mar 8, 2012 8:07 PM

    Sure, the field will be what keeps him from DC.

    Got it.

  11. rip4gehrig says: Mar 8, 2012 8:07 PM

    sammythebull44 says:Mar 8, 2012 8:00 PM

    come to the Los Angeles Raiders!

    ————————————————

    LOL, now THIS is a funny post!!!!

  12. dolfan1 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:09 PM

    It looks pretty clear to me he is going to Miami!!

  13. maatopdogg32 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:10 PM

    I wonder where that fat Porker Chris Russell has for his source. Proves to you the media will sell their soul for some attention.

  14. plum13sec says: Mar 8, 2012 8:10 PM

    cardinals or seahawks i think

  15. wwwfella says: Mar 8, 2012 8:11 PM

    this is what’s gonna happen….manning to the dolphins, the skins trade up for rg3, the browns will trade down from the 4 spot to pick up extra picks(they have to many holes to fill) and flynn goes to seattle or k.c

  16. burgundyandgold says: Mar 8, 2012 8:11 PM

    This is just leverage to get the Rams pick sooner rather than later. And to you Browns fan talking smack about the Redskins…child please, win something then talk you’re acting like Eagles fans and that is not somethings to aspire to. Thanks.

  17. skinsfan6892 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:12 PM

    blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 8, 2012 7:59 PM

    Manning to Houston. Schaub to Washington. That’s what’s going to happen. (Of course, I swore he’d retire and never play again )……

    More like Manning to the jets and Sanchez to Washington.
    Dan Snyder still has a serious man crush on Sanchez.

  18. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 8, 2012 8:13 PM

    blackqbwhiterb says:
    Mar 8, 2012 7:59 PM
    Manning to Houston. Schaub to Washington. That’s what’s going to happen. (Of course, I swore he’d retire and never play again )

    Idk how I haven’t thought of that. Genius!

  19. east96st says: Mar 8, 2012 8:13 PM

    “Though it seems a little silly to avoid the entire conference out of deference to Eli”

    From the guy who told us it was a “little silly” to think the Giants could make it to and win the Super Bowl. Both times. Not sure what your beef with NY is, but I’m very grateful that they made you look foolish two separate times in a four year span.

  20. emmac13 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:14 PM

    Good Cleveland has hope for RG3.

  21. alphaq2 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:15 PM

    Skins fan here, and I’d be shocked if he came to DC. No way he plays against his bro twice a year while on the weakest team in the NFC East.

    My bets KC, but Houston would be funny….I’m gonna catch on somewhere else Mr. Brown, And every time I pitch against you…I’m gonna stick it up your farkin arse!

  22. bleed4philly says: Mar 8, 2012 8:15 PM

    He’s going to Miami, and so is Reggie Wayne. Whatever the line is next season when the dolphins play the colts, just take the dolphins, lock of the millennium.

  23. mjkelly77 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:16 PM

    So Manning’s agent told him that eliminating potential bidding teams reduces his leverage? Swamp Boy isn’t as smart as he would like us all to think he is.

  24. RedHeadedBastard says: Mar 8, 2012 8:16 PM

    Since when was this Peyton’s call? I thoughtit was Adchie’s call?

  25. Mary Jane says: Mar 8, 2012 8:17 PM

    I’ve been a Fanning since day 1. It is absolutely plausible that Peyton would tell the Redskins “in so many words” without actually saying he isn’t interested.

    That way when word gets out he can honestly say “I didn’t say that” and save face with the public.

    Its pretty much his standard operating procedure.

  26. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Mar 8, 2012 8:18 PM

    Mr. Snyder Sir, that’s a very generous offer but it will take me three years to teach your OC what plays to call.

  27. nitzenbaum - not yer momma's 'skins fan says: Mar 8, 2012 8:19 PM

    mlgamboa2 says: Mar 8, 2012 7:59 PM

    I feel the boneheaded deadskins fans about to wanting Manning again. Just after Jumping from Griffith to manning to Griffith and then back to manning. Hey deadskins, I hear the browns have already spoke with Rams about dealing from Robert (almost a redskin) Griffith.

    What is it, a requirement to have at least one idiot make a nonsensical comment any time the Redskins are mentioned? That, or you are 12 and I don’t really want to give the rest of the 12 year old set a bad name. Do better, try harder!

