Dave Boling of The News Tribune believes the reward outweighs the risk, and the Seattle Seahawks should go after quarterback Peyton Manning if the Indianapolis Colts release him and he becomes a free agent in March.
Boling: Other teams will be after him, too, but Seattle seems well positioned.
And it wouldn’t mean that you still couldn’t draft a young prospect in the lower rounds and allow him to learn the game from Manning. By not drafting a quarterback in the first round, the Seahawks save the pick (11th or 12th) for another prime need.
Everybody in the locker room would be positively influenced by Manning’s professionalism and game preparation.
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Risks? Sure, they’re numerous and obvious. But if there weren’t risks, he would never hit the market.
And if he turns out to be even close to the Peyton Manning who was an 11-time Pro Bowl selection, it’s likely that no other single move could put the Seahawks in contention quicker than landing him.
Clifton Brown of the Sporting News writes that Manning’s best options are Miami and Arizona.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com catches up with Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy, in town to say thank you to the folks who helped him get inducted.
Jeff Diamond of Sports Illustrated writes that quarterback, offensive tackle and defensive end are the Seahawks’ top needs this offseason.
ESPN’s Mike Sando adds linebacker to the list of Seattle’s needs, as he takes his first look at the draft.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated ranks the best and worst NFL broadcasting teams.
Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News takes a look at the top 100 free agents. Marshawn Lynch comes in at No. 22, David Hawthorne is No. 44, Leroy Hill is No. 56, Red Bryant is No. 57 and John Carlson is No. 94.