I've come to accept that it's doubtful for #18 to play for the Colt again, and since I'm a #18 fan AND a Colts fan, I'm okay with that.
As a Colts fan, if we're gonna rebuild, then let's rebuild. Trade what assets you can to get younger, faster, stronger, better for the next 15 years. Close the book on this terrific era of Polian, Manning, Harrison, Freeney, James, etc and start a new one.
As for #18, other legendary greats didn't finish with their teams -- Montana, Rice, Emmit Smith, Favre and the list goes on (please add who comes to mind). Alot of times, those teams had run their run and were looking for a new chapter in their franchises. We're in the same boat, and let's face it, do the 2012 Colts offer the best chance for another ring for Manning? Prob not. So for him, I'd like to see him go to a team that would give him a legit chance at another SB.
While Detroit and GB will be tough, I'd like to see him go to the Bears...
What do you think?