You have an opinion. I know you do. I have an opinion on this but ESPN Stats and Info only knows numbers. The numbers suggest Peyton Manning may not be the best bet for the Colts:
Manning will turn 36 in March, but his window for success is still open. Three starting quarterbacks have won Super Bowls at 36 or older, Jim Plunkett, Johnny Unitas and John Elway.
But things get a lot more dicey when you look at quarterbacks since 1970 who missed at least one full season then returned to the NFL.
The best possible year for a QB when combining the past single-season highs for anyone who missed an entire season? 3,223 pass yards, 20 touchdowns and nine wins.
Yow! Now take this with a grain of salt because Peyton Manning is so statistically unlike anyone before him. Still, it's not a good trend for the big guy to face.
draft included,who would you pick if you owned the team/ is irsay a dumbass or what....peyton is better tthan any draft choice or free agent.... and if he wants luck, who would you want for him to learn the basics from....no brainer,paton is the only player of his caliber for 28 million to keep him is cheap,and they owe it to him by contract,...he signed new contract when they new the surgury was ahead f him
@brownlow10 i disagree. they dont owe manning anything. and 28 million is not cheap. way too risky to pay it. just say bye to peyton.
Peyton was great and has done great things for the Colts, Indianapolis, the kids and Indiana. He has built a fan base second to none and more football fans than Indiana ever expected to have. He hasn't played football for over a year, he has had 3 surgeries, and he has been cleared by his doctor to play because the fusion has bonded. But he has nerves that still have not come back. So no one knows at what level he is going to be back at; 50. 75 or 100%. As bad as I hate to think it, it is time for Peyton to retire and quit playing football. The Colts need a quarterback coach, and Peyton would be great at it so put him there. Draft RG3 because he is smart, accurate and a great running quarterback. He will fit in better than Luck. Look at both of their films and you should be able to see it too.
@KeithStiller what on earth makes you think that manning would be a qb coach? makes zero sense
@omahacolt Probably the smartest QB of all times and you don't think he could coach other QB's! Watch and see if he doesn't become a coach of some kind someday.
@KeithStiller i think he could. sure. it would just be retarded if he did. manning would be turning down a way easier gig (broadcasting) and a lot more money (you know how manning loves his money) for a job with ridiculous hours and crappy pay.
plus he has new twins and doesnt even need to work. oh yeah. coaching is sure in his future.
@KeithStiller You might be right. But then again, there's a chance you're wrong. I hope the Colt's doctors, Grigson and Irsay make a smart decision, whatever that is. It may be keeping Manning or perhaps not. But we don't know anything about anything about this. If he's at 80% and is willing to take a pay cut that helps us rebuild under the cap, why the heck would we not do it? I guess we should thank goodness we're not General Managers.