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  1. Gronkandez

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    I say Tennessee because screw the Colts fans. Peyton would go back home where he belongs and where everyone loves him. Colts fans would need to root against their beloved Manning at least twice a year. It would be like his whole time with Indianapolis never happened.:rofl:

    This would be a good choice for Manning too becasue he has Kenny Britt to throw to (recovering from ACL surgery) and CJ2K in the backfield. The only problem is they already have Hasselbeck and Locker but I think they could release or trade Hasselbeck and keep Locker in waiting for a couple years.

    Other possibilities are Miami and Washington but I think Washington is out because I can't see him playing in the same division as Eli. Miami is not a great option either because of those pesky Patriots.

    My assumption is Peyton will perform at a high enough level to beat the Colts every year, but not well enough to be a serious threat in the AFC.
     
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    My money is still on his retirement.

    It's possible for him to go to Tennessee. It would be a reasonable fit for him, but you know he still prefers to play in a dome. I could see him in Miami, and you KNOW the NFL would love to see a Brady/Manning twice a year. the TV ratings would be through the roof.
     
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    My guess would be Dallas.

    The Cowboys have all the talent they need there, Jerry Jones would be willing to trade 2 #1s and 2 #2s, and he could even recoup one of those #1s by then trading Romo.
     
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    It doesn't matter what Jones wants to trade. He can't be traded before the start of the 2012 league year. If the Colts don't cut Manning before the start of the league year he gets a $28m roster bonus. If they do that, his cap hit if they trade him is $38m for 2012.

    They only possible way they can trade him is if Manning and Tom Condon agree to push the bonus back which has a less than 0% chance of happening since all it would do is remove Manning's choice about where he plays next year.
     
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    And if he does push it back, then it hurts his trade value, b/c the new team would have to pay him that bonus (imagine what the Pats would have been able to get if Cassel only cost, say, $2M for 2009 instead of $14.6M).
     
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    Tennessee would be fools not to take him...Draft aother WR to go along with Britt and a TE, then even Tennessee would beat the Colts twice a year.
     
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    Exactly. I would add that there is about a 0% chance that he'll return to the Colts. You can tell there is animosity between Manning and Irsay. Manning doesn't want play on a rebuilding team, ie. one that drafts A. Luck as opposed to say Blackmon.
     
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    He can't be traded. He's being cut (or retained but that's not likely). Jones is committed to Romo and won't risk a gamble on replacing an inconsistent performer with a 37 year old whose arm strength may never fully return. Snyder is desperate and will offer him the moon, but I don't think he wants to play in Eli's division or outdoors on the East Coast.

    Miami's idiot owner will make a run, but he makes runs at anything moving to no avail. Peyton won't play out whatever his back 9 entails in the AFCE with Bill and Tom.

    Tennessee has already stated they have no interest, because they are stupid. Jacksonville's new owner apparently suffers from the same malady as Tennessee's...

    Best landing spots for Peyton are in the NFCW. Arizona just hired his former QB coach to coach their WR's. I know they traded for and signed Kolb, but I think they knew when they did it it was a desperation move that would never pan out beyond middle of the pack. Wisenhut had a nice run with Warner and he has the weapons to have a nice run with Manning. And absent trade compensation, it's only money. And Kolb's option isn't due for another month or so... Seattle doesn't have a QB and Pete is desperate to succeed this time around and Paul Allen has more personal wealth than all the rest of the owners combined. They need some weapons, but Wayne could follow him there, maybe even Garcon and Tamme.
     
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    1. Miami - Easier to make the playoffs in the AFC. Warm weather, maybe bring in a wr with him and draft a T opposite Long at 9.

    2. Washington - Would prob bring Reggie Wayne with him and have an established coach.

    3. Arizona - Kurt Warner did fine out there

    4. NY Jets - Doubt he wants to join the circus.

    5. SF - Could get them to the Super Bowl.
     
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    They may already have a very good receiving TE in Jared Cook.
     
