Here it is Super Bowl Sunday and the Manning making news is still the one that hasn't played in over a year. If it wasn't for Eli proclaiming that he is an elite quarterback (when he is far from elite) at the start of the season I might actually feel bad. Anyway...
On the eve of the final football game for the next 5-6 months, the world is still wondering what is going to happen with Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. Will he return to Nap Town or take his considerable talents elsewhere? Like South Beach maybe?
Rumors have been flying over Peyton's supposed interest in playing for the Miami Dolphins next season (assuming he doesn't return to the Colts). The Dolphins have already made it clear that they intend to bring in a quality veteran QB next year. Can you have a better one available than Peyton Manning?
One of the concerns over signing a guy like Peyton though has been finding someone willing to pay the freight even though the package may be damaged. How this became public knowledge I don't know (and since it is on the internet it must be true), but apparently that will not be a problem. According to the ever mysterious 'sources' Peyton is willing to be flexible with his contract. This means he'll take a low salary, but would want his contract to be heavy on performance based incentives.
So if he sucks or is too hurt you don't lose much (and your jersey sales will still go through the roof); should he rock then both you (the Dolphins) and him get paid. Sounds fair to me.
Someone from Peyton's camp (i.e. his agent) had to have leaked this info. There is no other reason for it to get there otherwise. Well, as long as it isn't someone taking advantage of the internet and people's thirst for gossip.
Assuming it is real, the stage isn't just set for Peyton's departure from Indy; it's already begun.