Perhaps Matt Flynn shouldn't rush to lay out that down payment on a South Beach condominium just yet.
As you might be aware, the Colts released Manning on Wednesday, making the legendary quarterback fair game to every team in the league.
Ross made it clear last year he wanted to pair a high-profile coach with a top-tier quarterback in 2012. Philbin could well become a fine head coach, but a sexy choice he is not. Manning represents the other half of Ross' dream.
Marino told The Associated Press on Thursday he would not reach out to Manning, but if Manning asks, Marino said "I would definitely answer."
Then there's this: On Thursday, Marino sent a message to Manning via his Twitter page.