Reports: Peyton Manning On Jets’ Radar; Unnamed Player Calls For Signing

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Is New York big enough for two Mannings?

It’s official, Peyton Manning and the Colts will part ways after 14 years. According to multiple reports, the Jets will do their due diligence on the soon-to-be free agent.

There have been “serious internal discussions” about Manning within the Jets organization, reported the New York Daily News. The New York Post said Gang Green will “definitely will explore the possibility” of signing the longtime Colts quarterback.

And interest, though reportedly mixed, seems to extend beyond the Jets’ front office.

“I want him in New York,” one unnamed Jets player told the Daily News. “He needs to be a Jet.”

Manning’s former offensive coordinator coach in Indianapolis, Tom Moore, served as a consultant for Rex Ryan & Co. last season.

His younger brother, Eli, just won his second Super Bowl for the Giants. Despite Peyton’s four NFL MVP awards and 11 Pro-Bowl selections, he’s one championship behind in the Manning family trophy case.

Manish Mehta of the Daily News released a report in January which quoted several anonymous Jets, unhappy with quarterback Mark Sanchez, calling for the team to push for Manning.

“We already have his coach — Tom Moore,” an unnamed player told Mehta. “He will get his playmakers the ball. We can win a Super Bowl with Peyton.”

“If you have a chance to get a healthy 36-year-old Peyton Manning and you don’t do it, then you’re stupid,” another source said. “If I could get a healthy 36-year-old Peyton Manning, then, hell yeah, I would trade Sanchez.”

Sanchez led the Jets to the AFC championship game his first two years. He regressed in his third season, leading general manager Mike Tannenbaum to admit the young quarterback needs to be more consistent.

He set a career-high with 26 touchdown passes, but nearly half of Sanchez’s 18 interceptions came in the last three games.

“Our position as a whole at quarterback, I think, has a reasonable chance to look different by opening day,” Tannenbaum told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton last week.

Selected first overall by the Colts in the 1998 NFL draft, Manning has amassed 54,828 yards and 399 touchdowns over a 14-year career.

Manning, who turns 36 on March 24, missed the entire 2011 season after multiple surgeries on his neck.

“I haven’t thought about where I’ll play,” Manning said Wednesday. “But I’ve thought about where I’ve been — and I’ve truly been blessed.”

Should the Jets push for Peyton? Make your case in the comments below…

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  1. noway says:

    If Peyton wants to ruin his career, then by all means, sign with the JETS.

  2. EdB says:

    Absolutely NO WAY…HAve too much invested in Ryan & Sanchez…Now that Shotty is gone we definitely can win…He was way too conservative & couldnt call a game …Bring in a pass rusher & shore up tackle on O line & New Orleans here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Jed says:

    No way in hell Peyton even thinks about coming to the Jets.
    When he looks at the Jets he sees a team with 1 over-rated WR, 1 over-rated RB, an inconsistent O-line and a very over-rated defense. Do you really think Peyton Manning wants to be in the same locker room with Rex?
    Have fun battling the Bills for 3rd place Jets fans.

  4. slambo says:

    save your money for a new coch in 2013

  5. slambo says:

    jets will never win until brady is gone. save your money to find a new coach after next year

  6. jim says:

    we need defense and running game…..mario williams and peyton hillis……hillis is also one of the best blocking backs in the game…greene will be complimented by him well running too

  7. tg says:

    Jet fans are funny. The next three superbowls! Really.. The only trophys your gonna see over the next three years will be as you pass the 4 that reside where you play your home games. GIANT STADIUM ( fedex field) little bro’s

    1. HK says:

      Giant fans are funny. All you hear is how they hate their team and hate E.Manning and then they get lucky and win and all is forgiven. Let’s see how Giant fans react when they don’t make the playoffs (again) this season and watch Peyton take the Jets to the Superbowl.

