Peyton Manning not ready to leave Indianapolis Colts for N.Y. Jets, elsewhere

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:05
manningPeyton011712_optBY BOB HOLT

The father of the first family of quarterbacks, Archie Manning, says he doesn’t want to talk about the possibility of Peyton Manning joining the New York Jets. But is there a chance of seeing the two brothers in New York in 2012?

Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News finds it doubtful the two would share a stadium in New Jersey, but said no one thought the Manning brothers would be back-to-back Super Bowl MVPs in 2007-2008 either.

Archie Manning, a former standout NFL quarterback in his own right, attended Eli and the Giants’ win over the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Lambeau Field. He said son Peyton doesn’t want to go anywhere.

“Peyton kind of likes his roots in Indy,” Archie Manning said, according to the New York Post. “We’ll see what happens there. That’ll all work out. He’s just trying to get healthy.”

According to Football News Now, the 35-year old Peyton Manning appears to have a long way to go in his recovery. All he has done is throw a few passes to receivers since his neck surgery during the last offseason.

“Peyton’s been a great mentor to Eli,” Archie Manning told the Post. “People think I am. But Peyton’s been Eli’s best mentor.”

Eli talked to Michael Kay about the possibility and said, according to ESPN, "It would be interesting. I am not saying it is going to happen or I want it to happen, but to have your brother that close to you and playing in New York would be very unique."

If Eli Manning completes his current mission with the Giants, he will take the lead over his brother in Superbowl victories. reported that Eli Manning posted career highs in passing yardage(330) and touchdown passes (3) on Sunday.

Some New York Jets players have spoken out in support of the team acquiring Peyton Manning. According to, if an NFL team wants to sign him, it will cost them about $28 million. That amount is how much the Indianapolis Colts will owe Manning if they keep him on the roster after March 9.

Comments (4)
4 Wednesday, 18 January 2012 03:33
harry tibbetts
Person would be a perfect fit for the jets. We have every weapon he could ask for. Rex is a players coach, he loves his players and would do anything for them. We are missing one piece of the puzzle. The greatest quarterback of all time. This could be history in the making. New York hosting the superbowl with the jets playing the giants manning y manning. This is the stuff of legends. Its a family affair peyton. We need you you as our quarterback and a mentor for Mark. Lets give them something no one will ever forget. This is the stuff of legends.
3 Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:55
All of these articles about the possibility of 'P-Money' going to different teams are just desperate bloggers trying to get their name out there. How do you keep this up when Irsay consistently states that Manning will remain a Colt? If he's not in a Colt uniform next year, he will be in the commentating booth. And come on...quoting another blogging website '' absolutely blows any credibility...this guy isn't even from the Hoosier state and habitually deletes postings and user accounts that don't agree with him...a bit communistic if you ask me. anyways...stop dreaming and don't be greedy new already have one manning.
2 Tuesday, 17 January 2012 14:44
Considering how rex ryan had a vendetta against peyton manning in particular last season, this is never going to happen.
1 Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:51
RM Hughes
Why would Peyton even consider playing for a loud mouth like Rex Ryan. He acts like, even more than Jim Caldwell, an idiot on the side lines and then he opens his mouth and proves he isn't acting. The reason NYJ isn't winning superbowls is because of the HUGE target put on them by him running his mouth. If he would just shut up and let the team play every game without controversy from him, they would be much more successful. They have to play each week with the extreme pressures that he has brought by saying we are the team to beat, we are going to win the SB, etc. Just shut up. Peyton isn't going to NY, he is staying in Indy either as a player or as a coach, his health will determine which one!!!
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