Peyton Manning to Dolphins: 5 Reasons Why Ex-Colts QB Would Look Good in Miami

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Peyton Manning to Dolphins: 5 Reasons Why Ex-Colts QB Would Look Good in Miami
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On Wednesday afternoon, an era ended in Indianapolis as Peyton Manning was officially released from the Colts

A new Peyton Manning-era will begin somewhere in 2012, and the hope for many is that it is Miami.

The Dolphins have had 16 starting quarterbacks (16 being Peyton Manning's number while at the University of Tennessee) in the last 13 years (13 being Dan Marino's number). Manning would be the 17th starting quarterback since Marino hung up his cleats for the final time in January of 2000.

But does Manning fit? How would he fit?

Yes, Peyton Manning is a great fit in Miami. He would be a great fit everywhere, which is why 12 teams have already reached out to Manning since he was released by the Colts.

Miami, however, will run a West Coast offense under new head coach Joe Philbin and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. Manning has never worked the West Coast offense.

That shouldn't matter. When you have the chance to acquire a Peyton Manning, you make it work and tailor the offense around him. This isn't a Matt Flynn or Rich Gannon—two guys made by the system—a Peyton Manning is your system (like the Kobe System, only Manning passes).

But Manning is a fit for Miami for other reasons. Here's a look at those other reasons.

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