King: Wayne/Garçon/Manning package deal?

Peter King suggests something a step further than most. He says that the obvious situation is for a team to sign both Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne. Of course, now that Pierre Garçon has turned down a five-year deal with the Colts King throws him in for good measure:

And one more note from potential free agency, according to a source close to another free-agent receiver: Pierre Garcon, another Colt soon to be free, turned down a five-year contract offer from Indianapolis last week. More than one general manager at the combine said that’s a sign Garcon doesn’t want to do anything until he knows what Manning is going to do. What if, say, Washington GM Bruce Allen, with $49 million in cap room before adding the earned-incentives from the 2011 salary-cap year, says to Manning: “We’ll recreate your 2010 receiving corps, and you’ll have a defense already strong enough to play at a Super Bowl level.” Could be very tempting.

I think Peter is quite right here. If a team could find a way to get all three it becomes an incredibly attractive offer.

Todd Smith

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Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.