Lots and lots of pro manning posts lately. While I would shamefully cheer the move as I did with Mcnabb. My hopes are that at the end of the day. The colts decide that a healthy Peyton even for 3-4 more years. Gives them the best chance at going back to the super bowl. Even tho it seems unlikely at this point. Things change quickly in the NFL. and my post is basically why this is the best case scenario for the skins.
By the colts keeping Peyton the entire free agency and draft would change. Without Peyton as a free agent Matt Flynn
becomes worth a bit more. But most importantly the draft would be completly shooken up. This works out in three ways for the redskins.
#1 The 1st overall pick losses some value. With the colts not needing a quaterback more teams will look to trade with the Vikings
at 3 as the price would be lower even if the redskins wanted to trade up.
#2 Now two elite qb's remaing. more than likey the redskins would be able to stay at 6 and still be able to get whoever falls to us. Or in a best case scenario actually have a choice.
#3 For the trade back club. Say shanny doesnt like RG3 this gives our pick maximum value. now we could end up getting one of those crazy multiple 1st round deals that clevlands been getting.
In past drafts the browns have been the team to make bold trades that put dents in all mock drafts. I think that one of the worse things that could happen is the browns deciding that rG3 isnt the qb if the future and trading back with a team like miami or seatle or as a wildcard kansas city or arizona.This woud sting more than them just using the pick. lastly I will say that watching eli beat the pats while entertaing just made me want commit to drafting a top qb even more. but more importantly proved that an elite qb can make up for just about an other weaknesses. Even if you dont run well like the giants. or have a crappy defense like the pats as long as you have a top qb your always in the game. If they do sign Peyton hopefully he can bring some of that to dc. but I would be happier with a top rookie and Orton