As NFL free agency is about to get under way at around 4pm this afternoon there is still one name that is on the mind of all Dolphins fans and that is Peyton Manning.
Late last night we learned from Mort that the Dolphins met with Manning for 6 hours in Indy. Coach Philbin and members of the Dolphins staff had the chance to make their best pitch to Peyton. Per Mando from the Miami Herald’s Miami still believes it is in the mix to land Manning.
Dolphins, by the way, still feel like they're in mix. Maybe they're naive to Manning's beliefs, but they've yet to give up on possibility.
The national media whether it’s Schefty, the boys at NFL Network, or John Clayton all are not making anything of the Dolphins meeting and don’t give the Phins much of a chance at landing Peyton. This is obviously a big change from a couple of days ago where they were the favorite.
#Dolphins brass are either extremely naive ( wouldn't surprise me) or have dealt with this #ManningWatch extremely well
While it certainly seems the Bronco’s are the above and beyond favorite to land Manning services no one really knows. Mort also reported he doesn’t expect Manning decision by the start of free agency and it might even go into Thursday until he has decided.
The delay in Manning’s decision does cause a bit of a predicament for the Dolphins who would have to wait in their pursuit for free agent QB Matt Flynn. We also can’t rule out finding a QB through the draft in a guy like Ryan Tannehill who has been speculated to be the Dolphins plan B even over Flynn.
The Dolphins have played their cards very close to their chest and therefore it is unclear exactly what move Miami will make in the upcoming few hours and days.
Hopefully it will be a bright future in Miami and we will find our next franchise QB.