It’s been a while since I’ve posted a national expert speculating about the chances of Peyton Manning landing in Washington, but this one is too good to ignore.

ESPN analyst person Herm Edwards had said on-air earlier this week that Manning should go to Washington if he leaves Indianapolis, but this off-air conversation may have been even better.

“He wants to go to a team that obviously has a chance to win,” Edwards told former NBC 4 sports anchor and current ESPN host Lindsay Czarniak. “He ain’t going to no team that’s just gonna play football.”

 “Then why would he go to the Washington Redskins?” Czarniak responded, as several trees in Ashburn burst into flames.

 “First of all, they’ve got a pretty good defense,” Edwards said. “They’re gonna run the ball. They’ve got a head coach that has won with a veteran quarterback in John Elway. So why wouldn’t he go there? Riddle me this. Riddle me that.”

 “[Are] the Skins better than the Dolphins if you’re Manning?” another newsroom employee interrupted.

 “They’ve got a new head coach in Miami,” Edwards said. “If I’m a new head coach, I want to build my team with a quarterback that has a future. Peyton Manning’s one hit away. So if I’m a new head coach, I’m going, ehhh, I don’t know about that.”

Speaking of Miami, Adam Schefter was on Colin Cowherd’s show on Thursday, talking about Manning’s future. 

“Arizona, Miami, Washington, I think those are the three obvious teams,” Schefter said. “The three obvious teams that you would figure to be in play for Peyton Manning: Arizona, Miami, Washington.”

(Via Extreme Skins)