After much speculation it all has come to a reality.Indianapolis Colts team owner, Jim Irsay made an emotional announcement that the team is releasing veteran quarterback, Peyton Manning rather than paying him a $28 million bonus. The quarterback had undergone some recent surgeries on a nerve in his neck that sidelined him during the entire 2011 season. This also caused a damper on the Colts season with a sad 2 wins and 14 losses. But with the release of Manning the Colts are more than likely going to take Stanford QB, Andrew Luck with the first pick of the 2012 draft.
As the decision to release Manning was definitely not an easy task, it comes at a great gift to those teams searching for a quarterback to boost their season. The veteran quarterback will more than likely be a huge buzz around the league and definitely create predictions of where he will go. There are a few places the quarterback could be a great asset in teams like the San Francisco 49ers (who have yet to re-sign Alex Smith), Arizona Cardinals who need a good quarterback to compliment receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and possibly the Washington Redskins who haven’t had a stable quarterback since Mark Brunnell. So it’s going to be a busy next few weeks to see where the veteran quarterback will end up making his home.