The rumors regarding a Washington Redskins swoop for Peyton Manning just won't go away. From Kyle Shanahan's radio interview, the Washington Post's article quoting an unnamed team source and NFL.com stating that the Redskins still maintain an interest, Manning moving to D.C. has quickly become a hot topic.
Whether or not the Redskins move for the 35-year-old passer is one of the more contentious issues amongst Redskins fans and pundits. Yesterday this author wrote about how bringing Manning on board seems to go against the kind of rebuilding design head coach Mike Shanahan often claims to be following.
The Redskins have been heavily criticized in the past for believing that every high-priced veteran is their ticket to a quick turnaround. Signing Manning would appear to be more of the same.
But players the caliber of Manning are a rare breed. This makes the merits of his arrival obvious and for some, too good to pass up.
With such a wide range of opinion surrounding the possibility of Manning arriving in Washington, it is a good idea to conduct a thorough examination of the main issues. With this in mind, here is a list of the pros and cons of a move for Peyton Manning.