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The Peyton Manning Effect

He is surely a Hall of Famer, that is no doubt in anybody's mind. One more passing touchdown and Peyton Manning becomes the third quarter back in history to reach four hundred passing touchdowns. He has won a Super Bowl, something that Dan Marino never did (it always hurts to bring that up). There is an endless list of reasons why he is arguably the greatest quarter back of all time, but unfortunately we have no time to discuss. Now, it is not about his records or what he has done throughout his fourteen-year career with the Colts. Peyton Manning is in the news because he has joined the millions of Americans that are looking for a job. The unthinkable has happened to the four-time MVP: he got cut by the team that was revived by him through his career. Jim Irsay, the Colts owner, says it is not about the money. But if you ask me, if he didn't have to pay Peyton twenty-eight million dollars today, he would be a Colt for the rest of his life. There is no question on why he is in the news, and that is because he is PEYTON MANNING. Personally, I think the reason everybody is wrapping their heads around this is because this generation of football has never seen such a prolific quarter back go on the market for anybody to pick at. Obviously there is Joe Namath and Joe Montana, but that was a while back. This new wave of fans, and let's not forget owners, have never had the opportunity to get an all-time great quarter back in free agency. In a matter of twenty-four hours, a dozen teams have contacted Peyton's representatives to discuss the possibility, which now is reality, of moving to their respective cities. And why wouldn't you, he is PEYTON MANNING. Not to mention if whoever gets Manning, there is a strong possibility of getting his current favorite target, Reggie Wayne, even a distant possibility of Jeff Saturday. Being that I am a Dolphins fan, I am going to be very optimistic. We get Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne, and for the heck of it even Jeff Saturday. We put Saturday at center and move Pouncey to his original position of right guard. Then draft Riley Reiff and then our offensive line is set to protect the neck of Peyton Manning. You may ask though what about our future quarter back, and I say draft one in the second round and whoever it is will develop under Manning during his tenure with the Dolphins. It worked for someone for the name of Aaron Rodgers, he is pretty good now. I want to leave you with a final not and that is never forget that the NFL is a business. Let us not forget that we got rid of Zach Thomas and at one point, Jason Taylor.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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