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Peyton Manning Goes from 'Noodle Arm' to Sought After QB

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    Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, left, and quarterback Peyton Manning pose during media day at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. The Colts will play the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI on Sunday Feb. 4th.
By Brendan Giusti, Christian Post Reporter
February 10, 2012|12:54 pm

Peyton Manning, who suffered a season ending neck injury, has been cleared by the NFL to play again.

The question now is what team will he play for.

Analysts do not think Manning will remain on the Indianapolis Colts with some having said his "arm is a noodle."

It's a subject full of so much speculations that Las Vegas bookies have made the odds. And the usual suspects are the favorites.

The Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets are all in the running to snag the quarterback.

None of the teams managed to break .500 this season.

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The Jets and Cardinals both finished the 2011 season 8-8. The Dolphins were 6-10 and the Redskins were 5-11.

Though it isn't official that Manning won't return to the Colts next season, it is fairly likely that the team is going to choose to rebuild with a new arm in the quarterback slot.

Odds makers put Manning heading to the Cardinals at two to one. They have it a three to one chance he'll be scooped up by the Dolphins.

The odds he'll go to the Redskins are five to two. And it's seven to two odds he'll wind up in New York playing for the Jets.

Odds makers project the Jets could end the 2012 season at 12-4. The Cardinals and Dolphins are both projected to finish at 11-5, while the Redskins would improve to 9-7.

While Manning may be a highly sought after quarterback, it likely won't be an easy transition if he leaves the Colts.

Some quarterbacks are so rooted in their communities, they can't possibly fill the same role in another city. Jim Kelly will always remain a Buffalo Bill, while Dan Marino will always be a Miami Dolphin.

Players have switched teams, though, but have not enjoyed the same success or fan support.

Brett Favre made the move away from the Green Bay Packers and joined the Jets, then divisional rival Minnesota Vikings.

Neither move garnered the quarterback much support from fans, despite some encouraging season.

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