Peyton Manning: Why Minnesota Vikings and Manning Are Perfect Fit

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Peyton Manning: Why Minnesota Vikings and Manning Are Perfect Fit

One of the premier stories in the sports world for the last several months has been the deteriorating relationship between Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and the Colts' longtime QB Peyton Manning.

The Colts have until March 8 to decide if they are going to keep Manning or not, but considering all Manning has done for the organization, the right thing to do would be to let him know immediately.

It goes without saying that the Manning-Irsay relationship has grown a bit rocky, with the two taking thinly-veiled jabs over several media sources. Ultimately, Manning and Irsay need to sit down and determine what is going to happen.

Many teams around the league are keeping a close eye on this marriage between Irsay and Manning, specifically teams that are in dire need of a quarterback. One of those teams is the Minnesota Vikings, who are notorious for signing aged quarterbacks who are past their prime (Gus Frerotte, Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb).

Currently, the Vikings' starting quarterback is Christian Ponder, who is going into his second year. While Ponder showed flashes of potential in 2011, he has a lot of work to do. What would be better than having a future Hall of Fame QB come in for a few seasons to mentor Ponder?

Here are five reasons why Peyton Manning and the Minnesota Vikings are a perfect fit.

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