Marshall Faulk: Peyton Manning will not play in the NFC and compete against Eli
If you put any stock into what Marshall Faulk says, the list of potential suitors for Peyton Manning may not be as long we think. With Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay having held a joint press conference on Wednesday to announce their divorce, Manning is officially on the market. Early speculation indicates a number of teams are interested in Manning, including but not limited to the Dolphins, Jets, Texans, Seahawks, and Redskins. According to Faulk, you can forget about latter two.
“If you’re in the NFC, you’re out. The Mannings (won’t) play a regular-season game,” Faulk said Wednesday according to The Huddle. “They’re not gonna stop each other from going to the Super Bowl.
“Meeting in the Super Bowl? How great would that be for the family? How great would it be for Archie to have his two boys playing against each other in the greatest game that there is?”
First of all, Faulk is acting like the potential of the Manning brothers meeting in the Super Bowl is a brand new concept. In case Marshall has forgotten, Peyton has not been injured for the last eight years. The potential of the Manning brothers playing each other in February isn’t something that could have only be brought about by Peyton’s release.
Faulk says Manning may talk to NFC teams, but only as a “bargaining chip.” Between Faulk’s opinion and those who believe Peyton would never play in the same city as Eli, I guess there really aren’t that many teams who are in on the Manning sweepstakes after all. Looks like the Maimi billboard is going to reign victorious over the Arizona billboard.