  28. colt2011 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:20 PM

    Peyton DOES have a home in Miami. Some dummy reported 4 hours ago that Manning ‘camp’ declined on WAS. Doubt he will go to a cold NFC team. Media sources need to take a deep breath, a valium and quit reporting b.s. If Manning is in Miami, he may have spoken and went for a workout already (with Reggie Wayne receiving). Not like he or his agent are going to invite media to watch. It’s private. Guy just got released and back to Miami 24 hours ago and 12 teams are after his services. Takes time to set things up, discuss the pros and cons and options. Sleep, eat etc. Can’t talk and see all suitors in one day. Chill.

  29. redskinsroost says: Mar 8, 2012 8:24 PM

    Peyton to Houston, Schaub to the Jets, Sanchez to Miami, REDSKINS to last place…..again.

  30. colt2011 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:29 PM

    Washington should stick to their original intentions (if media reported that right). Go for RG3. Shanahans will have full control over him. Peyton can run his own offense-Coach and him would be butting heads. And no way him and Eli want 2 battle 2x per season. Not a good fit.

  31. tmb333 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:30 PM

    Peyton Manning will return to the Colts and finish out his career if he can play and if not, he will have a front office job.

  32. explosionsauce says: Mar 8, 2012 8:31 PM

    You referred to yourself as “I” instead of “we”…are you ok Mike?

  33. purplecitybirdgang52 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:35 PM

    Manning gonna be the highest paid player again if he goes to the skins

  34. naptownwarrior says: Mar 8, 2012 8:36 PM

    Manning’s massive ego won’t allow him to eliminate any teams. He wants every team salivating for his services, not only for ego, but to raise his asking price in salary since he is the most money hungry athlete alive. he will make the favre saga look miniscule. If you believe Manning is this great wholesome guy then you are greatly misled. I am from Indianapolis and he has an open marriage and is frequently seen going out with the local weather girl Angela Buchman, and that is just 1 example since there are many more. He could’ve restructured his contract with the Colts and stayed, but instead got paid 28 million to do nothing last year, and expected Irsay to pony up that kind of cash yet again for a 36 yr old QB with 4 neck surgeries which he hid from the Colts, not to mention numerous choke jobs in the playoffs year in and year out. Whatever bonehead team pays out big money for this choke artist will be greatly disappointed

  35. wethog66 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:37 PM

    Chris Russell’s “sources” are a joke, and FedEx doesn’t host a lot of College Football games.

    Having said all that, as a Skins fan I don’t expect Manning to choose the Skins and I would prefer the Skins didn’t sign him. This team needs to continue with the rebuild started during the un-capped year, not fork over cash for Peyton Manning and his “Lets get the band back together” buddies.

    Yes Manning is a sure fire HOF’er, and would help a lot, but the Skins are not one player away from the playoffs, and they shouldn’t sell-out to try and be one for a 36 year old QB that wants to win now.

    This rebuild needs to be followed through to the end.

  36. mdc21787 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:39 PM

    mlgamboa2…dude really? first of all his last name is GRIFFIN NOT GRIFFITH. second of all, skins fans DONT WANT MANNING!! just cuz our owner is a numbskill doesnt mean sh** bout the fanbase. on the east coast football is huge, we all grew up on it and understand what it takes to make a team. we understand that manning is too old, doesnt fit the system, and goes completely against the new culture in DC. tired of all these idiots coming on here acting like its 1999. let it go…manning isnt coming to DC, we dont want him, we are builidng through the draft, singing FA’s that are in their prime or just hitting their prime.

  37. thefiesty1 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:41 PM

    Not going to happen with the Skins. It’s the Fins.

  38. switch123 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:47 PM

    Yes alot of peeps here got it right. They are not interested in Washington, but it leaked, now there ding damage control to push up Mannings stock by saying the Redskins are offering this. Well the cats out of the bag go use another team as your pawn.

  39. basexc9 says: Mar 8, 2012 8:50 PM

    This just in – Peyton doesn’t want to play for Washington

    This just in – Peyton doesn’t not want to play for Washington

    Anddddddd repeat. I love the media!

