Archie Says Peyton Manning Wants to Stay with Colts


If things don't work out with Peyton, maybe Archie Manning can guide the Colts.

 

Even though the Indianapolis Colts have apparently NOT decided what to do with injured quarterback Peyton Manning, the future Hall-of-Famer would prefer to stay in Indy.   At least that’s what his daddy, Archie Manning told the New York Times on Sunday after other  son Eli downed the mighty Green Bay Packers.

Look, it would be great if the Colts were able to hang onto a healthy Peyton Manning to guide them next season, and to draft Andrew Luck to lead them for the next decade plus.  It just doesn’t make a lot of economic sense to pay Manning his $28 million roster bonus in addition to what ever sum Luck would command as the first pick.  Now, if Manning were serious about being a Colt, and only a Colt, then maybe something could be worked out.   If Peyton granted Indy a serious “hometown discount,” then we might get to have our quarterback and sit him, too.

But, really, why would Manning want to do that?   The Redskins, Dolphins, and any number of other teams would probably pay him handsomely, even if he is no guarantee for 2012.   Maybe the depth of his love for Indianapolis will surprise me, though.

 

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  • Dennyden

    No team would pay manning one dime if there is no guarantee
    In 2012 never mind $28 million. You are way off base on this

  • http://adamhughes.in/ Adam Hughes

    @Dennyden Way off base on what? If you don’t think other teams will want him, then you haven’t been paying attention over the years. Owners like Daniel Snyder will absolutely pay big if there is even a chance that Manning can go. And, by the way, if the Colts release him, the $28 million is off the table. That’s why it’s called a roster bonus: you only get it if you are on the roster.

  • Dennyden

    @Adam Hughes
    even if the colts release him manning will not come cheap. The man did not brake a leg or an arm he broke this NECK. That’s big time one hit he could be done plus he has not played in a year
    to big of a price tag to big of a risk
    incase u haven’t been paying attention
    we don’t have the best o line manning is a
    pocket passer he will get beaten like a drum
    and what will we have to show for it an other
    wasted year
    I say one more year with Rex address the o
    line wr and get a ss then next year go all in
    for a qb in the draft
    what say u?

  • http://adamhughes.in/ Adam Hughes

    @Dennyden@Adam With Rex? Grossman? Maybe the `Skins stick with him, but that was just one example of a potential suitor. The Cardinals were all over the news today thanks to their plans to scoop Manning up if the Colts release him. Peyton will have no trouble finding work, even if he did “brake” his neck.

  • Dennyden

    @Adam Hughes @Adam

  • Dennyden

    @Adam Hughes @Adam
    Adam your right the line will be
    long for manning, but if his neck
    is not healed he will get no takers
    that was the only point I was making
    I would not take that chance
    I think if the play calling was better
    Rex would have had less turnovers
    when the run was working Kyle
    would want to air it out to
    much.I’m not saying Rex is our
    long term answer.put a better line
    in front of him get a true#1 wr
    and don’t ask him to do to much

  • Dennyden

    Thanks for checking my poor spelling