How close to reality is this?
By my estimation, the Dolphins are in first place, the 49ers are out of the running, Cards are very unlikely, and the Redskins are a mixed bag.
Kravitz: Manning not "throwing like an NFL quarterback yet" | PFT
"I know some of the people that have seen him throw," Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz said Tuesday on the Tony Kornheiser show on 980 ESPN. "They say he’s not throwing like an NFL quarterback yet. That doesn’t mean he never will. This thing is going to take down. Structurally, he’s sound. Structurally, he can take a hit."
Report: Manning working out at Duke | National Football Post
That Manning would go to Duke to work out and recover from his neck surgery is not that big of a surprise since Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe was his offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee. Cutcliffe was also head coach at Ole Miss when Eli Manning quarterbacked the Rebels.
Twitter / @AdamSchefter: Let the speculation begin: ...
Cardinals hired Frank Reich, Peyton Manning's QB coach the past six years in Indianapolis, as their QB coach.
ESPN insider: Money could be sticking point with Cardinals, Manning - ArizonaSports.com
John Clayton told Arizona Sports 620 that Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill would not pay for two quarterbacks in two years.
Peyton Manning Rumored To Be Eyeing Miami Dolphins As Team On Short List - SB Nation Arizona
Manning and his wife own a condo on South Beach and a source said they'd love to relocate to South Florida if the fit is right. A second source confirmed Manning's interest in the Dolphins. Playing for the Dolphins would allow Manning to remain in the AFC, and the Colts are on Miami's schedule next season, which is an added bonus.
Pro Bowl 2009: Manning lauds Mike Shanahan - The Denver Post
"I would be hard-pressed to find a better offensive mind than Mike Shanahan," Manning said. (Note, this was before Manning got to play with Jim Caldwell).
Twitter / @ChrisWesseling: Marshall Faulk on Peyton Manning...
Marshall Faulk on Peyton Manning to Redskins: Shanahan is too much of a "control freak" to allow Peyton to "run his offense, do his thing."
Source: Peyton will play in 2012, probably not for Colts | ProFootballTalk
Tony Dungy spoke with owner Jim Irsay last Thursday night and said that Irsay seemed to be under a lot of stress regarding the question of whether to keep or cut Peyton.
49′ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Says Alex Smith Their QB in 2012 " NFL Gridiron Gab
"We’re all in lockstep as an organization that Alex Smith is our guy," said head coach Jim Harbaugh. "It’s well-documented. You saw the way he played this year. (He is a) tremendous leader on our football team."
Lack of talent could hurt Redskins’ chances of landing Peyton Manning - The Insider - The Washington Post
The Redskins are about $30 million under the salary cap, so they definitely have cash to throw Manning’s way. But how attractive a destination is Washington?
Joe Gibbs on Peyton Manning and the Redskins - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
" Here’s the deal, I think he would be a fit with anybody," Gibbs said. "But here’s what I think — this is just my advice, I’m the fan now — I think what you need to install with him is just what he did in Indy. It needs to be that offense. "I think if somebody takes him and tries to put him in a West Coast offense, throwing this or throwing that, I think the scheme that they had fit him to a T. They say he was there for hours and hours and hours with the coaches. And basically what it was, he would audible out of those packages. I guess my point, whoever gets him, you’re gonna get a great player. He can play anywhere. But I think it would be to that team’s advantage to make sure they’re putting in that same offense."
Theismann: Peyton to Redskins "a horrific idea"
"It’s not a good idea, it’s not a bad idea -- it’s a horrific idea. "It would be one of the poorest things that we could do as a franchise. Are we gonna go find another guy for just a couple of years again? Haven’t we done this before? Haven’t we seen this act before? And by the way, if you get Peyton Manning, don’t you have a concern about protecting him? Don’t you have a concern about who he throws the football to?"
Joh Keim: Eyeing the QBs: Peyton Manning | Washington Examiner
The fact that his neck is fine is not the point; it’s all about the arm and there’s no guarantee that it will return to what it was. So there’s a definite risk.
CSN Washington Video: Charley Casserly
Charley Casserly thinks Orton is an upgrade and Manning is worth a shot for Redskins.
Nevada Odds say Peyton Manning will retire or go to Miami
Retire: $100 wins $250
Dolphins: $100 wins $250
Redskins: $100 wins $300
Colts: $100 wins $400
Jets: $100 wins $500
Cardinals: $100 wins $2,500