With all the talk surrounding quarterbacks for the Redskins
, we thought it would be a good time to talk about what the Redskins don't need in a quarterback. To that end, we have gathered just five reasons Peyton Manning
wouldn't work in Washington.
1. McNabb says "no" - Who would know better about what a bad move to Washington could spell than Donovan McNabb
? During his 2010 stint for the Redskins, McNabb saw his lowest completion rate since his rookie year. He, of course, blamed the staff, but there is something to be said for:
2. The Washington offense – Because Peyton Manning has been working so long under one type of offense, only 14 years, it could be a disastrous move to bring him into a different one under the Washington team. In fact, McNabb speculated that the offensive coordinator would have to step down or change the entire offense for Manning.
3. Salary – This is one of the main reasons that Manning might not stay with the Colts
. His salary is currently $18 million a year with the Colts, which is comparable to Superbowl's Tom Brady
. In fact, the Colts are supposed to give him $28 million March 8 if they want to keep him, which is unlikely to happen.
4. Injury – His neck and arm injury kept his team out of the playoffs and any team looking to pick up Manning as a free agent has to be wondering about the arm. Even though any team will check him out thoroughly and do everything to keep him healthy, injuries happen, they rehappen, and can be reaggravated before the preseason is done. There are also rumors that Manning may not be able to throw like before.
5. The Dolphins may get him – It is no secret that one of the other most likely teams to make an offer to Manning is the Miami Dolphins
. They are also in need of a quarterback to help out their receivers and rack up some completions. If Miami really does want Manning, the Redskins might think it best not to get caught up in a bidding war with them.
Anthony Jones is a sports writer and also writes for Sports Management Colleges
which helps those looking for a career in professional sports.