“One thing he and I are not going to do is give a set date, where it’s like a game,” Manning said. “We’ll handle it the way it should be handled and go from there.”
The meeting could lead to an expedited decision from the two sides but that’s just speculation. Colts owner Jim Irsay has said that he would like to hold off on a decision until the early part of March but Manning could always lobby for a decision to be made sooner.
If he’s released, Manning would be able to sign with a new team before the March 13 start of free agency. It’s because of this that the Colts are going to try to hold off on a decision as long as they can.
Eli Manning mentioned that “everything’s good to go” in regards to Peyton’s health on the Late Show with David Letterman.
“He’s healthy, now it’s just about getting to 100 percent where he can physically make all the throws,” Eli said. “He wants to play football – and I think he will.”
Manning still needs to prove that he can throw the ball with velocity before the question marks can begin to subside but there’s still time for that.