A press conference has been scheduled by the Colts to announce that future first-ballot hall of famer Peyton Manning will be released. It will be aired on the NFL Network. This announcement will (and already has) opened the floodgates for speculation as to where Manning will end up, and Seattle has been one of the main destinations cited.
National writers Peter King and Jim Trotter fueled that speculation with tweets last night that would make even the most skeptical fan consider the possibility. King writes...
Seattle shouldn't be favored in Manning derby at all. But I believe 'Hawks are all-in on Manning-Wayne package deal--and will pay for it.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) March 7, 2012
Even more interestingly, Trotter addressed what many fans were wondering when it comes to how likely it is the Seahawks would alter their course and offense to fit what Manning would bring...
Seahawks are willing to not only pay Manning and sign Wayne, but also adjust the offense to what Manning is accustomed to running.— Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) March 7, 2012
Extremely interesting to say the least. No one is saying that the Seahawks are the frontrunners to land Manning, but these tweets make you start to believe the Seahawks are actually one of the teams that are interested. Ultimately though, it's going to come down to, more likely, what teams Manning has interest in.
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