Report: Peyton Manning Likely To Sign With Washington Redskins

By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Just two days after Peyton Manning was cleared by his doctors to return to playing NFL football, there’s a report regarding what team he’ll play for.

94 WIP’s Howard Eskin tweeted on Sunday that he was told by two people close to the Manning family that the Washington Redskins will make Peyton Manning their quarterback for the 2012 season, despite reports to the contrary. Eskin is in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl, where Peyton’s brother Eli is attempting to win his second Super Bowl with the New York Giants.

Manning, who has been a member of the Indianapolis Colts since they drafted him #1 overall in the 1998 draft, did not play at all during the 2011 season while he recovered from neck surgery.

The Colts are expected to draft Standford quarterback Andrew Luck with the #1 pick at the NFL draft in April. That probably makes the Colts picking up Manning’s $28 million option and the remainder of his five-year, $90 million contract unlikely. The Colts have until March 8th to make a decision on Manning. If the Colts do not pick up the option, Manning would become an unrestricted free agent.

Colts owner Jim Irsay has said that Manning has not been cleared yet by team doctors to play.


  • Elmer

    He will not go to the skins…c’mon people.

  • Peter

    If Howard Eskin says so then it isn’t true

  • Brian

    That’s funny Adam Schefter reported today dolphins are favorite to land Peyton Manning. Everybody knows everything just let the process happen. Everyone likes to predict.

  • Barbara Miller

    Out of the last dozen Quarterbacks we’ve had in Washingtin Peyton can outplay them all !!! I would love to see him in a REDSKINS JERSEY as our very own Quarterback !!!

  • jerry hough

    We in Washington hope this is wishful thinking. Gibbs came out with the truth. Manning is great in his own type of offense and Shanahan is far too rigid to adjust to him. Besides cleared to play does not mean he has enough strength in his arm. Peyton was trying to take attention away from his brother.

  • Anne

    Hey, all of you great loyal Eagle fans, aren’t you looking forward to playing
    Manning QB’s 4 times a year in the regular season. Not to worry, remember you have that great ( lmao ) small, brittle felon playing QB for your team.

    • Brenden

      Yeah Anne!!!! And as an Eagles fan we whoop up on the Mannings and the rest of the NFC East year after year! That small, brittle, felon you speak of isn’t the only “felon” in the league… in fact – be real – there are a half a dozen PER FRANCHISE!!! As Eskin would say – MORON!!!

  • Chuck

    Peyton is more durable with his head glued to his neck than America’s most infamous animal abuser.

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  • John Gallagher

    I am sure that this news hurts Steve Trevalese – who wants – and has laifd out a scenario – where the Eagles could get Manning – but I will say “Who Cares?” if Manning ends up in DC. It makes good copy for the writers 2 times a year for the GIants-Redskins games – but other than that – I say Pfffffff – yet another washed up quarterback goes to Washington (who evidently didn’t learn from taking McNabb and afre still tr4ying to find another Trent Dilfer to take them all the way.

    • Dwilsonfl

      During that same period the Eagles will still be trying to win their 1st. Bowl ever.

    • Nick

      Why do people still blame the Redskins for McNabb? It wasn’t their fault they couldn’t change his work ethics. Give me a break.

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