I'm starting to get the feeling that the Dolphins might be spurned by a big name yet again. First it was Jim Harbaugh. Most recently it was Jeff Fisher. Might Peyton Manning be next? Denver might be Miami's stiffest competition for Manning and they certainly have much more cap space than the Dolphins. More than enough to give him a huge contract as well as lure free agents. They also have a team that won the division and a playoff game last season. I'm looking at this and thinking the only way Manning picks Miami over Denver is that he is not to thrilled about the winter weather in the mile high city.
So what does Miami do if they are left at the alter yet again? Pay, and pay big time, one way or another for an unproven QB. There are really only two choices left if Manning goes elsewhere. I would imagine the first choice would be to outbid everyone for Matt Flynn's services. The other is to pay dearly in draft picks to move up and select Robert Griffin III. If Manning ends up in Denver, that still leaves Cleveland, Washington and Seattle as teams desperate for a QB. Cleveland has more draft ammunition and Daniel Snyder has deep pockets and is willing to empty them so it won't be easy or cheap for the Dolphins.
As for Manning, I honestly think that the Dolphins should try to get Dan Marino involved somehow. He and Manning have been friends for a long time and Manning would more than likely value Marino's opinion. Anything to get even just a small edge.