Several teams have been mentioned as possible destinations for Peyton Manning, should the Colts cut ties with the four-time NFL MVP. On Monday, Manning's former coach -- Tony Dungy -- suggested there's still a chance the quarterback might not be going anywhere.
At least, he hopes.
Dungy himself has advocated the idea of Manning going elsewhere, saying in October that the Colts should draft quarterback Andrew Luck if they can, even if it would leave no room for Manning. But Dungy seemed to indicate on Monday that none of the teams that would have Manning would be ideal for him.
"I don't know if there is a perfect fit," Dungy said. "And that's part of the problem."
"If you are Peyton and you want to play, you're better going back into a known situation," Dungy said.
Dungy also said he had talked with Manning in recent weeks, adding the quarterback was "battling with this" in terms of where he will play next season.
The former coach also expanded on comments that he made to The Washington Post about the hit that might have begun the health problems that led Manning to eventually have multiple neck surgeries.
He said "it never even occurred to" him that a 2006 hit on Manning by Redskins defender Philip Daniels would have been delivered with the intent to injure the quarterback. "But then you start putting two and two together with all this stuff, and then seeing Philip Daniels' comments ... it does make you think."