Originally Posted by indyfan1985
Nah he wants to retire a Colts and Bill Polian knows how important he is to this team. He will take less money if he has to in order to remain a Colt. He probably will retire within 3 years though. Good thing we drafted a bunch of OG/Cs. Mike Pollak will probably play guard until Saturday is ready to step down.
I'm not going to overpay for a 34-year old (next June) center, potentially on a full-fledged decline and/or beginning to break down as he gets older. Not when Manning is entering the second half of his career, no thanks. Some team with money to spend and a desire to not suck will though, they'll outbid the Colts and other interested teams by a good deal. There's just too much money out there not to.
I'd much rather invest money in younger players like Marlin Jackson and other players on the roster/defense, personally. Saturday isn't the only free agent after 08 or 09.