(The Spread) – Oddsmakers have compiled prop odds for where Peyton Manning will wind up in 2013. Check out which team is favored to land Manning’s services.
For the prop, “What team will Peyton Manning be a member of for game one of the 2013 regular season?” the Arizona Cardinals currently have the best odds at +200. That’s rather surprising given the fact that the Cardinals signed Kevin Kolb to a six-year, $65 million contract that included $21.5 million guaranteed last offseason. But Kolb was a bust for Arizona in 2012, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they could dump him within the next two years.
The Washington Redskins have the next best odds at +250, which is less surprising than the Cardinals’ odds. Mike Shanahan failed to upgrade the quarterback position last year and paid for it when both Rex Grossman and John Beck struggled during the season. It’s not clear how Manning would fit into Shanahan’s system but if he’s relatively healthy he would certainly offer an upgrade over Grossman and/or Beck.
The Miami Dolphins are the team with the next best odds at +300, which makes sense given the latest rumors that have circulated this offseason. There was a recent report by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that indicated that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is “infatuated with the idea” of signing Manning. It’s unclear whether or not the report has any legs to stand on but the Dolphins are clearly in the need of a quarterback after spending the last two years with Chad Henne and Matt Moore under center. (Moore didn’t play poorly last season but he’s not viewed as a long-term answer in Miami.)
Wrapping up the odds are the New York Jets at +350 and the Indianapolis Colts at +700. The Colts aren’t expected to pick up Manning’s $28 million option and are looking heavily at Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck in April’s draft, so it’s highly doubtful that Peyton will wind up back in Indy. The Jets, however, make sense given the fact that Mark Sanchez hasn’t progressed in his development the past three seasons.
What team will Peyton Manning be a member of for game 1 of the 2013 Regular Season?
Arizona Cardinals +200
Washington Redskins +250
Miami Dolphins +300
New York Jets +350
Indianapolis Colts +700Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!