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Redskins considering Peyton, Flynn, Orton

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 04: NFL player Peyton Manning speaks at DIRECTV’s Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl Game at Victory Field on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for DirecTV)

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The Washington Redskins had two quarterbacks who played in 2011: Rex Grossman and John Beck.

And so they are trying to upgrade. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Redskins have had internal discussions about pursuing (surprise, surprise) Peyton Manning, Packers quarterback Matt Flynn, and Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton.

Flynn and Orton will be free agents in March. Peyton likely will be too, and possibly sooner than that.

Per Schefter, they’ve also talked about possibly moving up to No. 2 in the draft, where they’d surely take whomever the Colts don’t select at No. 1 overall.

If the Redskins get Manning, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan would have to find a way to adjust his style to Manning. Kyle wants to control everything the quarterback does. Peyton won’t be thrilled about being micromanaged. Given the choice between having strings on Beck and Grossman and a real-life Peytonnochio, Kyle shouldn’t need Jiminy Cricket to help him make the right call.