5 Potential Destinations for Mario Manningham
A number of wide receivers have come off the free-agent market with gigantic contracts, but Super Bowl savior Mario Manningham is one that is still looking to secure one of those contracts.
Manningham had a solid season as the Giants' No. 3 option, and he proved that he can perform in the biggest situations.
Super Mario is ready to prove that he can be a big-time player in this league, and he will surely provide some firepower to whichever offense that acquires him.
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The Bills were hoping that Robert Meachem would be the receiver that lined up opposite of Stevie Johnson for years to come, but that fell through when the receiver decided to head to San Diego for four years and $25.9 million.
The Bills have expressed interest in adding more weapons for Ryan Fitzpatrick, so why not Mario Manningham?
The receiver would take a ton of pressure off Johnson, as he would allow him to match up one-on-one with defensive backs more frequently.
The Bills are extremely thin at receiver, so going after Manningham makes perfect sense.
San Francisco 49ers
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The 49ers locked up Randy Moss a few days ago, but that has not discouraged the team from looking at other receivers. A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Mario Manningham was in San Francisco Thursday visiting with the team, which is big time news for the franchise.
Manningham contributed 39 catches for 523 yards and four touchdowns as the Giants' third receiver last year, and he would certainly complete a solid receiving corps that would include Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree and tight end Vernon Davis.
The combination of the threats at receiver and the power running game would give the 49ers one of the leagues most dynamic offenses.
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The Miami Dolphins just traded away their top receiving target Brandon Marshall, and it is obvious that the team needs major help at that position.
The Dolphins are hoping to land either Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn through free agency, but it is hard to believe that either would have an interest in taking their talents to South Florida without a viable target.
Manningham is no Brandon Marshall, but he could be an attractive piece of bait that could reel in either quarterback.
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The Titans are looking like the front-runner for prized free-agent Peyton Manning, even though the team is just above average at the wide receiver position.
The team has a stud in Kenny Britt, but what they desperately need is a solid second option. Veterans Nate Washington, Damien Williams and Lavelle Hawkins are solid third options, but none of them are a true enough threat to take enough pressure off Britt.
Britt is also coming off a major ACL injury, which makes the need for another threat much more necessary.
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Another player in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes is the Arizona Cardinals, and they to could use some help at the wide receiver position.
Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Roberts are the teams top two targets, which leaves the Cardinals with a below average receiver at the No. 2 spot.
Mario Manningham would be the perfect candidate to fill that role it because it would allow the speedy Roberts to play in the slot, which it turn would take an immense amount of pressure off Fitzgerald.