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Since he knows Miami he might visit them last. He's probably/is going to meet with the Chiefs, Dolphins and Seahawks next week. So probably by Friday we'll know where he's going.

Doubt its Denver though.

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The two cities he's met.. I'm sure Miami is still their as well. ESPN is a joke lol.

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Since he knows Miami he might visit them last. He's probably/is going to meet with the Chiefs, Dolphins and Seahawks next week. So probably by Friday we'll know where he's going.

Doubt its Denver though.

Denver doesn't make a lot of sense to me either. But then, who knows what Manning is really thinking?

Guess we'll find out if the "sources" are reliable or not (something which is pretty common these days).

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Seattle reportedly has been calling him to set up and interview, but they're not being able to.

It's seeming like he may sign with Denver, but who knows? I do think that he will sign before free agency begins Tuesday, though.

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Miami is next.

inda Cohn ‏ @lindacohn

Peyton in Az today. Then Miami for talk with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. I said on espnradio this wk, Ross just waiting to outbid others.

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I don't think it's about money at this point. I think it's about the best path to the playoffs.

The best path to playoffs would either be Arizona or Denver, because both the AFC and NFC West are not very good divisions, and Denver went to the playoffs last year with a below average QB.

Miami's division includes two games against the Patriots and Tom Brady and two games against the Jets. While the division isn't fantastic, it would be more of headache than both of the West divisions.

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I don't think it's about money at this point. I think it's about the best path to the playoffs.

The best path to playoffs would either be Arizona or Denver, because both the AFC and NFC West are not very good divisions, and Denver went to the playoffs last year with a below average QB.

Miami's division includes two games against the Patriots and Tom Brady and two games against the Jets. While the division isn't fantastic, it would be more of headache than both of the West divisions.

Valid point.

And Schefter's initial speculation about wanting a warm weather climate does make sense (especially for a dome guy) but if he really is leaning toward Denver, weather can't be a consideration.

And yeah, pretty sure Manning doesn't have to worry where his next meal is coming from. That said, big egos tend to want big paydays.

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Denver need a lot more pieces though than say a Miami or Arizona, heck even a Seattle. Plus you factor in the cold weather, if I'm Manning I won't be going there. But since I'm not who knows.

I just think to label the only 2 places he's been to as favorites is premature.

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I don't think it's about money at this point. I think it's about the best path to the playoffs.

I have to agree with this. He can make near infinite money with commercials at this point if he wanted to, not to mention a possible future in coaching, as an analyst, public speaker, etc. I have to think he'll take the team best equipped to win unless the money's not in the same ballpark as somewhere else.

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I hope he likes handing off for the draw play.

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Denver need a lot more pieces though than say a Miami or Arizona, heck even a Seattle. Plus you factor in the cold weather, if I'm Manning I won't be going there. But since I'm not who knows.

I just think to label the only 2 places he's been to as favorites is premature.

If Denver adds Wayne, I think that's actually a good receiving core. If they can add Clark and Addai on the cheap, it will be an amazing offense. You just have to hope the defense holds up, as they seem to be a little more middle of the pack with the secondary being so old (Dawkins, Bailey, Goodman, etc.)

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Ariz and Miami make the most sense to me here. Would've been scary to see him on the Texans though.

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