Looking over some NFL teams that are struggling right now, or in other words, will have pretty high draft picks(and Eli is slated to be the first QB chosen), there are 4 teams that fit that criteria AND desperately need a QB. There are, however, quite a few teams that are struggling, BUT have recently drafted high-powered QB names so I'm thinking these teams will not get to see a Manning on their jersey, such as.....
NY Jets-Chad Pennington
Cleveland-Tim Couch/Kelly Holcomb
San Diego-Drew Brees
Washington-Tim Hasselbeck/Patrick Ramsey
Now, I'm not excluding any of these teams from drafting Eli, but logic would tell me that they aren't desperately going to go after a QB.
The teams that I feel like EasyE has the best chance at going to are as follows, and why....
....Let's face it, they are in dire need of everything, most notably, a QB....BAD! Plus, they are on pace to get a very high draft pick.
....Kerry Collins is doing alright I guess, but with almost 10 years of NFL experience, I'm thinking the Giants will be thinking "future" in the '04 draft. They do have a young QB from Florida, in Jesse Palmer, but I'm not sure where he stands with them, so Eli could be getting looked at pretty hard by NY.
....Another team that might be thinking "future", with an aging QB, in Bledsoe, and not much depth on the bench backing him up.
....Yet another aging QB, in Tommy Maddox, and only Charlie Batch and some no-name rookie to show for it, they could be scouting Eli hard.
Note: I'm not totally ruling out Oakland, either. They, too, have a very old QB, Gannon, but I'm thinking they are pretty high on Tuiasosopo to replace him, so...
Anyway, those are my four teams that I think Eli has the best shot at landing. I'm probably going to be dead wrong as usual, but I looked at every teams' QB roster, how those teams are faring this season, and where they might be drafting in the '04 draft(some people call it "insomnia"). These four, in my opinion, are the highest possibilities for Eli. Where do I want him to end up? I think you all know that, but it doesn't appear likely since the Titans are doing so well, and will hopefully draw the last pick in the draft.
My gut is telling me Arizona!! Forgive me for sounding like Peanut, but "you heard it here first"....Eli Manning will be an Arizona Cardinal next season.