The Colts reportedly plan to draft future franchise quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. If that spells the end of Peyton Manning‘s tenure in Indianapolis, the veteran could end up in the nation’s capital.
According to ESPN’s Bram Weinstein, a source indicates that it’s “very likely” that Manning and center Jeff Saturday will join the Redskins.
Manning inked a five-year, $90 million last offseason, but the Colts could elect to rebuild with Luck at the helm going forward. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported last week that Indianapolis will not trade Manning, but with the quarterback’s health still a question mark, the team could end up releasing him.
Saturday, who turns 37 in June, is set to become a free agent. He’s protected Manning since entering the league in 1999.
Bringing in Manning would be a huge splash for a Redskins team that’s received inconsistent quarterback play in recent years.
Manning has been named to 11 Pro Bowls in his career, and has earned MVP honors four times. Saturday has been selected to five Pro Bowls.