Teams getting “worn out” by Peyton chase

AP

If you find the pursuit of Peyton Manning exasperating, a full week after he was cut by the Colts, it could be worse.

You could be one of the teams trying to sign him to a contract.

A league source tells PFT that some of the suitors for his services are tiring of the process.  As the source put it, at least two of the remaining teams in the chase are getting “worn out,” but they are putting up with it because the prize continues to be, well, getting Peyton Manning.

And while Peyton’s financial expectations always have been regarded as a secondary matter about which there would not be much debate once he knows where he wants to play, we’re told that money is a bigger factor than previously believed.

As a source with extensive experience negotiating NFL contracts pointed out Tuesday night (or was it Wednesday morning?), the fact that the pool of potential suitors shrunk from 12 to two or three and then grew to six as of Monday could be interpreted as a sign that, once the financial offers started to come in from teams like the Broncos, Cardinals, and Dolphins, the numbers weren’t where they needed to be — so more teams needed to be brought to the party.

For now, the list of candidates is back to four.  At some point by Friday at 4:00 p.m. ET, the Cardinals have to decide whether to pay Kevin Kolb another $7 million.  And the Dolphins soon may have to see their current Plan B holding up a Brown jersey.

If/when one or more of the remaining teams decide to walk away, that will make it even harder to get the kind of financial package that Peyton wants from those that remain in the running.

66 responses to “Teams getting “worn out” by Peyton chase

  1. The Cardinals need to find out what scrub the Eagles are planning to dump … and give them their #2 pick for him.

  2. I’m hoping Plan B isn’t in a brown jersey. Surround Colt with at least a couple quality players and he’ll be fine.

  3. If the Dolphins are smart they’ll give up on an old and injured Peyton and go sign Matt Flynn soon before the Browns do.

  4. This has become a race of who wants to throw away their money the most, and how much of it they’re willing to throw away…The first time he’s blind sided and put on his MULTI million dollar rump he’s gonna find himself BACK ON THE IR.

  5. I would laugh if only 1 team made him a real offer. Even if my team needed a QB I wouldn’t touch him. 36 YO band aid who, according to even a fawning media, wants everything done 100% his way including not meeting with an owner of an interested team he’s meeting with who wants to meet with him? Fuggeddaboudit.

  6. Peyton Manning is a selfish person. He is a glorified dome quarterback who was lucky to draw Rex Grossman and the sorry Bears the one time in his 14 year career he was actually able to make a Superbowl. I will take Eli over him anytime. Just retire you punk!

  7. Where ever he ends up better have a decent backup. Broke Neck Manning might have problems.

  8. Call me kookie, but Manning is a potential quad from one blind side bitch slap rush from James Harrison!

    Jeeze, he made $24MM last year and didn’t take a snap! How much money do you need to live in the New Orleans garden district?

    Seriously, Steve Miller said it perfectly, “Take the Money and Run”

  9. @Dolphin4, I agree with just going for Flynn. They should use the saved money to go after a WR (Robinson) , DL (Williams), FS, OL, and CB.

  10. >>>> And while Peyton’s financial expectations always have been regarded as a secondary matter about which there would not be much debate once he knows where he wants to play, we’re told that money is a bigger factor than previously believed. <<<<<

    Wait, your saying a Tom Condon client is going after big money?

  11. What happens when teams chasing him find out that his arm does not have stamina or that the arm is only 55% of what it used to be?

    The Dolphins need to forget about Peyton and let John Elway and the Broncos have him.

  12. Only dome teams should probably covet him anyway & that’s mostly for when he’d play in them (& good luck on the draw in the playoffs)

    … so this leaves AZ & ?

  13. I think it’s quite comical that teams are exhausting themselves to throw their millions of dollars away…I’ll give it until week 3 before somebody drills his face into the turf and sends him and his GUARANTEED MULTI MILLION DOLLAR SALARY away for good. Sad, but true…I just hope when it happens it doesn’t paralyze him, cuz he truly is a class act and one of the best the NFL has ever seen.