  40. profootballwalk says: Mar 8, 2012 8:54 PM

    Gomer Pyle is trying to pretend he has leverage. Very few teams want to pony up guaranteed money for an old QB with a hinky noggin-supporter. He’s fighting to find a team that will forgo injury protection and pay him at last year’s rate. Good luck with that.

  41. bozosforall says: Mar 8, 2012 9:01 PM

    east96st says:
    Mar 8, 2012 8:13 PM
    “Though it seems a little silly to avoid the entire conference out of deference to Eli”

    From the guy who told us it was a “little silly” to think the Giants could make it to and win the Super Bowl. Both times. Not sure what your beef with NY is, but I’m very grateful that they made you look foolish two separate times in a four year span.

    __
    He would rather continue to slurp on the Pats, like the rest of their idiot fans.

  42. thegonz13 says: Mar 8, 2012 9:02 PM

    Let’s see… After 14 years playing in a dome, he would have to play in the cold weather of the NFC East. He’d have to face Eli and the Giants’ front four twice a year.

    I don’t think so…

    On the up side, he could shred Dallas’ pitiful secondary twice a year too!

  43. bozosforall says: Mar 8, 2012 9:03 PM

    profootballwalk says:
    Mar 8, 2012 8:54 PM
    Gomer Pyle is trying to pretend he has leverage. Very few teams want to pony up guaranteed money for an old QB with a hinky noggin-supporter. He’s fighting to find a team that will forgo injury protection and pay him at last year’s rate. Good luck with that.

    ___
    The docs have already said that the neck is stable. It’s the nerves that control his throwing motion, velocity and accuracy that are still in question. Try reading the news stories, idiot.

  44. gmsalpha says: Mar 8, 2012 9:15 PM

    I like the idea of Peyton going to the Cards. Edge went there, Warner went there, Emmitt went there, and lots of other older Americans too. It’s a nice place to wind down your career.

  45. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 8, 2012 9:18 PM

    Dont do it teams, he’s damaged goods, he’ll ser yr team back years!! Greedy swamp boy

  46. milehighphan says: Mar 8, 2012 9:18 PM

    Broncos make the most sense. Lots of cap room, weak conference, good defense, young line, good receiving core, afc and decent weather.

  47. benicio1010 says: Mar 8, 2012 9:45 PM

    Manning’s massive ego won’t allow him to eliminate any teams. He wants every team salivating for his services, not only for ego, but to raise his asking price in salary since he is the most money hungry athlete alive. he will make the favre saga look miniscule. If you believe Manning is this great wholesome guy then you are greatly misled. I am from Indianapolis and he has an open marriage and is frequently seen going out with the local weather girl Angela Buchman, and that is just 1 example since there are many more. He could’ve restructured his contract with the Colts and stayed, but instead got paid 28 million to do nothing last year, and expected Irsay to pony up that kind of cash yet again for a 36 yr old QB with 4 neck surgeries which he hid from the Colts, not to mention numerous choke jobs in the playoffs year in and year out. Whatever bonehead team pays out big money for this choke artist will be greatly disappointed.

    Hey bartender…. get that douche another H2O and vinegar.

  48. jacksaysfu says: Mar 8, 2012 9:47 PM

    @burgundyandgold : How is a Redskins fan gonna bash an Eagles fan ? Philly had a horrible year but they still finished above Washington . You guys are CONSTANTLY
    in The NFC East basement year after year after year . You
    won’t get Manning or RG3 and even if you did your roster is still a mess . Insert your no superbowl comments here , and enjoy living forever in the 80’s . P.S. Maybe you
    should wait to trash Eagles fans till the Skins actually are capable of beating us , because Im pretty sure we swept your basement dwelling team last year , enjoy another 6-10 campaign

  49. rcali says: Mar 8, 2012 10:01 PM

    Lot of press for an injured, at the end of his career, QB. See Joe Montana. I know, I know, thumbs down Mrs. Manning and Mom Manning.

