That’s right. Peyton Manning. Or what's left of him...
What if, in an alternate universe, Drew would be "offered" a regular tag instead of an exclusive one and walk cause he’s offered Klondike from a team willing to give up two first round picks for him? Regardless of yet again another "Favresque" QB drama (NFL.com, SI, etc...) which isn’t bringing his price up, I’m pretty sure doubts about Manning’s health will make him much cheaper (if he’s medically cleared) that what Brees will end up signing for any team. Did I mention two first round draft picks we’d get from it? Imagine what Spag could do with those. Imagine P(ea)y-ton!!!
Move away from the jump while you still can...(Guess what, couldn't figure out the Goddamn jump!)
Yep, it’s a slow time as a Saints fan and at work. Guess I just have too much time on my hand. Nevertheless, that thought keeps popping up in the back of my mind. Why?
Because I want to win now. Well, next year. In New Orleans. If the Saints were to win IT in the Superdome (sorry Mercedes-Benz), can you imagine what a legacy that would be? First to do it at home baby! I couldn’t care less about missing play-offs for the next five seasons since NFL films would replay this for a hundred years. Add to it winning out with a prodigal son, you’d probably have re-runs until the end of humanity!
Sure, if Manning was to be under center for the Saints next year, some of us would still remember him ditching Ole Miss. But which other elite NFL QB could get as much of a freebee from the fanbase for replacing Brees? I guarantee Drew would be a gone memory if Payloo’s team is 11-2 next December with Archie's boy. Can you imagine how many #18 Saints jersey you’d see on Nola’s street? Heck, I’d probably get one. I just drool about thoughts of Thomas, Sproles, Moore and Graham (Colston's gone) getting balls from Manning.
And this where my dream ends... I can see the confettis, but I can also see a legend last snap on the Dome turf. And that ugly sight would probably re-runs for even longer...