  14. Peyton Manning=Brett Farve
    Brad Childress is the only person that would know how to get Peyton signed but no one has bothered to ask him how.

  15. “we’re told that money is a bigger factor than previously believed.”

    Of course it is. The bigger the contract, the more money Mannings agent makes.

  16. “The first time he’s blind sided and put on his MULTI million dollar rump he’s gonna find himself BACK ON THE IR.”

    When he hurt his neck he wasn’t even out out of the game, and it was kind of gruesome.

    So, not sure what your all talking about. Be different if hes had a bad year, or missed off and on games, but he missed last season.
    Nothing says hes going to have a down year, its all stupid guesses on a qb most of us have never seen in our life time play as he has for as long as he has.

  17. Worn out already? So what’s gonna happen when Manning is forcing the coaches to watch some extra film nonstop and the coaches are tired? There’s a reason Manning is so talented…it’s because he doesn’t get “worn out” and if he does, he won’t complain about it.

  18. This process is tiresome! Make a decison, Peyton! The team you pick will be better for it in getting plans made and installed.

  19. The guy has the right to spend more than 2 days on deciding where he wants to play for the next 5 years and finish out his career. These teams need to shut their pieholes, and if you don’t like it, take yourself out of the running.

  20. Peyton was medically cleared by doctors who together concluded he was able to withstand the high impact collisions. They wouldn’t do that unless they were completely confident in his neck holding up. After all, doctors do not want to be sued for millions of lost wages. Secondly, Peyton will pick the Dolphins or the Titans in my opinion. Cardinals and Bronco’s offensive lines are just not set up as well at the tackle positions as the Dolphins and Titans. Especially if the Dolphins lure in Eric Winston for the RT position. Fitzgerald is the only reason he would consider the Cardinals, but their offensive line continues to be well…. offensive. The Bronco’s are never out of it, especially considering the division they are in. But I would be surprised if Peyton picks them. Finally, Peyton didn’t forget how to be a top notch QB. His arms is good, but it was his brain, precision, and knowledge of the game that makes him one of the all time best. That hasn’t change, thus he is worth the wait and the risk. Besides, if these front office people are so “worn out” then maybe they should look for new work. I mean for crying out loud, the dude is doing his due dilligence across the nation with various teams. It is not exactly a slow process. So if you don’t want to wait, move on with your next option.

  21. Those of us who live in the Mile High City are getting worn out by the media hype. It’s all Peyton all the time with breathless reporters camped out at Dove Valley bringing updates on updates on updates of nothing.

  22. Last week I was looking forward to a healthy Manning throwing to Brandon Marshall and Reggie Wayne. Today, I’m trying to get my head around the idea of Moore throwing to a weakened receiver corps. As a fan, I rely on the notion that the people running the organization know what they are doing but it’s hard to see the logic in all of this.

    I don’t like the game Manning is playing and think the Dolphins should sign Flynn (if they want him) before he goes to Cleveland. If they don’t think he’s any better than Moore then that’s fine but DON’T get caught out. We’re less than a day into free agency and the shelves are starting to look bare.

  23. I say go hard after Flynn and make him an offer he can’t refuse. If it works out that PM comes to Miami then it was meant to be, but if not you at least have to close and secure Plan B.

  24. Isn’t Flynn like Kolb? One good game and nothing else to show? I know kolb had three games, one good one bad and one average… Kind of what I expect from Flynn.

  25. Aw, I feel sad for these suitors. Here they are trying to do nothing more than build a strong team and this arrogant gentleman wants nothing more than to be paid what he’s actually worth and for the value he will add to a team. The nerve of him! God forbid he made a team bring their ‘A’ game to the negotiating table and forced them to bid against one another. They pull this kind of sh*t with players all the time, but they’ll be damned if a player does it to them.