  50. mjkelly77 says: Mar 8, 2012 10:08 PM

    I’ve been saying most of this all along about the Greedy Swamp Boy …..
    ____________

    “naptownwarrior says:Mar 8, 2012 8:36 PM

    Manning’s massive ego won’t allow him to eliminate any teams. He wants every team salivating for his services, not only for ego, but to raise his asking price in salary since he is the most money hungry athlete alive. he will make the favre saga look miniscule. If you believe Manning is this great wholesome guy then you are greatly misled. I am from Indianapolis and he has an open marriage and is frequently seen going out with the local weather girl Angela Buchman, and that is just 1 example since there are many more. He could’ve restructured his contract with the Colts and stayed, but instead got paid 28 million to do nothing last year, and expected Irsay to pony up that kind of cash yet again for a 36 yr old QB with 4 neck surgeries which he hid from the Colts, not to mention numerous choke jobs in the playoffs year in and year out. Whatever bonehead team pays out big money for this choke artist will be greatly disappointed.”

  51. mjkelly77 says: Mar 8, 2012 10:16 PM

    bozosforall says:Mar 8, 2012 9:03 PM

    The docs have already said that the neck is stable. It’s the nerves that control his throwing motion, velocity and accuracy that are still in question. Try reading the news stories, idiot.
    _____________________

    Manning’s doctors will say anythng. After all, he’s paying the bills. I can hear it now … “Hey Doc, say I’m fine to play. I want to stick some fool owner with a $28 million tab. Don’t worry. Once the deal is signed, I’ll never even take the field. You know, like we did to Irsay and the Colts last year.”

  52. ronbelle says: Mar 8, 2012 10:18 PM

    Ok ppl , name one OLine man accept Jeff Saturday on the Colt , ? I hear crickets ! Payton Manning , ppl don’t need a flashy OLine , he calls out the protections as he read the D . As you can see with out Manning , 2011 was the colts worst season with a huge sack range & yards lose within past seasons .

  53. PriorKnowledge says: Mar 8, 2012 10:27 PM

    manning to vikings, flynn to browns and griffin falls to redskins without a trade!!!!

    I can dream, can’t I?

  54. bigjdve says: Mar 8, 2012 10:27 PM

    Actually I like the idea of Schaub to DC while Peyton to Houston.

    This allows Manning to paste the Colts twice a year. This also allows Schaub to keep little Shanny happy while Big Shanny can train Griffen ready.

  55. enx31 says: Mar 8, 2012 10:28 PM

    I don’t know how you all think your predictions have any chance of coming true.

    It’s clear that Manning’s going to Green Bay. Oakland will trade away every draft pick they have in the next decade to acquire Rodgers and Brady to backup Palmer, Belichick will finally suit up and play QB for the Pats, Namath will get an artificial heart and bionic limbs and return to the Jets, and Snyder will have to go Option B and offer Favre $250m just to hype the media and fake injury in Week 1.

  56. burgundyandgold says: Mar 8, 2012 10:34 PM

    Oh jackey boy. You sound so young. So much maturation yet to come. I would bet dollars to doughnuts that the redskins win their fourth super bowl before the eagles win one. Enjoy year 15 of Andy Reid, I bet you don’t even remember the days before he was your coach. Three rings compared to none wins every time, even if it was a long time ago. The skins are doing it the right way now and the eagles are starting to act lime the skins circa 2001. Have fun with that. Zero rings. No get your homework done and go to bed.

  57. redskinspatronum says: Mar 8, 2012 11:03 PM

    Why burn a bridge?

    But let’s be honest, the Redskins are the 12th bridge he might cross.

  58. mjkelly77 says: Mar 8, 2012 11:07 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:Mar 8, 2012 9:18 PM

    Dont do it teams, he’s damaged goods, he’ll ser yr team back years!! Greedy swamp boy
    __________________

    Is this an homage to the original … my Greedy Swamp Boy comments?

  59. rubbernilly says: Mar 8, 2012 11:15 PM

    Wait a minute… I saw a commenter make the “bitter beer face” statement in reference to Manning earlier today (or even yesterday).

    Is this a meme I am unaware of, or should MF be giving credit where credit is due (to the PFT commenter)?

  60. mikeygbillsohard says: Mar 8, 2012 11:28 PM

    peyton manning: 10+ years of experience controlling literally every aspect of an offense, 4 MVPs, 1 championship

    kyle shanahan: a few years coordinating mediocre-below average offenses

    that’s a pretty tough choice if you ask me

  61. mychode says: Mar 8, 2012 11:30 PM

    Dare I say the skins bring in Favre if they can’t land Peyton?
    Ohh, I say.

