The Arizona Cardinals are considered one of the teams that will take a serious look at Peyton Manning and try and sign the future Hall of Fame quarterback once his release from the Indianapolis Colts is official. That is expected to happen on Wednesday, as Manning is due to be paid a $28 million bonus on Thursday.
A while back, the Cardinals were considered the odds on favorites to get him. Those odds increased, but it appears that they have gone back down.
According to pregame.com, the Cards are the most likely team to land Manning, with a 17 percent chance. A bet of $100 when the odds first came out could gave won $2500, but now will only net you $250.
In another interesting finding, Yahoo! posted some Accuscore playoff odds for teams with and without Peyton Manning.
It turns out that the Cards would benefit the most from Manning. The projections have the Cardinals, as currently constituted, going 7-9 with a 12.5 percent chance at making the playoffs. With Manning, they are projected to go 10-6 or 11-5 and have a 69.5 percent chance of making the playoffs.
The rest of the predictions go like this:
|w/ Peyton Manning||10.7||5.3||52.50%||69.80%|
|w/ Peyton Manning||10.5||5.5||26.80%||73.90%|
|w/ Peyton Manning||8.1||7.9||10.50%||25.40%|
|w/ Peyton Manning||9.7||6.3||49.90%||62.50%|
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||W||L||DIV%||PLAYOFF%|
|w/ Peyton Manning||8.5||7.5||14.70%||37.50%|
|w/ Peyton Manning||7.8||8.2||4.00%||22.40%|
|NEW YORK JETS||W||L||DIV%||PLAYOFF%|
|w/ Peyton Manning||10.2||5.8||24.00%||65.20%|
|SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||W||L||DIV%||PLAYOFF%|
|w/ Peyton Manning||11.5||4.5||90.90%||93.40%|
Only the 49ers project to a better record with Manning, but improve only two games over Alex Smith.
What do you all think of these findings?
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