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Updated Feb 7, 2012 - 10:30 am

Warner: It's all about finding the right fit for Peyton Manning

Arizona Cardinals fans think Peyton Manning would be a great fit for their team. However, does the QB feel the same way about the Cardinals?

That could be the determining factor for where the future Hall of Famer plays next season, according to former Cardinal Kurt Warner, and as of now he's unsure of where Manning will end up.

"I believe he wants it to be in Indianapolis, but I'm not sure he or anyone else believes that's in the cards," Warner told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf. "That becomes the next challenge; if it's not Indianapolis, you've got to find the right fit for Peyton Manning."

Warner said the team will have to be able to protect the 36-year-old QB, especially as he's returning from a serious injury, as well as tailor its offense to fit Manning's skill-set.

"We all have heard and we know Indianapolis was designed around Peyton," Warner said. "It's not as easy to pick that up and take it to a new situation and apply it to 52 other guys and apply it to a new coaching staff and have all the pieces around to run that offense."

The Cardinals' coaching staff has proven it is willing to adapt to fit the QB, as the team was very pass-heavy when Warner was under center. However, the offensive line could be an issue, as it ranks near the bottom of the NFL in pass protection.

And the possibility of repeatedly getting hit by defenders may just be enough to steer Manning away from Arizona.


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