Despite the fact that the Super Bowl will be played this Sunday in Indy, there is only one thing everyone is talking about Peyton Manning.
Today there was somewhat breaking news on the Peyton Manning saga as Adam Schefter had some interesting news to spread on Mike and Mike in the morning on ESPN Radio.
This past week Manning spoke about rumors of his retirement and stated "I have no plans on doing that,"
."All the other talk, it is what it is. But my plan hasn't changed. I'm on track with what the doctors have told me to do. I'm rehabbing hard and I'm enjoying this week.''
“I'm very encouraged by what they've said. Everything's right on point that I'll be cleared and ready to play." - Peyton Manning said. Maybe Peyton wants to prove Rob Lowe wrong but it certainly seems Manning won’t go down without a fight.
This morning Adam Schefter said that he also believes Peyton will play next year and that the sweepstakes to land Manning might start earlier than most initially believed.
Shefty stated that it is very possible Manning is released as early as next week as both sides want to finish this as soon as possible after the Super Bowl.
Manning becomes a free agent immediately after being released by Indy and would not have to wait until March to be signed.
Shefty stated he believes the 3 usual suspects or main teams to pursue Manning would be Miami, Arizona and Washington. He also stated he doesn’t believe the 49ers will be in the hunt.
While any team can come from out of nowhere for Manning’s services the Dolphins, Cardinals and Redskins are the 3 teams that keep on coming up.
Trent Dilfer added on @MikeAndMike that the Dolphins make a lot of sense for Peyton Manning. Dilfer feels Manning’s knowledge of the AFC and Miami’s strong defense are both factors that could help lure in Peyton.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out as I am sure it will be topic number one all off season.