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Chiefs Free Agency 2012: Kansas City Best Suitor For Peyton Manning?

When it comes to NFL free agency, the biggest name out there, even though he's not technically a free agency, if Peyton Manning. It's currently unknown whether or not the Colts will move on from Manning, who has single-handedly put the Colts on the map in his 14 seasons a their quarterback, but if they do, you can be sure there will be a mad dash of quarterback-needy teams looking to make the future hall of famer their own.

While there are a lot of potential suitors, NFL.com's Elliot Harrison believes that the best match for Manning may be the Kansas City Chiefs.

Why? Because, due to a slip of the tongue, the Kansas City Chiefs are getting some run in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes -- a potential pairing that should have been mentioned weeks ago. Kansas City, at least in my mind, has always been the best destination for Manning. There just haven't been many facts to go on. Yet, there is circumstantial evidence.

That circumstantial evidence is the fact that Manning will likely be available, the Chiefs have the cap space, they have the "ancillary parts," like good receivers, good running backs and a solid defense to help Manning along the way, and the Manning is familiar with Chiefs players, coaches and front office personnel.

Of course there are other possible suitors, like the Cardinals, Dolphins, Redskins and Seahawks, but it seems that the Chiefs may make the most sense, at least to Harrison.

So of course Manning is conflicted. Why not go to a team that already knows the potential of its own quarterback, and knows Manning is a clear upgrade (Chiefs)? Why not go to a team that -- barring every important guy going on IR -- has the parts to compete in its conference now (Chiefs)? Why not go to a team that, despite how little this might mean to Manning at this stage of his career, can afford to pay him what he deserves (Chiefs)?

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