Will Peyton Manning become a Redskin???
According to The Washington Post, the Redskins are poised to make an aggressive effort in coming days to sign quarterback Peyton Manning, who became perhaps the highest-profile free agent in NFL history with the announcement of his release by the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday.
Several people familiar with the Redskins’ plans said the team is comfortable with the risks associated with signing Manning, who missed all of last season with the Colts after undergoing a series of neck surgeries. The team will pursue him intently, they said. Redskins officials declined to comment.
Do you think Manning would be a good addition to the team??? Would you sign him???
A group of fans say YES! And they are rallying the trops to help make it happen. Falls Church resident Jim Johnson is leading a crusade of Skins fans who hope Manning’s destination is the District. About two weeks ago, Johnson started DCPetitionforPeyton.com and began tweeting from @PeytonToSkins, part of a virtual campaign to rally residents around the cause of bringing Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning’s brother to town. Although he only has 62 Twitter followers so far, Johnson isn’t giving up and has gotten the support of Washington Post sports columnist Sally Jenkins.