Sunday, February 05, 2012

Breaking down where Manning will end up

We all know that Manning will be released during the offseason and will be searching for a new home. Lets get right to it and go through where he will end up based on what we are being told by sources.

Some sources are saying that Peyton wants to remain in the AFC because he knows the competition and does not want to switch to another division at this stage in his career and may not want to go to the same conference as his brother. So that eliminates 16 teams right off the bat. We can also eliminate the Colts, Texans, Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, Patriots, and Chargers because they already have their QB.

Next we are told that he wants to play in either a dome or a warm weather area. That eliminates the Browns, Denver (they have Tebow anyways and Manning wouldn't want to get in the middle of it), Chiefs, Bills, Jets (he probably wouldn't want to go to the same city as his brother anyways), and the Titans (who already have Locker who played well when given the opportunity).

That leaves the Jaguars, Raiders, and the Dolphins. Next he wants a good Defense, which eliminates the Jags. Leaving the Raiders and Dolphins. The Raiders have already traded 2 first round picks for Palmer. Plus I believe the Dolphins are in a better position to win now.

Let's just say however that the conference doesn't matter to him and the sources are wrong. We eliminate the cold weather teams and those who have a QB, Packers, Lions, Bears, Eagles, Giants, Cowboys, Saints, Panthers, Falcons, Seattle, Rams (or at least Fisher thinks so).

Leaving the Dolphins, Vikings, Redskins, Buccaneers, 49ers, and Arizona. I do not think that the 49ers will give up on Smith to take the risk on Manning since Smith did play really well and Jim loves him. The Vikings are in a tough division and i don't think they have a team that can win now. Same could be said about the Redskins who will also be eyeing the #2 spot for RG3. The Buccaneers are also rebuilding and they have Freeman.

That leaves the Dolphins and Arizona. Both warm area places so neither advantage there. The Dolphins have a better O line and skill receivers, but the Cardinals have Fitz, so lets call this a tie. The Dolphins have a better Defense so advantage Miami. The Cardinals have a proven head coach, nothing on Philbin but he doesn't experience so advantage Arizona. There is a tie based on the overall team. I think however Miami is a more attractive place to live and Manning having a condo and his wife liking the area and Ross willing to spend whatever it takes could give Miami the advantage.

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Also Cards got a ton of money invested in Kolb

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and they traded way too much for him. i think they might be forced to stick with kolb for another year