Peyton Manning leaved the Cardinals' practice facility Sunday afternoon. (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

Monday Morning Manning Musings


If you thought the week before a high school prom was full of dramatics, look to the presumably short Peyton Manning free agency period.

As Manning was in Arizona Sunday visiting with the Cardinals, rumors swirled more than a Wizard of Oz tornado. Let’s set a few things straight and get you up to speed with what’s going on with Manning.

- It was reported that Manning contacted the Broncos Sunday night after his Arizona visit. This is false. All that talk of the Broncos being “95% confident” that they will land Manning is not true as well.

- Manning will most likely not make his decision until Tuesday or Wednesday. Contract talks will begin Monday. Free agency officially begins Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST.

- Kansas City and Seattle are out of the Manning running. Adam Schefter is reporting that Manning will not make any more free agent visits.

- Manning visited the Broncos’ facilities all day Friday. He visited with former/current players and capped off his visit with a meal with John Elway, John Fox, John Lynch, and Brandon Stokley (Manning’s slot receiver in Indianapolis).

- The Broncos have more salary cap space than Arizona. The NFL salary cap for the 2012 season will be $120.6 million.

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  • vette2112

    I DONT WANT MANNING!!! its sellig out the future and tebow dosent deserve to be disrespcted like this would it have been as sweet to win those two super bowls if we traded elway for montana and won. i dont think so its about building a team that we can all be proud of and cheer for but even if we did get a super bowl out of it we,ll be right back here in three years build a dynasty that we want with TEBO and stop this febble atempt at a old injured player whos best years are behind him joe namath  comes to mind
    joe montana coms to mind bret favre comes to mind did any of these guys winn a super bowl peyton won one super bowl with a lott better team than we have right now that was in his prime what are we realy getting here a snow balls chance in hell elway needs to be fired.