Peyton Manning reportedly made his second stop on his venture for a new team on Saturday night in Arizona, and he should not leave anytime soon.
The best fit for Manning is Arizona, and there is not a better argument supporting a player like Manning and his quest for another Super Bowl in his last remaining years in the NFL.
It is perfect timing for Arizona. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, arguably the main attraction for Manning to come to Arizona, made his plea to Manning yesterday, saying that it would be a great fit for him.
Fitzgerald is reportedly meeting with Manning in Arizona as well.
The main thing here is that no team can offer Manning what the Cardinals can. They have a premier wide receiver in Fitzgerald and they play in the University of Phoenix Stadium, which is covered by a dome, much like Manning had in Indianapolis.
The dome aspect may be the biggest draw to Manning, and Fitzgerald only makes the offer more intriguing.
Finally, Fitzgerald may be getting a quarterback that can throw the ball with accuracy and consistency. The last quarterback he had that did that was Kurt Warner, and they made it to the Super Bowl.
In an NFC West division that is starting to pick up as far as talented teams are concerned, with the 49ers making a play to dominate the division for years to come, it is almost a must for the Cardinals to land Manning.
However, in the same respect that the Cardinals need Manning, Manning needs the Cardinals just as badly. The only team that has come forward and has shown interest in Manning that can potentially be a Super Bowl team is the Cardinals.
With only two to three years left in the NFL, Manning would be wise to take Fitzgerald and run to the playoffs on a consistent basis.