Originally posted by Furlow:
If Manning is healthy is a BIG if. Even if he is, he's only going to last 2-3 more years. So let me ask you, would you rather have 1 or 2 great chances at a Super Bowl or 9-10 good chances at a Super Bowl?
I think we can agree that no matter what we do, we're only giving ourselves a CHANCE.
How much time do you think we have?
Vernon, Willis, Gore, Rogers, Justin, Soap, McDonald, Akers are going to decline in ability in a handful of years. And then we have to deal with signing Bowman, Aldon, Iupati, Anthony Davis in a couple years. Do you think this defense and special teams and skill players are going to be around for 9-10 years?
We only have a short window where we have the elite defense and special teams we currently have. We are LUCKY to have maintained our current defense. The next few years ahead are critical for us. To have an opportunity to sign a monster quarterback like Payton Manning to add to the equation in our SHORT 3-4 year window is an amazing thing to even think about.
Everybody who is not in the WZ knows that we would be a SCARY team with him, even if only for 3-4 years.