I've been reading through a couple of the Miami newspapers since it appears the Dolphins are one of the teams in on the Peyton Manning sweepstakes and those in Miami seem somewhat confident that Manning is theirs. The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly another one of the teams interested, though we don't know how interested.
One of the big questions right now is his health. ESPN's Chris Mortensen says Manning is 85-90 percent healthy so you would be signing a guy who was not yet 100 percent. Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero had a good blog post today about how much a team needs to see in order to sign Manning.
The Dolphins must basically decide their comfort level on how much due diligence they're going to do with Manning. They know he's great when he's healthy. But how thorough are they going to be in investigating that health?
Does he need to pass a physical? Do you need to see him throw? How well does he need to throw? Do you have to see his previous medical records? Do you sign him under the assumption he will eventually become healthy? What are the deal breakers for you medically?