It happened once before…
In 1993 head Chiefs thug Carl Peterson brought Joe Montana to Kansas City. The first game against the Denver Broncos that one night was simply ELECTRIC. I was there. Even though it was 1993, scalped tickets went for 500 bucks.
It was the Chiefs best PR move both nationally and locally of all time – at least since the Dawson Era
For the first time the Kansas City Chiefs were on the national map and elite.
Joe helped bring us great talent like Marcus Allen. Everyone wants to play with a hall of famer still able to get it done. In fact Montana was so important that a team that has won no playoff games since he left in 1994, was still considered elite for many more years, until 2003. Since that time our team has been a doormat and off the radar – not even an afterthought.
Today’s Chiefs are a total no show.
So I say, YES TO PEYTON MANNING.
Why should the Chiefs go after for Manning? For one, we can afford him now. Two, he’s looked great in practice with months left to get even better. Three, with Peyton the Chiefs would be one of the three favorites to WIN THE AFC – that’s right win it -Super Bowl, baby.
Without him we likely still wiill win the West with the AFC’s top defense (if it’s as good or better than last year’s squad).
And No. 4, other than our offensive line, which we can fix, the Chiefs offer Manning the best shot to win it all right now. Three top notch, young, TALL, receivers, especially Bowe and Baldwin. Plus a solid running game if Jamaal Charles can play (this also needs fixing) and we can buy or find a tight end (we DO NOT HAVE ONE),
So yes, if Clark Hunt wants to make THAT statement NOW’S THE TIME.
A healthy Manning – and baby it’s for sure – SUPER BOWL TALK, you bet. First time since 2003.
The Chiefs should buy Peyton now, and move up to draft Trent Richardson. Then boys, you got something. The best quarterback out there today who will solve the, "We can’t pick up one or two yards on third or fourth down" problem.
In the Red Zone we stunk even with a healthy Charles – he’s a scat back and can’t pick up short yards when it counts. So we get Richardson, a couple offensive lineman – buy a top stud D lineman and draft one – another linebacker, Peyton Manning….then look out!
Reasons not to buy Manning: He’s 36, but looks great. Health problems, yeah, thats a tough one.
And well, that’s it.
The reason he won’t come to KC: It’ not a glamour town or media center (but he can make his own media and is a family guy, so that shouldn’t matter). Hey, he’s been stuck in Indianapolis all these years Ever been to Indy?
Our Front Office is probably the biggest issue, Scott and Clark are not looking so great these days.
But Peyton will run the team, they won’t, so that’s OK too. At least we have the offense and a better team to win it all with. Miami isn’t a team going anywhere, even with Peyton. The Vikes have way too many issues and a lack of talent. I know they have the running back and big man Jared. Allen at defensive end, but none of that has meant much lately.
The Chiefs are younger and better and have much better receivers.
So unless San Francisco steps up – and they might – KC is Manning’s best choice. And for God’s sake he can save our asses.
Matt THE FRANCHISE can sit or be traded. He’s is our biggest problem, a below average quarterback on a good team.
SIGN PEYTON MANNING NOW!