On Wednesday, the Colts are going to do something expected by some but hard to imagine by others. The Colts will part their ways with 36 year old Payton Manning and will release him as a free agent. Manning was an icon in Indianapolis, especially after leading the team to win the Super Bowl in 2006. It’s hard to imagine anyone else behind the offensive line calling audibles or reading defense anywhere near as good as he did.
Manning’s free agency will provide a huge edge to anyone looking for a free agent quarterback (as long as they can afford him). On Wednesday Manning will speak at a press conference.
It’s not a complete surprise since he’s had a neck injury that forced him to miss the entire 2011 season. Well, it will be an emotional press conference for Payton Manning but we’ll see how he handles it.