Could Manning be a Redskin (or Cowboy)?
All it takes is this: The NFLPA approves Manning and his new co-horts (Brees, etc) to be qualified as Unrestricted Free-Agents at the start of the new CBA. Then, the owners ratify the deal. Then you ask, would the owners agree to that? Well, not the owners of players who are pulling this 11th hour shake up, BUT, in reality there still wouldn’t be 9 owners to overthrow the rest of the NFL.
Teams like Washington, or Dallas would be first in line for Manning, and/or Brees. Indy or NO would not have the pocket change to sit at the same table with Dan Snyder or Jerry Jones.
There’s no doubt that Colts fans are in shock that Manning is extremely open to the free market. We are not. The Colts certainly have all the medical info on Peyton’s neck, and they are probably using it to their (financial) advantage in regards to a new contract. Peyton, no doubt, thinks there is more cash somewhere else and isn’t scared to use the lockout as an opportunity to find it.
So you have to ask, Is Peyton merely sneaking out of Indy at 3am, in a snowstorm? Maybe it’s Karma?!