  26. Dolphins need to sign Matt Flynn and stop the messing about.
    Wait until Chicago hears Brandon was in a fight on Sunday night in New York, maybe he will be right back on the doorstep.

  27. >>As the source put it, at least two of the remaining teams in the chase are getting “worn out,”

    I find it tiring to look for a job if unemployed. Commutingg to work can be a pain in teh butt. If I am well paid to run a football team worth over $1 Billion, then I will shut my mouth and work hard for a week if it helps the team.

    Try working on a farm, or in a factory, or as a day laborer to see what “worn out” means.

  28. i wouldnt chase him. Go after Flynn or draft one. Tell Peyton to take a hike.

    We dont know how well he will play. If he ever does play again.

  29. If I were the Eagles I would stick to an incentive ladden deal and find out if Peyton wants to win or collect a check. Manning wants both, but the Eagles as usual are saying we want you, but we aren’t taking all the risk. I hope they get it worked out.

  30. As a Phin fan, I’d prefer the team signing Matt Flynn over Manning. I believe Flynn is the better quarteback in the long run. I said the samething about Philbin over Fisher.

    Go Phins!

  31. If I own one these desperate teams, don’t I want to have my “football people” see big-head throw before we chuck wheelbarrows full of cash at him?

    I mean really, what if he just doesn’t have it anymore?
    With that Frankenstein neck, he may be lucky if he can even hold a clipboard once he goes on 15 day disabled list for a “tweak in his neck area”
    lordy, lordy!

  32. The Dolphins are having an interesting off season. Seems no one wants to take their talents to South Beach any more.

    That owner really is a clown huh?

  33. Hey Peyton, How much is enough? You took the colts for all you could squeeze out of them. Do you really think another team is going to pay you like the Colts did?

  34. kingjoe1 says:
    Mar 14, 2012 8:09 AM
    If I were the Eagles I would stick to an incentive ladden deal and find out if Peyton wants to win or collect a check. Manning wants both, but the Eagles as usual are saying we want you, but we aren’t taking all the risk. I hope they get it worked out.

    ===================================
    Goobs, You Feable fans are stuck with Ookie. You wanted that guy, you got him. Peyton is not going to to a team with another starting QB like the Feables. Besides Feable fans are the worse in the league, no way is Peyton going there.

  35. “The Cardinals need to find out what scrub the Eagles are planning to dump … and give them their #2 pick for him”

    The Eagles will gladly take a #2 for Mike Kafka. Oh wait…the Eagles already have the Cardinals #2 this year. Maybe a #1 in next year’s draft?

  36. I hope they all walk and Manning spends another year on the bench. Dude, you’re damaged goods and unproven since multiple surgeries. Quit being a prima-donna. Really starting to hope you suck big time this year.

  37. I bet we all know who are the two exhausted teams, Miami and Arizona. The longer it takes for them to pursue manning, the more they have to lose, the broncos have nothing to lose weather they get Peyton or not and the titans haven’t even met with him yet. Its only been one week and theres no need for manning to jump into a decision so soon. Put yourself in his shoe, if you had four job offers in four different states, theres a lot to consider and talk over with your family.just suck it up and if it’s meant to be, then you’ll have manning

  38. “we’re told that money is a bigger factor than previously believed.”

    What exactly were the other factors? If the guy wouldn’t budge on $28M from his own team after taking $26M to ride the bench for a year, obviously his demands are going to be huge.

    If I’m the Cardinals I still pay the window. Kevin Kolb was a failure and Manning gives them a real shot to be contenders.

  39. If teams are getting worn out after only a few days, then how in the world are they going to handle an entire season with a bad QB? It’s the fans who are getting sick of the overblown media stories

    I can’t wait for LeBron Manning to end this charade and tell everyone of The Decision to where he will take his talents.

  40. Love all these phins fans saying how there was no doubt he was going to miami. Now that it looks like hes not going there they would rather have matt flynn. Haha you were better off with Henne.

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