  62. reach4succeed says: Mar 9, 2012 12:14 AM

    He is doing us (Redskins Fans) a favor by saying no to the feathered helmet. Let some other guys play the dumb card and discover he is not the same player he once was.

  63. theyknowtheyknowtheyknow says: Mar 9, 2012 12:39 AM

    Burgandyandgold…..

    Funny thing is…The browns and redskins have the most losing seasons this decade….I wouldn’t be so harsh on you sibling child…

  64. ezg1 says: Mar 9, 2012 1:10 AM

    mjkelly77: Just let it GO! Looks like the Colts with Irsay finnally running the show have become geldings!

  65. jdvalk says: Mar 9, 2012 1:21 AM

    Yeah, one college game scheduled in 2012 in FedEx is a huge deterrent… Given the micromanagement from Pop that deemed SD a no-go for Eli, I don’t doubt the same reason stretches are at play here, given what an amazing gem Irsay is as an owner (and that didn’t keep PM from success there. Leave it to agents to try to use Snyder to drive a better bargain elsewhere; the Skins should leak back that they’re on to the draft.

  66. mlgamboa2 says: Mar 9, 2012 1:21 AM

    BREAKING NEWS:

    Robert Griffith III has just ruled out the DEADskins as well

  67. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 9, 2012 3:03 AM

    Did anyone see that guiness black commercial? Pretty funny.

  68. godeepwvu says: Mar 9, 2012 3:53 AM

    Peyton doesn’t make the Redskins significantly better. He will just get killed there on the field and have to work with that pitiful front office and coaching organization. He deserves better.

  69. kappy32 says: Mar 9, 2012 4:17 AM

    Let me preface this by saying I am not a Dolphins fan at all. Also, I don’t care where Peyton goes; my team has a franchise QB, possible future hall of famer, 2 Super Bowl titles & 2 Super Bowl MVPs.

    With that being said, I truly believe that the favorite to land him are the Dolphins, with everyone else a long distance behind. When Wade, LeBron & Bosh decided to forego competition & signed together with the Heat, Miami became a popular destination for professional athletes in all sports. Aside from yearly hurricane threats (not the U kind), Miami, for those of you who haven’t been there, is a great place to live so long as you have the money to live large, which Manning certainly does. The Dolphins are run by a billionaire in Steven Ross & he will most definitely attempt to woo Manning on his 6-digit valued yacht & taking coastal helicopter rides on his personal chopper. That is going to be hard to turn down for a guy in Manning who has just about everything a football player could ever want. Additionally, despite the big 3 on the Heat & the FA spending spree/new stadium for the Miami Marlins, Miami is a football town & they have some of the most loyal fans in all of football. Peyton could sign with them & instantaneously become the most popular person in one of the most popular cities in the nation. The weather in Miami isn’t too bad either. Aside from the occasional thunderstorm, the weather consists of pleasant heat & sun; that’s weather conducive for a player who has played his career in a dome & has a cranky neck. Not only does Miami make sense from an aesthetic standpoint, but it is a no brainer from a football perspective. The Dolphins have the cap space to give Manning the money he is going to want without gutting their roster or disenfranchising other players by butchering their contracts. They can also offer him a multi-year deal with a solid annual salary because they aren’t locked into any bad, long-term contracts. In addition, even without Manning, the Dolphins are going to be a competitive team for the next few years. They played very well after Sparano was fired; they have a very stout defense; and they have some solid playmakers on offense in Marshall, Bush, Bess & Daniel Thomas. Not only are they going to go hard after Manning, but they are going to look to sign one of the top FA WRs this offseason, whether it be Vincent Jackson, Marques Colston or Reggie Wayne. Having any one of them lined up on the other side of Marshall, their passing game will be very good & a perfect fit for Peyton.

