Peyton Manning is released from the Indianapolis Colts after 14 seasons as the franchise quarterback. He will miss playing for the Colts, but as one door closes, one will surely open for the best quarterback to play the game. He becomes a free agent, and you can rest assured a team looking for a quarterback will certainly pick him up.
It will be quite different for number 18 to be barking out signals and using the famous hand signals for another team other than the Colts. Manning will be alright, and he will make his next team better. The Colts takes a gamble on an unproven commodity by releasing the best quarterback the franchise has ever had beyond John Unitas. Teams such as Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins are expected to push hard for the future Hall of Famer’s services.
Dolphins and Redskins are only examples of teams who are salivating for a call from Peyton to show he has an interest in joining their respective team. Manning controls his destiny, and if teams are not built to win immediately, he will not give those teams a second look. Manning has few good years left, and I truly believe he will bounce back from a neck injury and make run at a second Super Bowl ring.
Today is sad day for the Colts’ fans; however, it is great to know Manning handled everything with class. Manning expressed his appreciate for Colts fans and the organization. He will play again, but for now, fans can say thank you for the great years in Indianapolis.