Miami Dolphins Target Peyton Manning in Hopes for a Super Bowl Run

Michael NargiSenior Analyst IJanuary 25, 2012

Peyton Manning won his only Super Bowl in Miami at Super Bowl XLI.
Peyton Manning won his only Super Bowl in Miami at Super Bowl XLI.Donald Miralle/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts look to be cleaning house and teams around the league will be putting together packages in hopes to land Peyton Manning.

The Miami Dolphins are going to be one of those teams.

Miami has made the playoffs only once since their 2001 appearance. The Dolphins, however, feel as though they have the pieces in place to win a Super Bowl.

If they were able to add Peyton Manning.

A source with the Dolphins has told the Miami Herald that their "priority is Manning."

There seems to be a few good fits for Manning, but no other franchise is in more desperate of a need to revive their franchise than Miami.

Miami will be waiting for the decision between the Indianapolis Colts and Manning as to whether he will be with the Colts this year or not.

Miami showed some life at the end of this season, proving that they have some talent. 

The Dolphins would be relying on Manning to get them a Super Bowl ring, even though Manning is 36 years old and nearing the end of his career.

A healthy Manning will pay huge dividends for any team.

The New York Jets and Washington Redskins are among other teams that have been rumored.

The Redskins are a quarterback away from having a very good team, so Manning would be a good fit there as well.

If Manning went to the New York Jets, it would devastate the Dolphins. Seeing Manning sign within the division could cripple the Dolphins, who would have to face him twice a year.

How much will the Dolphins be willing to give up to get back to the playoffs?

Only time will tell, but the Miami Dolphins will have some decisions to make in the near future. 

This could be Miami's opportunity to revive the franchise.