Manning Scratches Redskins Off the List: Report

The 36-year-old says he wants to make a decision on a team soon.

Friday, Mar 9, 2012  |  Updated 11:21 AM EDT
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Manning Scratches Redskins Off the List

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Bad news, Redskins fans…you might want to return those burgundy and gold #18 jerseys.

Peyton Manning is not interested in playing for Washington, ESPN 980's Chris Russel told SportsCenter on Thursday.

Some say it’s because he prefers to stay in the AFC, other believe it’s because he doesn’t want to face younger brother Eli and the New York Giants twice a year in the NFC East.

Manning is one of the most successful quarterbacks of all-time, so there’s no surprise multiple teams are interested in his services.

The 36-year-old missed all of 2011 after multiple neck surgeries. He parted ways with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday after 14 seasons together.

The Colts drafted Manning with the first overall pick in the 1998 draft.

With Manning out of the picture, the Redskins will most likely turn to the draft to get a quarterback.

They currently hold the #6 pick, but have expressed interest in moving up to grab Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.

The St. Louis Rams, who hold the #2 pick, have publicly stated they’re willing to trade the pick, with multiple teams saying they’re interested in moving up.

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