Where will Peyton Manning be playing football in 2012, or will he even playing football at all next season? On the surface, it seems surreal that Manning and the Indianapolis Colts find themselves in the upcoming predicament over what to do regarding the payment of a $28 million roster bonus that is due on March 8.
While we will at least know what the fate of Manning is in Indianapolis within the next four weeks, we will not know the outcome of what team he is going to play for, so we decided to try to figure out what teams with the greatest need for a starting quarterback are the best fit for Manning.
From Manning's perspective, assuming he is cut loose by the Colts, what will he look for in a new team? As per comments made by NFL analyst Adam Schefter of ESPN to the Mike and Mike radio show, Manning wants "stability, consistency, good offensive personnel, good coaching. He's looking for what a smart player would want."
In this presentation, we will sort through the teams that seem to have the most sincere and realistic interest in trying to land Manning to play for them in 2012, and one team that hasn't been very vocal yet, but probably should be.