Peyton fucking Manning?
Really why not? He is a free agent after this year. His salary would be in the same range we pay Nnamdi and if what Al seemed to imply is true he was not keeping him at that price. So why not use that money to get a true All Pro QB that makes everyone around him better.
I don't think the Colts will franchise him because at the same time he will get pissed if they do. There is no certainty that he even wants to come back. He did after all stop negotiations last year to focus on the 2010 season. He did way more with less than we have at the receiver position. He had only 2 receivers with more than 3 years of experience this year and had to deal with 2 rookies most of the time at WR. His #1 RB was out for a good chink of the season. The offensive line in Indy is about as good as ours. Even the Dolts fans would say so.
Captain forehead makes everyone around him better. He works tirelessly with all aspects of the offense top to bottom and no one can deny his ability to control and run the offense.
This would be a much better use of money to sign him. We are at least as attractive as Indy. We have a superb and reliable go to receiver in our TE Miller (if we resign him and imagine how that would appeal to him if we had Peyton). Our WRs are young and burners, with Ford and maybe DuHB if he can get the lead out of his ass and stop leaping for every ball thrown his way. Murphy is ok. We can ditch JLH and Nick Miller for sure. Schillens............. who knows keep him if he can keep his shit together and no shatter another part(s) of his body.
We could probably attract other FAs that would love to play here with Peyton at the helm. They may even come for a little less just to have the chance to win a Super Bowl. Imagine using McBroken and Bush out of the backfield in a pro set! Defenses would shit their pants. We all know how good our FB is coming out of the backfield. The options with Peyton at the helm is endless. Our D would get more rest that is for sure especially with our O cashing in with all of these weapons.