Things Getting Dicey Between Peyton Manning and the Colts

Rodney LayContributor IIIJanuary 26, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 30:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts shakes hands with team owner Jim Irsay during Media Day at Dolphin Stadium on January 30, 2007 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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In an article posted in the Indianapolis Star by Bob Kravitz, Colts owner Jim Irsay is quoted as saying, "Peyton Manning is a politician." As Kravitz puts it, the situation is sadly "deteriorating."

It is looking more and more like the Colts may be leaning towards letting Peyton Manning go his way.

In the article Irsay is not happy about Peyton Manning's recent comments to Kravitz, so he responded by going public. Irsay is quoted as saying that Manning should, "Keep it in house!"

If Manning heads out of Indianapolis, it will be interesting to see which teams may make a play for his services, should Peyton be able to play football again.

There has been a lot of talk about the Chiefs going after Manning, and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. calls Manning a "perfect fit" for the Chiefs (h/t SB Nation).

While I do not think it would be a good idea for the Chiefs to go after Peyton should he leave the Colts, it would really make for an interesting couple of years in Kansas City.

Of course Peyton Manning's health is still a big question. Whether Manning can recover and play football again after three neck surgeries before the beginning of the 2011 season has not been answered.

Get ready for a crazy offseason! Following this story will be one of the highlights going into the draft and then free agency.