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. SI.com 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 stampedeblue.com, 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.