Earlier we noted that the Kansas City Chiefs were among the destinations listed as a possibility for Peyton Manning to land via trade if the Indianapolis Colts decide to go that route. Peter King brings up an interesting note today from speaking with Tony Dungy that Manning would rather not go anywhere since he knows the terrain so well in Indy.
King writes, “On NBC last night, Manning’s former coach, Tony Dungy, said he thought Manning would play for the Colts in 2012 or not at all. In discussions with me off-air, Dungy said Manning is such a creature of habit, with intimate knowledge of his receivers’ habits, that he wouldn’t want to go anywhere (particularly, I noted) in an era when teams don’t have offseason control of their players and Manning might not be able to get to know them well before they start playing together.”
The Kansas City Chiefs are certainly locked up at receiver if Manning was open to playing somewhere else, especially if the Chiefs sign Dwayne Bowe to an extension to lock up the Pro Bowl receiver. Steve Breaston and Jon Baldwin are already in KC for the next few years, as is Tony Moeaki. Perhaps that could be one point worthy of note in case Manning were open to playing somewhere else.