Since 4:01 March 7th it’s been all Manning all day. Now that Peyton Manning is officially a free agent, media and front offices have gone absolutely insane. The speculation of Manning’s future home has started bright and early and continued on ESPN, NFL Network and all local news stations since Peyton was released.
While Adam Schefter reported that there are 12 teams that have already contacting the Peyton camp with interest the pack doesn’t appear to be that large.
Already there are reports that Peyton does not have any interest in becoming a Redskin. In addition Peter King tweeted that there no way the Texans will land Manning. Three other names to scratch off the list are the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and 49ers who have both publicly stated they are not interested.
A dark horse in the sweepstakes was the Denver Broncos, however Denver native Woody Paige stated he believes there is no way the Broncos and Peyton will connect.
That really just leaves 2 potential players, our Miami Dolphins and the Arizona Cardinals. The Seattle Seahawks might be a dark horse team but that remains unlikely.
Today ESPN's John Clayton said on NFL Live that the frontrunner for Manning is "clearly" the #Dolphins. Says Stephen Ross "has" to get this done.
In addition Linda Cohen said on ESPN radio “I don’t know how the Dolphins can blow this” speaking about the Dolphins on Manning.
Finally my favourite radio guy, Colin Cowherd also believes that Peyton will be wooed by the Dolphins and they represent the best fit for Manning and will be the eventual landing spot for Peyton.
Hopefully he is right!