Friday on radio row in Indianapolis, legendary Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs sat down with his friend, NBC’s Jim Vance, and talked to the Mike Wise Show about what else? Peyton Manning.
Co-host Holden Kushner asked Gibbs whether he thought Peyton would be a good fit with the Redskins at this point in his career.
“Here’s the deal, I think he would be a fit with anybody,” Gibbs responded. “This is just my advice. I’m the fan now. I think what you need to install with him is just what he did in Indy. It needs to be that offense.”
Gibbs believes that a West Coast offense, similar to what Mike Shanahan has already installed in Washington, would not be the best fit for Peyton.
“I think if somebody takes him and tries to put him in a West Coast offense, throwing this or throwing that, I think the scheme that they had fit him to a T,” the legendary coach said. “Whoever gets him, you’re going to get a great player. He can play anywhere. But I think it would be to that team’s advantage to make sure they’re putting in that same offense.”
Gibbs went on to say that the two sides would likely discuss the type of offense the team would run under Manning if talks of his joining the team turned serious.
“I’m not saying it can’t be done a different way,” said Gibbs. “The guy’s a great quarterback, he can play in any system.”
Hear the entire two part interview below: