I think iv'e finally snapped. This is the post that i will use to try to convince the Peyton Manning to Jets encouragers to stop. I know people have been making posts about it, but i will make just one where everyone can ignore the positives and look at the negatives for just a quick second.
Lets get started off with one of the obvious reasons. He's 36. Before the 2009 draft, do you remember that? It was either get a QB from the draft or Kellen Clemens would start. If we get Manning, then we will be in that same position in 1 or 2 years. And that Kellen Clemens would be Greg McElroy. I'm saying this because if we get Manning, Sanchez is gonna go. So this would just put us in a very screwed up QB hole, and with all these position problems, assuming that they won't all be fixed in 1 or 2 years, just doubles the nightmares we are having now.
Major neck surgery? I'm no doctor, but i think i'm smart enough to know that tangled roots and nerves in the neck and spine don't make you a better Quarterback. Yes, he got surgery, i know. But this is probably gonna cause him to throw differently. I GUARANTEE that their will be another thing related to this to push him back in the middle of the season. And who exactly will we have to start at QB then?
Now, the 08-09 season. Yea, i loved those first 11 games. I didn't enjoy the last 5 very much. You could make an argument that Brett Favre wasn't as good as Peyton Manning. And no, he wasn't even close to being as good as him. But he came off a year in the NFC Championship and relatively healthy. I mean guys, we watched a year of that and now we still want Peyton Manning? Yea, ok. Let's just go 9-7 and pray that the AFC becomes weak and we can sneak into the playoffs just to lose in the Wild Card round.
See, there is this little thing called cap space, and since we need a RT, LB, WR, SS,( we probably wont resign Leohnard at SS ), FS, and an HB, then i would definitely keep an above average QB in Sanchez at the starting QB position and upgrade those other 6 positions i just named instead of blowing LITERALLY ALL of our money on a 3 year at best person who we don't know is healthy or not. Too low on cap space to do that. Wayyyyy to risky.
Hopefully this helps convince you a little more to not get Peyton Manning.