Let the bidding begin on Manning

His free agency presents unique challenges to the teams in pursuit

Originally Published: March 10, 2012
By Andrew Brandt | ESPN.com

Even now, a few days later, it is still hard to comprehend that Peyton Manning is a free agent. Players of his pedigree and caliber simply do not become available in the NFL … ever. In my time as vice president of the Packers, it was important to me that our signature player, Brett Favre, never got close to the finish line of his contract and seeing free agency in the distance.

Of course, Manning is a former Colt due in large part to the contract he signed six months ago. The Colts ...

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