      1. Barbara Ferriol-Lewicki says:

        If that isn’t the truth BIG TIME

      2. Jay says:

        you mean the Giants that just won their 4th Super Bowl, those Giants. What an idiot you are. Worry about the loser “we’re Super Bowl Champions” Jets who haven’t won since that lucky win back in ’69

        “watch Peyton take the Jets to the Superbowl.” How about MAYBE getting Manning first moron and then winning your first division. start there idiot

      3. Jed says:

        Yeah Giants fans are hilarious, especially when we watched Victor Cruz end the Jets season and start our Super Bowl run. I laugh every time I think about it.
        Have fun in 3rd place a*%hole.

      4. Miss Jet says:

        I agree with all your comments except for one..It won’t be Peyton taking us to the Superbowl it will be Sanchez..You’ll see his day is coming..Go Jet’s!!!!

      5. J says:

        Lucky? There can be no argument that the Giants played better football than any other team in the playoffs. That’s how you win super bowls.
        No way Peyton would choose to play for a dysfunctional team like the Jets.

      6. Ronald says:

        Lucky is when a team (Jets) are out of the playoffs and a team (Colts 15-0) decides not to play all their starters after the 2nd quarter because they had their Division & playoffs locked and then having another team (Bengals) do the same thing the following week.

        This allowing the Jets to win both games and backed door into the playoffs, & this with a 3rd string QB (Sanchez). Yet Jets fans want to believe the Jets earned it.

        No, that’s being lucky, very very lucky. Look what happened this year, same thing, but all the teams started their players and the Jets CHOCKED

        1. MP1399 says:

          I LOVE A FAN THAT CANT EVEN SPELL

          1. Ronald says:

            you’re right MP1399, because you should know

            the word is spelled can’t, not cant

  8. Dres says:

    You realize there are other teams with more money and in better situations that can sign Manning too, right? Jets fans crack me up. Get Manning! Sign Manning! As if this was some kind of lottery where the Jets has first dibs and if they don’t sign them someone else will. Ya’ll stuck with Captain Checkdown! hahahaha

  9. LIFETIME JET FAN says:

    AFTER ALL, THREE YEAR’S SANCHEZ NEEDS A FRONT LINE THAT WOULD STAND UP TO PROTECT HIM SO HE HAS TIME TO MAKE PLAYS. LET’S START WITH THAT O.K. MANNING ONE HIT AWAY FROM DANGER, WITH THE WAY THE FRONT LINE PROTECT’S MANNING WILL GO DOWN AFTER THE FIRST OR SECOND PLAY. SORRY TO SAY THAT. LET’S GET SOME HELP TO PROTECT OUR QUARTERBACK.

  10. mike says:

    The D blew both AFC championship games for us

  11. Keith Thomas says:

    A healthy Peyton Manning with the JETS defense??? We will win the next 3 superbowls!!!!!!!!! Sign him at ANY COST

    1. phil says:

      I would not want Manning. The word is “healthy”. You don’t know how healthy he really is. 4 neck surgeries and you got to shell out all that money. You’re taking a big chance. Stick withg sanchez. Remember when Eli was in his 3rd season. Now look at him. Stay with Sanchez.

    2. tj says:

      @ Keith are you really REX RYAN???????LOLOLOLOL

    3. Rob McCabe says:

      Remember Brett Favre? Danger Danger Will Robinson if Tannenbaum signs Peyton. DO NOT DO THIS NO MATTER WHAT.

    4. Steve says:

      First and foremost, the Jets defense is just a bit above average, nothing more. This idea that they have some great defense is a fiction created by the boasting of the coach. You can never be considered a great defense when you cannot get pressure on opposing QBs. Regardless, the thought that Peyton will get you rings simply because he will have, in your mind, a great defense, is pure nonsense. Peyton only has one ring, even though he has had a very good defense in Indy for many of his years there. The reason he only has one ring is because of him, not his defense. He is simply not a great postseason QB. He has 10 postseason losses, and in those games he put up more than 18 points only once (16, 17, 0, 14, 3, 18, 24, 17, 17, 16). So when he lost in the postseason it was not the defense’s fault….it was largely his. So this idea that he will give the Jets the next 3 Superbowls is actually quite ignorant. You should be proud though because the fact that you are ignorant shows that you are a true Jets fan. I actually hope that the Jets do get Peyton, and that they give up the farm to do it, because it will set their franchise back at least a decade.

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