You’ve got to hand it to Peyton Manning. He at least tried to keep himself out of a negatively-charged drama storm this passed week.
He happily talked up little bro Eli’s Super Bowl appearance.
He offered restaurant recommendations during his ESPN interview with Trey Wingo.
Heck, he even got the go-ahead from two of his doctors to start playing football again.
But that didn’t stop Indianapolis Colts’ owner Jim Irsay from starting another public catfight via Twitter. Irsay retorted that, despite getting doctors’ approval, the star quarterback still had “not been cleared to play for the Indianapolis Colts.”
And if that doesn’t tell the world that Irsay doesn’t want Manning back next season, nothing will.
So now, one of the most celebrated football players of the past decade is on the verge of getting kicked out of the house that he built and shipping off to a new city.
And while many a team is in need of a franchise quarterback, that doesn’t make them instant contenders in the run for one of the greatest players in the National Football League.
Here’s a look at which teams might be the favorite to land Peyton Manning.