It seems everyone is "breaking" news about Peyton Manning.
He has a noodle arm. (NFL Network via Twitter)
The Colts decided to cut him weeks ago. (NFL Network)
Peyton's throwing like a pro quarterback. (Bill Polian on PTI)
The Colts didn't decide "weeks ago" to cut him. (Jim Irsay on Twitter)
There's no news. (Jim Irsay on Twitter)
Jim Irsay and Peyton Manning love each other. (Jim Irsay on Twitter)
Jim Irsay and Peyton Manning love each other (Colts.com -- with photographic evidence!)
Peyton's moved his training camp to Hell. (Indystar.com)
Peyton sounds upbeat, even though Colts HQ is kind of a depressing place these days. (Peyton via Bob Kravitz on Indystar.com)
Peyton's gonna retire. (Rob Lowe, yes that Rob Lowe, via Twitter)
You know what this all means? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Because nobody don't know nothing about no Peyton Manning. Is he healthy? I don't know. Will he return to football? I don't know. Can he return to football? I don't know. So let's stop with the endless speculation. Let's stop asking every person in sports with some fleeting connection to Peyton Manning or the Indianapolis Colts what they think about The Manning Identity.
Only one person knows what's going on here, and that's Peyton. He's going to try his darnedest to return to football. Will that be with the Colts? It's hard to say. A team shifting into "Win One for Peyton Mode" needs continuity and stability, not a new GM, new head coach, and new coaching staff. So let's just end it already. Make the decision. He's your guy or he isn't.
This is the longest, most ridiculous off-season in the history of history.
At least there's an end in sight. If we make it to March 8th...