It’s not just down to the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals for Peyton Manning now. The Miami Dolphins have thrown their hat into this popular race.
Manning met with Dolphins’ new head coach Joe Philbin Monday in the same city that let him go. The two met in Indianapolis for 5-6 hours according to Chris Mortensen.
If you ask me, Miami probably looks very appealing to Manning who already has an off season home there.
The Dolphins won six of their last nine games in 2011 with Matt Moore as quarterback. The team has good run support with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas, and they have a big name receiver in Brandon Marshall (1,214 receiving yard in 2011). Their defense ranked 6th in the league as well.
Things look sunny and bright in South Florida, maybe more so than in Denver (lack of receivers) and Arizona (lack of an offensive line). The team also has a great offensive mind in Philbin who was the Green Bay Packers’ offensive coordinator before arriving in South Beach.
Free agency begins at 2:00 p.m. MST, and Manning could announce his decision as early as today. Preliminary contract talks started Monday, but won’t move much past that until Manning makes a decision as to where he wants to finish his illustrious career.
Things could get wild Tuesday afternoon.