Tonight, Peyton Manning will play in an NFL game for the first time since January 2011. It’s been a long time but for us football fans, we’re glad he’s back.
Sure he’s not with the Colts and we don’t know how his neck will hold up, but the fact that Manning is on the field and back in action reminds us of how lucky we are to have witnessed this legend’s amazing skills throughout the years.
He might not be the same. He could be Joe Namath with the Rams and all this will just be ugly. Or this could be like Kurt Warner on the last leg of his career taking a team back to the playoffs.
I don’t know what’s in store for Manning, but at least we have that opportunity to watch it unfold once again.
Oh this story again? Yup.
I think I know San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. I spent all of last season covering the team and was a part of every press conference the coach held with the media. His way with the media is a very unique one but to me, it all made sense. I’d say I believe I have a good grasp of what he’s all about.
Yes, he doesn’t like to talk about injuries or other players. In fact, he knew that if he limited the media access to the bare minimum, that would excel his work as a head coach. I didn’t agree with it, but I understood it.
So when Harbaugh brought up the topic of Peyton Manning (assuming he did this because of Jon Beason’s comments), it was Harbaugh being Harbaugh again. He made sure that the media had it all wrong and he was right.
Which team will Peyton Manning choose?
I was just searching through the Internet and came across this picture. Pretty good Photoshop work from whomever created it.
I will guess that the body of the Titans player is Matt Hasselbeck. The Bronco one is definitely Tim Tebow. I want to say the third one is Alex Smith but the arms look too skinny. Maybe it’s not even a 49ers body.
This whole thing has gotten to the point where I am sick of it. Of course, since I am covering the 49ers, I have to pay attention to it. It’s not as crazy as FavreWatch, but it’s still pretty annoying.
How will this drama end?
With the contract talks between the San Francisco 49ers and Alex Smith stuck in neutral, the 49ers reached out to free agent quarterback Peyton Manning. Depsite assurance from head coach Jim Harbaugh that the team was going to stick with Smith, the 49ers are now entertaining the idea of signing Manning.
Tennessee and Denver are the two teams that remain the favorites to sign the four-time MVP but the 49ers’ situation has to be more appealing to Manning. On paper, the 49ers might not have the kind of money to make it happen despite the insistence of former 49er Steve Young.
It’s being reported that Manning wants his contract numbers to be similar to what he had in Indianapolis, meaning that a five-year, $90 million contract that Denver is willing to offer is a jumping point to negotiations. The cap space, according to Matt Maiocco, figures that the Broncos have the most money to work with. Denver has $43.9 million, Tennessee has $26.3 million while the 49ers are working with $18 million.
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I can't imagine Peyton Manning wearing any other uniform.
On Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts are expected to hold a press conference to announce that they are cutting ties with Peyton Manning. This will end Manning’s fantastic stint with the Colts and lead us to wonder what’s next for the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
For the Colts, this was the right move to make. With the first overall pick in the draft, they will draft Manning’s replacement in Andrew Luck. The team couldn’t financially hold on to Manning and hope to develop Luck. Manning’s health was just too much of a risk to take.
It’s going to be a sad moment for NFL fans all over the world, but it’s a moment that we’re familiar with.
With news of new surgeries surfacing, Peyton Manning’s football future doesn’t seem too bright. In fact, it’s time for him to walk away.
One of the toughest things that athletes contemplate towards the end of their careers is whether not they should step away or go for it for one more year.
Brett Favre stuck around too long. Steve Young walked away when he knew he had to stop.