Originally Posted by winstoncup bronco
If healthy. He isn't though. So much so that the Colts didn't choose to keep him over an unknown rookie QB.
The Packers were correct to get rid of Favre, and I don't say that in hindsight. The way he was jerking them around year after year, and with a 1st round QB collecting dust, it made perfect sense.
As for Manning, he has that injury baggage that you don't gamble your franchise's future on. A healthy Peyton Manning stays with the Colts, with or without that 28MM number, so it's not like he was gone either way. So I ask again, if Manning can turn the Broncos into a consistent SB threat overnight, why wouldn't the Colts keep him and ride out the rest of his career? You can't use the injury excuse, but ignore it for this team.
What future are you gambling? you are not giving up anything to get him, no draft pick, no player no nothing. You pick up Manning, you spend your 1st round pick on whatever the hell you want, you use Manning's star power to sign Reggie Wayne and boom you are in business without giving up a single draft pick on a position you didn't need anyway.
Manning has 1 big injury, if he is over it, he is over it, he is no Chad Pennington.