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08:02 AM ET 02.07 | Having experienced varying degrees of success with Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb over the previous three seasons, the Minnesota Vikings are no strangers to a short-term, veteran "fix" at quarterback. Peyton Manning is likely to be released by the Indianapolis Colts, making him available to sign with another team. ... If he's fit enough to play, why not attempt to sign him and let Christian Ponder sit and learn from one of the best? You'd have to think Manning would enjoy handing off to Adrian Peterson and throwing the ball to Percy Harvin. The word is, Manning is willing to sign an incentive-loaded contract and won't be demanding big up-front money. So he wouldn't be a huge financial risk.

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February 7, 2012  08:06 AM ET

While it would be nice to have a quality RB behind him, he'd rather have a chance to go to the playoffs.

February 7, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Huh! I said that in a thread yesterday. But if they can protect him, it could work.

February 7, 2012  08:29 AM ET

The only good thing would be they play indoors. The list of bad things is to long to list. Never happen.

February 7, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Well, Archie Manning career wound down there. So, why not?

February 7, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Manning, Rodgers, Stafford and Cutler in the same division would make for a lot of interesting QB duels over the course of a season.

February 7, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Any QB that didn't suck would be a good fit in Minnesota.

February 7, 2012  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Manning, Rodgers, Stafford and Cutler in the same division would make for a lot of interesting QB duels over the course of a season.

+1

February 7, 2012  08:49 AM ET

I can hear Cooper "Indeed Peyton, get on your sorry-eyed mule and come sail the seas with the Vikings"

February 7, 2012  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I can hear Cooper "Indeed Peyton, get on your sorry-eyed mule and come sail the seas with the Vikings"

Damn... no doubt about that.

February 7, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I can hear Cooper "Indeed Peyton, get on your sorry-eyed mule and come sail the seas with the Vikings"

Well it almost worked with Brett, so why not?

February 7, 2012  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Any QB that didn't suck would be a good fit in Minnesota.

Perfectly said.

February 7, 2012  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Any QB that didn't suck would be a good fit in Minnesota.

He could help them reach a Super Bowl and maybe even get a new stadium. How could Zygi Wilf resist that?

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February 7, 2012  09:33 AM ET

He has no intention of mentoring Luck and seeing snaps handed over to him when the season inevitably turns bad, why would he do that in Minn.?
If he plays again it will be because he wants to play the whole game, every game.

February 7, 2012  09:40 AM ET

He has no intention of mentoring Luck and seeing snaps handed over to him when the season inevitably turns bad, why would he do that in Minn.?
If he plays again it will be because he wants to play the whole game, every game.

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February 7, 2012  09:52 AM ET

peyton isn't going to a team like the vikes that has a very minimal chance of playoff success. if he continues his career it will be with a team that has the potential to win in january. probably not too many teams that fit that requirement that need a QB.

February 7, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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The only good thing would be they play indoors. The list of bad things is to long to list. Never happen.

Poor fanbase and crappy management.

February 7, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

He could help them reach a Super Bowl and maybe even get a new stadium. How could Zygi Wilf resist that?

I doubt it.

 
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