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Peyton Manning Rumors: Latest Reaction and Buzz After Jim Irsay’s Tweet
Posted By Ryan Phillips On February 16, 2012 @ 4:02 pm In Colts News | No Comments
As a steady stream of information continues to flow out of Indianapolis concerning the Colts  and star quarterback Peyton Manning , the rumor mill has continued to churn. Then Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter yesterday  and said the following: “Emotion has no logic, rhyme or reason…it just rolls over the helpless, defenseless mind..like tidal waves of passion.”
Anyone else think that’s a thinly veiled message to the Colts fanbase?
That tweet came as news broke  that Manning had actually had a secret neck surgery sometime after he had a procedure on May 23 to fix a bulging disk and before having neck fusion surgery on September 9. According to SI.com the same doctor who handled the May 23 surgery handled the previously unreported surgery, and it took place in Chicago , sometime during the summer.
So Manning has had four neck surgeries, not three. Personally I don’t think this changes much; it’s not like the four-time MVP needed additional surgery after the neck fusion procedure, which would really cause a big red flag.
As to Manning’s future, it seems pretty obvious at this point that he is headed out of Indianapolis for the first time in his illustrious career. Though Irsay claims he would welcome  his long-time quarterback back into the fold if he reworked his contract, that offer seems completely disingenuous .
He’ll almost certainly ask Manning to take a huge pay cut and in reality, the owner is just trying to make it look like his quarterback is walking away, as opposed to being shown the door. It is just an attempt to save some face with Colts fans after handling this situation so poorly.
Manning is almost certainly going to be playing elsewhere next season and he should have plenty of options. He is reportedly interested  in joining the Houston Texans , which I don’t think will happen. But the Washington Redskins , Miami Dolphins  and New York Jets  would all reportedly consider adding the 11-time Pro Bowler. The Arizona Cardinals  would also make sense .
We won’t really know where Manning is headed until things are worked out with the Colts one way or another. But at this point I think it’s pretty clear that Irsay and the franchise have already moved on.
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URLs in this post:
 Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts
 Peyton Manning: http://bleacherreport.com/peyton-manning
 took to Twitter yesterday: https://twitter.com/#%21/JimIrsay/status/169996473226887170
 as news broke: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/don_banks/02/15/peyton/index.html
 Chicago: http://bleacherreport.com/chicago-bears
 Irsay claims he would welcome: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/don_banks/02/14/irsay.manning.contract/index.html
 completely disingenuous: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1067437-why-jim-irsays-offer-to-welcome-peyton-manning-back-is-entirely-insincere
 reportedly interested: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/sports/pro/football&id=8542447
 Houston Texans: http://bleacherreport.com/houston-texans
 Washington Redskins: https://twitter.com/#%21/howardeskin/status/166202261016551424
 Miami Dolphins: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/33898/envy-free-peyton-ready-for-irsay-meeting
 New York Jets: http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/martin-peyton-jets-a-good-fit-1.3487078
 Arizona Cardinals: http://bleacherreport.com/arizona-cardinals
 would also make sense: http://arizonasports.com/40/1502659/ESPNs-Hasselbeck-says-Cards-are-best-fit-for-Manning
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