February 20, 2012

Ron Jaworski On Peyton Manning's Future

Eric Schmoldt, writing for ESPN Sports Radio Interviews:

“I think Peyton Manning ends up playing somewhere else.
The New York Jets. … I love Mark Sanchez and there are 25 other quarterbacks in this league that I would take Peyton Manning over. There's a turf war in New York. The Giants just won the Super Bowl. The Jets are fighting for every inch of space they can get in the newspaper. How do you get that inch? How do you get the headlines? You sign Peyton Manning.”

Hmm. The Jets have done better with Sanchez at QB than other teams have done with their quarterbacks. I think that makes other teams hungrier for a free agent Manning.

I wouldn't put making a play for Manning past the Washington Redskins' owner Dan Snyder. He has a long history of grabbing aging Pro Bowlers on the downhill side of their career, paying them too much and getting too little in return. Donovan McNabb and Deion Sanders, to name a couple.

And what's up with ESPN cutting Jaws from the MNF broadcast booth, yet leaving Jon Gruden on the air? Gruden is the reason that broadcast is nearly unwatchable!