Before Wednesday--and dating back to well over a month ago--there were plenty of rumors suggesting that the Washington Redskins would pursue Peyton Manning, but rumors is all they were. Then, ESPN’s Adam Schefter legitimized the idea somewhat yesterday, when he Tweeted the following:
“If Peyton Manning is released, Redskins are expected to pursue him. Redskins also prepared to pursue free agents Matt Flynn and Kyle Orton.”
From what we can tell, the opinion in Washington DC is pretty well split. Plenty believe that bringing Manning into the fold would provide an immediate shot in the arm for the franchise, while just as many, maybe more, don’t want to see the team hand another payday to a high-priced veteran on the backside of his career.
Regardless, it’s fun to think about. If Manning did wind up with the ‘Skins, the Cowboys would play exactly half their division games against Mannings, while we’d be treated to Manning Vs. Manning action twice each year. And let’s not forget that prior to the 2011 season, Peyton was pretty much unanimously thought of as the better Manning.
That’s not the case anymore.
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