The quarterback is all but done after 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. What team needs him most?
At noon today, the Indianapolis Colts will announce that they are releasing 14-year veteran and Super Bowl Champion quarterback Peyton Manning from the team. This has been a foregone conclusion since the news was leaked Monday that the team would not be paying the $28 million contract bonus owed to Manning, thus making him a free agent.
The neck injuries that sidelined Manning for the entirety of the 2011-12 should give many teams reason for concern, but the prospect of even one year of good play from the four-time MVP is enough to get quarterback-starved franchises across the country to shell out a big contract. The floodgates will officially open as teams race to get the 14-year veteran on the phone and hopefully into the fold. Here are the teams with the best chance of making one of the biggest free-agent splashes in recent memory.
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