That Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay actually pulled the trigger and released legendary NFL QB Peyton Manning is still unbelievable to this blogger. The best move would have been to retain Manning and place him as the offensive coordinator or assistant OC for the organization. What Manning developed as a passing approach should be studied, copied, and bottled for the future.
But on Wednesday Irsay did the unthinkable, and now Manning’s in the wild position of having to shop around for a new team. (Though he could retire and go into broadcasting.) The new question is where will he go?
As of this writing the front runner for Manning’s services appears to be the Denver Broncos. And while the Broncos’ visit has become a media circus. I can’t see the Oakland Raiders allowing Denver to get Manning without a fight of some kind.
OK. It’s safe to say that the late Al Davis would have made a play for Manning. And as much as it would be a smart one for a lot of reasons, these Oakland Raiders appears to be new.
I hope not too new.