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    It looks as if he will be cut which means he can pick whatever team he wants to go to. If he goes and plays outdoors I think it will ruin his legacy as there's no way he'll be playing up to the same level as before.

    I thought Arizona would be the best place for him. They're the only dome team that has a QB issue and they already have a great WR for him to throw to.

    My money is on retirement.
     
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    I would think Arizona would be an excellent spot for Manning. Larry Fitzgerald and eight games in Glendale? That's a top-flight reciever in fantastic stadium with natural grass AND a dome! Add to that a game in San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis and you have a cushy gig to say the least! Besides the 49ers, who's the Cards' toughest competition? And, I'm not convinced the 49ers are for real, either. Release Kolb, and get Manning (provided he can still play).
     
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    I like the idea of him on Dallas but I dont see that happening. Dallas is not giving up on its own franchise QB for one that has huge injury concerns and would cost a boatload. I think they should consider it because I think Romo holds them back but I see no signs that the Cowboys feel that way.

    I am going to stick with the NFC East as I think that is a fun spot for him to land as it is not our conference and its his brothers division. Seeing as Eli has 2 rings now :( it would be fun to watch the 2 go up against eachother twice a year, maybe Eli wins two this year and reveals Peyton to be the loser he is. Problem with the NFC East is Giants, Cowboys, and Eagles all have their QBs already (if I were the Eagles or Boys I would take Peyton over Vick or Romo but doubt it will happen) that leaves the Redskins who really could use him and have an owner who will pony up and a Head Coach who should appeal to a vet like that.

    So there you have it my favorite landing spot for Peyton is Washington.

    I would be ok with anywhere in the NFC and I think the only team I could be OK with it in the AFC would be Cleveland as at least this way they would be taking wins and potential playoff spots from the Steelers and Ravens. I gues there are a couple of other AFC teams I would be ok with just not AFC East.
     
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    Tennessee is probably one of the least likely places for him to end up. He'd be an upgrade over Hasselbeck, but in reality Locker could end up replacing Hasselbeck this coming season. Had Mike Munchak not been stuck on Hasselbeck coming off his leg injury Locker probably gets the Titans in the playoffs over Bengals. Having Locker sit over half his contract does not do anyone any good.
     
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    Anywhere but AFC east teams.
     
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    Is Peyton's long time co-ordinator, Tom Moore, still with the Jets? If so, that makes the most sense to me.
     
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    As long as there is no agreement to delay, Peyton will be cut before the season starts or he will be paid $28M. His bonus would NOT be part of the compensation by another team. The colts could absorb the $28M cap hit in order to get the significant compensation for trading Manning.

    Thus the colts could pay the $28M and tyhen negotiate with other teams (and allow Peyton to negotiate with other teams.

    All this being said, I expect that Peyton will retire or play for the jets.
     
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    The Cardinals make sense - they can get out of Kolb's contract, they've got got Manning's old QB coach, they've got weapons, and could potentially win double digit games with a good QB.
     
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    1. 49ers: Alex Smith is only going to get 2-3 year offer, why not sink that into a performance based contract for Peyton? Money left to bring in Wayne, or another WR. Great TE, RB, stellar defense, good return game. The only con might be that San Fran is not a dome? Instant Sb contenders, and I dare say favorites if they get a WR or 2.

    1a. Arizona: For all the previously mentioned reasons.

    2. Tennessee: Solid foundation to build on, Houston is the only real division competition.

    Just because it makes for a good story, Baltimore: Ditch Flacco, make 1-2 year run with Colt's old city. Defense is old, but so what, it's fantasy here. While we're at it, revert to old Peyton in AFCCG, and throw game sealing pick 6 to a soon to be drafted rookie DB on New England sending Ray Lewis into cardiac arrest and leaving T-Sizzle's mouth agape so wide he accidentally swallows Ed Reed.
     
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