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DC Mayor To Redskins: Just Say No To Peyton Manning

Mayor Vincent Gray has some thoughts about the 'Skins' future, and they don't involve Peyton Manning

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DC Mayor To Redskins: Just Say No To Peyton Manning

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Even before the Super Bowl was decided, the rumors began to fly about potential destinations for Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning, who, it’s now thought, will probably play again--just probably not for Indianapolis.

One of the first rumors, and one of the most persistent, is that Manning could go the Washington Redskins. The Redskins are in need of a quarterback and, aside from that, signing a veteran quarterback with injury concerns and a large price tag seems like something the Redskins would do.

But not if the Mayor of Washington DC has anything to say about it.

Mayor Vincent Gray, like many ‘Skins’ fans we’d imagine, is of the opinion that the team needs a young quarterback to build around, and not the sort of stop-gap measure that Manning would offer.

“You know, Andrew Luck is probably going to go to the Colts, but there’s Robert Griffin III, and there’s a couple other promising quarterbacks that are out there,” Gray said, per Bettor.com. “We’ve kind of been down this pathway with quarterbacks who’ve been great but maybe are in the back end of their career, and even if he comes in and plays a year or two, where do we go from there?”

Where, indeed.

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