    With Manning saying he wants to stay in the AFC, the only other semi-logical destination would be the Jets. I highly doubt that will happen for numerous reasons. Although the Jets & my Giants only play every 4 years, NY is Eli’s town & I doubt Peyton will impede upon that. If he is not willing to play in the NFC East because of Eli, I find it even more unlikely that he’ll come play in the same town, in the same stadium, on the clearly inferior team & overall franchise. The Jets will probably go hard after him due to suffering from the trauma of the Giants winning another Super Bowl & in an attempt to keep him from the Dolphins (playing 4 games against 2 of the best QBs ever will not be fun). However, it’ll most likely be Rex Ryan that keeps him from playing there. When it comes to professionalism in the NFL, Peyton Manning & Rex Ryan are complete opposites. Manning is a consummate professional & does everything with the utmost respect & dignity. Rex Ryan, on the other hand, is a loudmouth idiot who mistakenly believes everything revolves around him. Regardless of the team he goes to, it’ll automatically become Peyton Manning’s team & I don’t believe Rex’s ego will allow him to take a backseat to anyone, even the greatest QB ever, and their personalities will clash. From a football standpoint, it makes even less sense. The Jets barely have enough cap room to squeeze out a fart & won’t be able to offer him the money he deserves, let alone wants, without having to cut ties with some key players, making them even less attractive. Furthermore, the Jets placed all the blame for their offensive ineptitude on Brian Schottenheimer & decided to “upgrade” by bringing in Sparano. Sparano is one of the most conservative play callers in the NFL & Rex, showing his immense intelligence, preaches “ground and pound” offense (still haven’t found that offensive playbook in Madden). Having the best QB ever lead an offense run by a conservative play caller, preaching & practicing run-first, will be a waste of time & talent; the Jets coaching & personnel aren’t conducive to Peyton’s game. Finally, why would he want to come to an organization that is & has been an absolute joke for the better part of 40 years? The way things fell apart last season was embarrassing; the inmates run the asylum there. If the Jets were the only option, I might understand it. However, Miami is A LOT more attractive on numerous levels: Better living; no super successful siblings to compete with; a more storied & successful history; a better owner; a well-respected, offensive minded head coach that’ll take a backseat to Peyton; more cap flexibility to add pieces; should I keep going? I see Peyton to Miami by Wednesday. As for Jets fans, I hope you enjoy another year of Marky Sanchez while you’re surrounded by Mannings, one in the same stadium & the other in Miami, and Brady. I hope you enjoyed those AFC Champiomship Game APPEARANCES because once Peyton goes to Miami, the only meaningful AFC East games you’ll be playing for the next few years will be against the Bills for 3rd place in the division.

  70. GG Eden says: Mar 9, 2012 5:54 AM

    imagine….

    Luck #1 to the Colts
    Manning FA signing by the Texans
    Jaguars trade up to get RGIII

  71. deddmunnie says: Mar 9, 2012 7:24 AM

    “Its called using the skins to pony up ur asking price”

    Ding ding ding!

  72. gpete1962 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:25 AM

    Peyton’s got to much class to play for for Snyder and not enough patients to play for the Shanahan’s

  73. switch123 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:53 AM

    An absolute false, the Dolphins do not have the Cap room check for yourselves. Roughly 12 million. Not even close to signing Manning to a big contract. Multiple players would have to restructure (Lose Money) to be able to sign him.

  74. jgava19 says: Mar 9, 2012 8:04 AM

    Manning isn’t staying in the division. Has too much respect for the fans if Indy.

  75. wvufootball1976 says: Mar 9, 2012 9:38 AM

    Hey mlgamboa you think we care if Robert GRIFFITH III doesn’t wanna be a Skin? As long as Robert GRIFFIN III ends up one we’ll be happy. Nutsack. Also I love how everyone thinks the Skins couldn’t win with Manning. The Colts with Manning=perennial playoff team, without him..2-14. He would make ANY team better. But dont worry haters he isn’t coming to Washington. I’d love to have him for 2-3 yrs but will be just as happy with RGIII.

  76. mogogo1 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:25 AM

    This is sad for Redskins fans. I expected them to be way further along after two years with Shanahan and if they had made better progress, they might be on the verge of landing Manning now. I’m sure he respects Mike Shanahan, but he knows enough football to know they’re not contenders even with him.

  77. MichaelEdits says: Mar 9, 2012 1:21 PM

    You never rule out the Redskins for the same reason that you never rule out the Dolphins. You can use them to raise the price on the team that you really want to play for.

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