NEW YORK – I know you are all thinking the same thing I am. If the Colts are preparing the world for the departure of Peyton Manning, would brother Eli Manning lobby the Giants to sign him right before Super Bowl XLVI? That would give both brothers, two rings against New England, in Peyton’s house in Indianapolis, (what a goodbye to Indy fans, winning the Super Bowl as a Giant at Lucas Oil) are you kidding me? Could the Manning brothers coexist in one franchise? Would this partnership make the Giants stronger offensively? I have all of the faith in the world in Eli Manning, there is no question there. I guess the only people who really know are Peyton and Eli. If you’re Peyton, do you sign for $1.00 or how would that work? Is having the elder Manning on the team strictly for his mind worth it for New York? It’s a head scratcher but worth looking at. And just for fun, could you imagine Peyton Manning as the Giants OC, Eli Manning as the QB and father Archie Manning as the QB coach? Has it ever been done?
At the very least, signing Peyton Manning to the team for next season would be like getting an elite offensive coordinator. If he can come back healthy, you have the greatest backup QB in NFL history. If he is unable to return, give him a shot as offensive coordinator or QB coach. The main question remains, how would the brothers work together? Have they outgrown the competitive games between each other enough to embrace the benefits of such an arrangement or would they regress to petty arguing? This has got to be the most intriguing question of the day, ponder the possibilities in this scenario. I’m sure Giants GM Jerry Reese will read this and at the very least consider it. In fact, he probably thought of this long before I did and has the numbers crunched and an offer drawn up, just in case. Would Peyton motivate Eli or hurt him? Personally, I think these guys can do whatever they want and make it happen. I know that offensive communication during games between Eli and Peyton would be effortless and immediately understood since they have been doing it since childhood together. I think they would eventually click and cause chaos for opposing defenses.
In sounds insane to read these words or contemplate them out loud with friends but the Colts could make it very real. The way the media is covering this story, it looks like the Colts are opting for the controlled crash rather then the abrupt departure. Which makes sense when dealing with one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. If Peyton himself knows he is done physically with the NFL, I would imagine at least a 3 year stint as an offensive coordinator not long after that, I expect him to be successful. How would Eli Manning feel about brother Peyton coming to his team?
Would you like to see the Manning brothers working together on the Giants?
RD – nygreporter.com
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You just articulated what I have been thinking since half way through the season. I have sat through some of our early season games and thought, what an amazing combination it would be to have Peyton on the sidelines with headsets, or better yet up in the booth surveying the field, and guiding Eli in his play calling. I think if any pair could coexist it would be Eli and Peyton. Both self-deprecating individuals whose focus is the team. I think it would be a great investment by the Mara family!
Not sure if you caught it, but Eli was describing the TD pass to Mario against the niners, but he said, “we basically drew it up on the field”. Any kid who has played schoolyard football, know how many times they have dreamed about doing exactly what Eli described. This is what I love about Eli, he plays the game like a kid and relays some of his childhood experiences and conveys what it is like to play in the big games!
Let’s bring Peyton to NY, in GIant Blue!!
Hey AJ, I know it sounds crazy but ike I said, the only thing would be how well Peyton and Eli could get along. This is Eli Manning’s team no matter what. I would view it as Eli helping out his older brother. Peyton will need to keep a cool head and embrace a new role.
I have no other response then WOW,could it really happen.and yes they can coexist.the nygiants will be a dynasty.yes,lets make it happen big blue.the reasoning it can be done,is because peyton is done playing.if peyton still could play it would be difficult for him to stay still on the sidelines.but as an offensive coordinator or QB coach would be awesome.
Hey Bobby, that would be insane right? The timing is almost perfect, meaning things could not have come together better for a bad situation timing wise. This is most likely not going to happen but it will be interesting to discuss for a few days. If it does happen, expect Eli Manning to find a new gear in his tool box, motivationally speaking. Peyton will need to work will Eli as a peer standing shoulder to shoulder in this new situation.
In the words of the immortal artie johnson,very interesting indeed.im really showing my age now lol.
I thought you were going to break out a Owen on me lol.
lol my friend.