Report: Seahawks Could Be Front-runner for Peyton Manning
Per a report from the National Football Post (NFP), the Seattle Seahawks could be the early favorite to land Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning if he is released. The Seahawks, a team that finished 28th in total offense (22nd in passing), is still searching for answers offensively, especially at the quarterback position. Heading into the 2012 offseason, they currently only have one quarterback on the roster, Tavaris Jackson, due $4M in base salary. Per NFP, the Seahawks employ one of the most respected specialists for spine injuries in team physician, Stan Herring, who is also a member of the NFL’s Head, Neck, and Spine Committee. Seattle could be an attractive option for Manning, a smaller market, a young team with a solid offensive line, and playmakers in running back Marshawn Lynch and Sidney Rice. The NFP also speculates Reggie Wayne might consider the Seahawks if Manning were to sign there.