Giants' Championship Impact on Jets: Is Peyton Manning on His Way to New York?

Michael NargiSenior Analyst IFebruary 7, 2012

Peyton Manning might be the answer to the Jets' woes.
Peyton Manning might be the answer to the Jets' woes.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Woody Johnson, Mike Tannenbaum and the rest of the New York Jets organization were likely sickened by the New York Giants celebrations today. 

The Jets always take the backseat to the Giants, and today they watched the Giants roar through Manhattan and return back to MetLife Stadium to continue the celebration.

President and CEO of the Giants, John Mara, spoke at the ceremony at MetLife stadium Tuesday afternoon. He said, "there's no place like home." 

Justin Tuck ended his speech saying, "One thing you can be sure of is whose house it is."

Woody Johnson and the Jets might have been sick when they heard these comments.

It is the last thing the Jets franchise wanted to hear.

MetLife Stadium was supposed to be their home as well, and they had to watch the Giants christen the stadium with the first championship in the new building.

The Jets started the Giants' championship run after a Christmas Eve embarrassment. The Jets thought this was their season. They thought that at the end of the year they would be New York's team.

But once again, they are an afterthought to the World Champion Giants.

What now for the Jets? How does the Giants' Super Bowl win impact the Jets?

The Jets were already looking to make changes this offseason. They took the first step when they parted ways with Brian Schottenheimer after their season ended.

That will not be enough. The Jets need to stop lying to the public about what their intentions are for the organization. For months we heard the Schottenheimer would be with the Jets in 2012 when everyone knew what the outcome would be.

It is time for the Jets to try to steal the spotlight away from the Giants. What better way than to sign Peyton Manning?

The Jets have already been spoken of as a contender to land Manning, but after they watched Eli Manning parade around with the Super Bowl MVP trophy, it will make the Jets more serious contenders.

Mark Sanchez regressed this season for the Jets and it makes Manning more appealing to the organization. Not to mention, Woody Johnson is meeting with Mark Sanchez later this week.

Peyton Manning will bring tremendous excitement to the Jets next season. If they don't sign Manning, they will not have attention on them and will not have made any moves worthy of hype in New York.

Peyton would provide stories, speculation and expectations for the Jets going in to next season. Without him, the Jets are miles behind the Giants going into next season. 

If the Jets do not have success with Sanchez next season, they will be looking for a change at quarterback anyways. They might consider making the change this season and take a gamble on Eli's big brother.