Originally Posted by RaiderH8r
It is a short term fix that financially straps the club when it comes to addressing the multiple areas of need we have. If we were one player away from being a sb team I would think differently but we're not and Manning is old and brittle. Franklin might just get him killed blocking the way he did last year.
It's not even a short-term fix (unless by "fix" you mean flashier passing stats that don't translate into more wins). Dude is on his last leg, and will be out of the league in a year or two. Meanwhile we'll be giving up on the first QB to take us to the playoffs in six years, and who is young and developing mind you. Seriously, this is the kind of move only short-sighted football execs make, and that type never succeeds long-term.