Originally Posted by BroncoInferno
Who says that we can't still build through the draft if we sign Manning? The two are not necessarily mutually exclusive. If we go out and sign a bunch of guys over 30 and trade away draft picks along with signing Manning, then you will have a point. But what if we sign productive but younger free agents (i.e. Ben Grubbs, Mike Tolbert, Pierre Garcon, just for a few examples of the younger, quality players available) and keep all of our draft picks? Assuming that the overall building plan will be abandoned if we sign Manning is not at all a certainity.
I know one thing that isn't a good start. Signing a bunch of guys on their last legs who eat up a quarter of your salary cap. Manning in the high-teens to low twenties, plus Wayne and Clark would be disastrous to this team long term.