Careening toward what seems to be an inevitable divorce from the Colts, the former NFL Most Valuable Player could emerge as a target for the Arizona Cardinals.
Kevin Kolb is due an option bonus on March 17, and Manning's $28 million option bonus is due on March 18. That provides a potential window for the Cardinals to make a move on Manning.
"We're all looking to get better," general manager Rod Graves said Thursday at the NFL scouting combine. "If those opportunities present themselves, so be it. Otherwise, we've got an outstanding group of quarterbacks right now and believe we can win with those quarterbacks."
If his surgically-repaired neck allows him to perform, pairing Manning with star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald would be an extremely formidable tandem.
As for picking up Kolb's option, Graves said: "Right now, you have to work with the information you have at hand. And right now as I look at it, we fully expect Kevin is going to be with us and we'll honor that contract as it is obviously. And we'll see what every day brings forward and make our decisions accordingly. Right now, we've got three quarterbacks that did a great job for us right now. As it stands today, we're not anticipating anything different."
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