Peyton Manning Won't Be a Dolphin: So, Um, Who Is Available in the 2013 Draft?
Peyton Manning has officially told the Miami Dolphins he won't be suiting up in aqua and orange next season. It's another embarrassing failure for owner Stephen Ross and GM Jeff Ireland, and there's even some suggestions that Manning only took the meeting with the Fins as a favor to Dan Marino. Of course, the team's attention has now turned to Matt Flynn.
Flynn is currently in the midst of a two day visit with the Seattle Seahawks, but the Dolphins do have some advantages. Flynn worked with new Dolphins coach Joe Philbin for four years when Philbin was the Green Bay Packer's offensive coordinator and Flynn was the team's backup QB. The Fins will also likely make Flynn their guaranteed starter. Though, the Seahawks do a have a lot more cap space at the moment, and the Dolphins may need to clear some.
Of course, the Dolphins seem to be masters of screwing things up. Manning is the latest in a long line of missed targets under Ross and Ireland that includes coaches Jim Harbaugh and Jeff Fisher.
If they fail to land Flynn, the team then could turn its attention to the draft and third-ranked QB Ryan Tannehill.
Even still, we're looking a team right now with Matt Moore at quarterback, and no number one wide receiver. Let's look on the bright side! With that team we could be looking at the number one spot in the 2013 draft. Hey, how you doing USC QB Matt Barkley? What's up Landry Jones?
Please, no one point out that if Manning goes to the Broncos, that may mean Tim Tebow is on the market. Oh, whoops, too late.
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