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Woah...

 

He's 36 but I'm all for it.

 

 

A Dolphins source tells the Miami Herald that the team's offseason priority is to acquire Peyton Manning.

It makes us wonder if the Colts might pay Manning's March 8 roster bonus and try to swing him to the Dolphins in a trade. Per the Herald, the Dolphins have not even shown preliminary interest in free agent Matt Flynn. The Fins apparently believe they have a roster ready to compete for Super Bowls after the addition of a franchise quarterback. Even if it's only a quick fix.

 

http://miamiherald.t...s-fallback.html

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I think Peyton's got two or three more seasons in him, so I'm all for it. If they know Peyton is likely to be healthy by training camp and they'll get him for a smaller salary, then Manning is the best option out there. I'd hate to give up the 8th/9th overall pick to get him though.

 

This team can compete for a Super Bowl with Peyton.

 

 

It's a good thing we don't have an NFL thread.

 

 

jk I won't be "that guy".

 

 

I was going to be that guy, but I decided not to.

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It's a good thing we don't have an NFL thread.

 

 

jk I won't be "that guy".

 

 

I was going to be that guy, but I decided not to.

I wasn't sure where to post this news.

 

I apologize if I wasn't supposed to start a new thread about it.

 

It's no big deal. We just mentioned it really as a joke. It's cool, we just tend to put NFL news in the NFL Thread so if we want to search NFL information sometime in the future, we can just go to that thread.

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Jets fans must be in hell.. Giants/Patriot super bowl and now the Dolphins might get Peyton.

 

Miami was my guess way early in the season... makes sense. They're a playoff team with him. If he comes back healthy and Miami protects him, I don't see why he can't be a top quarterback into his 40s. People really jumped off his bandwagon with this injury but if hes healthy, hes as good as there has ever been and will still be elite.

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Jets fans must be in hell.. Giants/Patriot super bowl and now the Dolphins might get Peyton.

 

Miami was my guess way early in the season... makes sense. They're a playoff team with him. If he comes back healthy and Miami protects him, I don't see why he can't be a top quarterback into his 40s. People really jumped off his bandwagon with this injury but if hes healthy, hes as good as there has ever been and will still be elite.

 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the Jets make a push for Manning as well.

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Jets fans must be in hell.. Giants/Patriot super bowl and now the Dolphins might get Peyton.

 

Miami was my guess way early in the season... makes sense. They're a playoff team with him. If he comes back healthy and Miami protects him, I don't see why he can't be a top quarterback into his 40s. People really jumped off his bandwagon with this injury but if hes healthy, hes as good as there has ever been and will still be elite.

 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the Jets make a push for Manning as well.

 

I think you'l find teams lining up for Manning.

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The interesting thing about the Manning situation is that he will get cut, not traded (if he is to change teams). If the Colts know 100% that he will be back to normal, then he will remain a Colt. The trickty part is that the Colts will need to know that by March 8, 5 days before the start of the next year. If they keep him, the Colts will have to pay him his $28 million bonus, plus they would be on the hook for a $7.5 million salary for the season.

 

I can't see the Colts paying $28 million and then hopping he can pass a physcial for another team so he can be traded. They'd almost be better off releasing him and then bidding on him on the open market.

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It may be a good short term fix for the Dolphins if his neck has completely healed. The Dolphins have been known for taking risks on old injured Quarterbacks in recent years: Daunte Culpepper..Trent Green..Chad Pennington. One of these days they're going to have to find a way to draft a good franchise Quarterback if they want to sustain any long term success.

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Wow...The Dolphins are gonna go hard after Manning...I like it.

 

 

The Miami Herald reports that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is "infatuated with the idea" of signing Peyton Manning.

According to the Herald's Barry Jackson, Ross is willing "to wait as long as necessary" for Manning after he's released by the Colts. Manning may not be ready to sign right away -- for medical or personal reasons -- but Ross will be there when he is. The Dolphins reportedly believe they have a "realistic chance" of landing Manning. Earlier this week, agent Tom Condon made it clear that Manning's $28 million March 8 bonus will not be pushed back, meaning a Dolphins deal could theoretically be in place before March 13.

 

http://miamiherald.t...right-guar.html

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My list goes like this.

 

First and foremost, go after Peyton Manning. I know 4 neck surgeries and all that, but if you can get arguably the greatest QB to ever play the game, you go after it, even if it is a short term band aid.

 

If you can't get Peyton, do all you can to try and trade up to get RG3 (even if the Browns are the most likely trade partner).

 

If that doesn't work, take somebody like Weeden/Wilson/Cousins in the 2nd/3rd/4th/5th round or whatever and bring back Matt Moore to start.

 

If that doesn't happen, throw cash at Matt Flynn (which I'm not really in favor of as it stands right now. Never really cared for him at LSU).

 

I'm still on the Manning Bandwagon. We kind of lack real options after that. These are the consequences of failing to tank a season. I'm not advocating throwing any season, but it would've been nice in retrospect to be the worst team in the NFL and be assured Luck, and move on the more pressing issues. Now, we're back to where the predicament we've been in for the last decade.

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I was on the Manning bandwagon, but I didn't really understand his injury status. After learning about it more, I would rather start Matt Moore than Peyton Manning. He doesn't even make my list.

 

My first choice is Ryan Tannehil. I rate him above RG3 and Weeden after wathing them three more. I would trade up to draft him if I have to.

 

If Ryan Tannehil is clearly not going to fall down to Miami and a trade can not happen, my next choice is Matt Flynn.

 

If Tannehil and Flynn can not happen, I would have to choose between RG3, Weeden, or Moore. Considering I could not draft or trade up forTannehil, odds are Griffin is gone, too. So, I would then go after Weeden with Moore as my back up.

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