Peyton Manning Rumors: Miami Dolphins Best Choice for Manning, Not Cardinals

Luis BatlleContributor IFebruary 6, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts talks with offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen before the kickoff against the Jacksonville Jaguars January 1, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Peyton Manning will be the top commodity in the NFL if he is to leave the Indianapolis Colts this offseason.

How hot a topic has Manning been? He isn't even playing in the 2012 Super Bowl and yet he is the one person that is taking over talks on every TV station and news outlet during this year's Super Bowl week.

Despite not being released just yet, teams have already began looking into Manning at the QB position. Both the Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins are already reportedly expressing their interest in the future Hall-of-Famer. had this to say in regards to his interest in the Dolphins:

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Friday that longtime Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning might be interested in playing for the Miami Dolphins if he becomes a free agent this offseason.

According to, the Cardinals have made it clear they are interested in the top-notch QB as well.

Cardinals are among the teams expected to show interest if the Colts release Manning.

Both teams are making positive moves by attempting to bring in Peyton Manning, as both teams are relatively unstable at the QB position. However, the correct move for Manning's career has to be going to the Miami Dolphins.

With the Dolphins, Manning would have the benefit of playing with two solid playmakers in RB Reggie Bush and WR Brandon Marshall. Being able to have the chance to play with both of these younger talents would inevitably allow Manning to succeed.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, solely have WR Larry Fitzgerald and the team's run game isn't as well established. The team ran the ball especially poorly this season, ranking No. 24 in the league behind the rushing attack of RB Beanie Wells.

Based on the particular scenarios offensively, Manning would have to be more inclined to play for the Dolphins if given the option. Not to mention, the Dolphins boast a stronger defensive unit, and this will help Manning all the more in making the decision.