It is widely speculated that the Colts plan to move on from the future hall of fame quarterback in favor of Andrew Luck.
Apparently, this should come as no surprise. Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reports that the decision to move on from Manning occurred "weeks ago."
Manning will either be given his $28 million bonus by March 8th, or he will be released.
Irsay wouldn't have hired a head coach and a general manager that was not on board with moving on from Manning.
This week's war of words between Irsay and Manning is a sign of things to come over the next few months. The joint statement that was made by both men regarding their relationship is an attempt to part ways in a respectable manager.
It's fair to say that the rumors of where Manning might land will only escalate in the coming weeks.
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