Posted February 02, 2012

Report: Larry Fitzgerald Recruiting Peyton Manning For Cardinals

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The Washington Redskins, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are among the many teams rumored to have interest in Peyton Manning as their starting quarterback next season. But the Arizona Cardinals may be a better fit than all of the above, and according to Tom James of the Terra Haute Tribune-Star, Manning appears willing to listen.

Fitzgerald, the Cardinals’ star receiver for the last eight years, is often a key recruiter for the franchise. He also helped bring Kevin Kolb to Arizona last season. But after a disappointing season under Kolb that ended in the Cards missing the playoffs at 8-8, Fitzgerald may urge the team to go in another direction.

Manning is still under contract with the Indianapolis Colts. He is due a $28 million bonus on March 8, meaning a decision on his future will likely come soon from Colts owner Jim Irsay.