Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported today the Indianapolis Colts will officially announce tomorrow in a press conference that they will be moving forward without Peyton Manning as quarterback. This news shouldn’t be particularly surprising to anyone as it has been well known the Colts would select [supposed] prodigy Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. After going 2-14 last season, the Colts have had a complete overhaul from the top down. Supposedly, Manning preferred to stay in Indianapolis but the Colts just don’t want him – displayed by the fact that they never even attempted to engage in negotiations with him.
So, here it is – the inevitable question:
With Peyton Manning now becoming a free agent, would you want the veteran quarterback to man the helm in Minnesota?
The Vikings are notorious for going after veteran players past their prime (not saying Manning is…). While I would like to think that they will stay true to becoming a younger team and developing Christian Ponder, there is a part of me that wonders if they would really go after Manning.
Honestly, I’m not sure that they could realistically pursue the pricey passer due to our situation with the salary cap. But just as a hypothetical, would you have Peyton Manning as quarterback of the Vikings? Vote below and give us your thoughts in the comments.