Let it be noted- Adam Shefter has officially stated that for now, the Miami Dolphins are the favorites to land Peyton Manning as the quarterback for their team.
To some people that may not mean anything, while to others - it means a lot. It proves that all the speculation on Peyton Manning being a sure thing to sign with Washington, if and when he is let go by the Colts, is nothing but a rumor.
What does this statement, made by NFL Analyst Adam Shefter really saying? Well for now, not much. What it does do, however, is give the Miami Dolphins a glance of hope regarding the situation.
It is clear that Stephen Ross wants Peyton badly. He will probably go above and beyond any other team in trying to persuade him to come to Miami.
There was also a rumor going around, according to Sun-Sentinal reporter Omar Kelly, saying that Miami was on a "short list" of teams that Peyton apparently had in mind. Whether that is true or not, something that we know is that Peyton and his wife do have a condo in South Beach, and are definitely attracted to the area.
That shouldn't really sway his decision, but some of the factors that will persuade him are money, a solid offensive line, a good receiving and running core, and a good defense. Miami has all of these elements to offer Peyton Manning.
I truly believe that the race for Peyton if and when he is let go from the Colts' organization belongs to only two teams: the Miami Dolphins, and the Arizona Cardinals.
Both of these two teams are only a quarterback away from being Super Bowl caliber teams. They are also two very classy organizations, which is definitely an appeal to many free agents.
Only time will tell whether or not the Colts will keep Manning, and which team will get him if he is let go. For now, we will all just stick to speculation and rumors for our updates on the pursuit for Peyton Manning.