Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who has come across like a massive tool throughout this whole Peyton Manning saga, just tweeted about his veteran quarterback’s health at 1:25 a.m. eastern time.
Irsay had the following to say regarding reports that Manning had been cleared to resume his football career: “Peyton has not passed our physical nor has be been cleared for The Indianapolis Colts. Team statement coming on Friday.”
Now, I’m sorry but why did Irsay even feel the need to take to Twitter and announce this at 1:25 on a Friday morning if a team statement was coming? Personally, I think he must have been hearing from fans that they wanted Manning to return now that he may be healthy.
Irsay has been saying for months that the team’s decision regarding the four-time MVP will be based solely on health. An easy way for him to keep his word would be if Manning just happened to fail the team’s physical.
While Irsay and Manning have publicly claimed that their relationship is sound, I don’t think anyone believes that. Things have been deteriorating for a while, and this late-night announcement from the Colts owner shows that he feels a need to counter any news about Manning with his take on the situation.
This latest incident has finally pushed me into the camp that believes there is no way Manning will ever play for the Colts again.