Disaster may be a strong word when it comes to Peyton Manning, but with a whole host of factors likely to be in play if and when he takes to the field in 2012, there is reason to believe that it won't be quite the triumphant return many are hoping for.
With a deteriorating situation in Indy, Manning will likely ply his trade elsewhere this year. Whether that be Miami, Seattle, Washington or somewhere else, Manning is going to go into a fairly tough situation.
Let's not forget that Manning has spent his entire career in Indy, and with that comes a feeling of comfort and familiarity that will be long gone if he takes his talents to South Beach.
Manning will likely be asked to do it all upon arrival, and it could be a tall order considering just how tough it will be for Manning after so long in the same place.
There's also the lingering issue of Manning's health. With contrasting reports about his status and throwing ability, does anyone really know if it's safe for 18 to play? Does Peyton even know?
With the leagues constant pushing of player safety, coupled with Manning's age and injury, there's no doubt that he is going to be conscious of the risks when he feels the blitz coming, and it could see him playing scared.
Healthy or not, Manning hasn't got long left, and with so much likely to be asked of him in 2012, along with his own health worries, it could be a disappointing end to an illustrious career.