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Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:50 pm
Edited on: January 8, 2012 5:29 pm
 
Are the Cards a sleeper to make Peyton the next Warner? (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The status of Peyton Manning with the Colts is absolutely up in the air, and a lot depends on the March 8 deadline for Indy to pick up his $28 million option.

While there's been some chatter that the Colts and Manning's camp discussed an extension of that deadline recently, CBS Sports Charley Casserly reported on Sunday's The NFL Today that it's not the case. He also reported that the decision on Manning's option will be made by owner Jim Irsay (not the new general manager) and that there's a darkhorse possibility to land Manning if he doesn't end up back with the Colts: the Arizona Cardinals.

"Jim Irsay in interviewing general manager candidates has told them he will make the decision whether Peyton Manning is back," Casserly reported Sunday. "He will not put that on the new general manager. Right now there have been absolutely no discussions according to the Manning camp between Manning and Irsay about extending that deadline. In fact, it would make no sense to me for Manning to agree to that. Why give up the opportunity to talk to other teams?

"One team to watch? The Arizona Cardinals. They can get out of the Kevin Kolb contract and also Ken Whisenhunt's been down this road before. A veteran quarterback coming in at the end of his career? Kurt Warner."


The Cardinals would be a shock to land Manning, if only because they haven't been discussed as a landing spot. But a healthy Manning would be an instant upgrade for Arizona and probably let them leapfrog the 49ers as NFC West favorites in 2012.

As for the extension talks, there's some thought that language in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement wouldn't even allow an extension of the option deadline.

Beside that point, Casserly's spot on: there's really no benefit for Manning to give the Colts a deadline, especially if they're set on selecting Andrew Luck in April's draft anyway.

The long and short of it is this: Manning's situation isn't going to simply go away between now and the deadline for the Colts to make a decision on his future in Indianapolis and even with the playoffs going on, it's going to remain a dominant NFL storyline.

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Comments

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:05 am
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Mannings not going anywhere. This is just some dumbass writer trying to create some controversy and have something to write about on a slow day. Irsay is not about to let go of the franchise QB and one of the greatest players in the game without him even stepping on the field.

Haha. A slow day? Did you turn on your TV at all today? Pretty sure it wasn't a slow news day for the NFL. How can you really say Manning isn't going anywhere when we don't really even know if he'll ever play again.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:15 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

If the Colts cut Manning I hope Luck becames Heath Schler in the NFL, Manning has made the Colts and is probaly the reason they have that nice stadium. The way the Colts fan are turning their back on him is a shame. If Manning plays it should be for the Colts not Miami, Arizona, Washington or Cleveland. I hope the Colts suck on a Matt Millen level should they cut him.



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 10:58 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Mannings not going anywhere. This is just some dumbass writer trying to create some controversy and have something to write about on a slow day. Irsay is not about to let go of the franchise QB and one of the greatest players in the game without him even stepping on the field.



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Casserly should be fired.





Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

hey nice post DEW - better get back to your trailer, the rats are moving out



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:51 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

please stop drinking.smokeing crake and writing it could lead to heath problems later in life.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:50 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Oh, God, Peyton Manning to Larry Fitzgerald would be bad times for the NFC West.  Please, never let this happen.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:45 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

how could you reach this leavle i will make sure you and your well chosen word will not be read by my 12 year old again



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:40 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

what the fuck is this shit on here for asshole



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:30 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Jack_sprat....you are also a idiot that talks out of the wrong end.....read the description of the award ding a ling......the lights are on but nobody  is homeLaughing


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