Peyton would never be able to function here in the remaining time he has left. He didn't exactly light it up last season once their o line began to crumble. Here he would be on IR faster than Bob Sanders in any year Bob was "healthy". Manning is not a scrambling qb and we know Cassel can take a hit.... or several each week.
I am absolutely against bringing in ANY QB that is only 1 or 2 years away from retiring. Huge risk with Manning to boot (neck).
It's funny to see that some people actually bits it, how can be good to get an almost retired QB, who won't be healthy for his last if he has something left?
I've read in this forum that Cassel sucks, if we get any other QB we will win amount of superbowls, etc.
But, even if we like him or not, he is the best QB that we can get for now, for this team. How can we loss on purpose to get Manning? That's insane.