Now that we've learned the Colts will be officially unplugging the Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis, it's time to start imagining new color schemes. How will Peyton look in the burgandy and gold of the Redskins? The aqua and orange of the Dolphins? The green and white of the Jets? But wherever he goes and whatever he wears, it will seem like a bad PhotoShop joke.

In most cases, when a franchise cornerstone finds a new home rather than retiring -- notably with Willie Mays (Mets), Patrick Ewing (Sonics/Magic) and Johnny Unitas (Chargers) -- the ending is a dud rather than a bang. But sometimes it works out. Raymond Bourque left the Bruins after 21 seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Avalanche. Joe Montana guided the Chiefs to their only appearance in the AFC championship game.

Here are 19 Hall of Fame athletes, and one that's a lock for induction once he's eligible, who finished their careers in uniforms that just didn't look quite right on them. (Michael Jordan as a Wizard and Guy Lafleur as a Ranger and Nordique aren't on this list because they actually retired for a few seasons before deciding to make a comeback. And no Brett Favre as a Jet or Viking just because.)

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Jerry Rice, Seahawks

Rice made it back to the Super Bowl with the Raiders to legitimize his post-49ers career, but his final 11 games were with the Seahawks.


Emmitt Smith, Cardinals

Smith registered less than 1,200 rushing yards in two years with the Cardinals, a total he surpassed in nine separate seasons in Dallas.


Joe Namath, Rams

His battered knees limited Broadway Joe to four games with Los Angeles in which he had three touchdowns and five interceptions.


Joe Montana, Chiefs

Montana went 17-8 as a starter in Kansas City and took the Chiefs to their only AFC championship game in January 1994.


Marcus Allen, Chiefs

Allen did more than just hold on at the end of his career with 3,698 rushing yards in five seasons with the Chiefs. But it's still tough to picture him as something other than a Raider.


Johnny Unitas, Chargers

After his legendary career with the Colts, Unitas went 1-3 as a 40-year-old starter for the Chargers.


O.J. Simpson, 49ers

Simpson came home to San Francisco after nine seasons with the Bills. But he didn't have much left, gaining 1,053 yards in two seasons with the 49ers.


Tony Dorsett, Broncos

Dorsett actually was more productive in his lone season with Denver (703 yards) than in his final season as a Cowboy (456).


Franco Harris, Seahawks

After nine Pro Bowls and four Super Bowl titles with the Steelers, Harris finished up with 170 yards in eight games for Seattle.


Babe Ruth, Braves

Ruth went to the National League as a 40-year-old and hit six home runs in 28 games.


Willie Mays, Mets

Mays' falling down in the outfield during the 1973 World Series is often cited as the prime example of an icon who stayed too long.


Karl Malone, Lakers

The Mailman chased that elusive championship ring as a 40-year-old with the Lakers, but came up short in the Finals again as the Pistons handled Los Angeles in five games.


Hakeem Olajuwon, Raptors

Olajuwon averaged 7.1 points and 6.0 rebounds in 61 games for Toronto.


Patrick Ewing, Sonics/Magic

Ewing spent one season each with the Sonics and Magic, and with Orlando, he just started four of the 65 games in which he appeared.


Walt Frazier, Cavaliers

In the primitive days of free agency, a team had to give compensation for signing another's player, which is how Clyde ended up in Cleveland.


Dominique Wilkins, 4 teams

Hard to believe that the Human Highlight Film suited up for four teams after the Hawks: Clippers, Celtics, Spurs and Magic.


Bobby Orr, Blackhawks

The Bruins offered Orr 18.6 percent ownership of the franchise during contract negotiations, but he said he was never informed of this by his agent, Alan Eagleson, who steered him to Chicago.


Ray Bourque, Avalanche

After two runner-up finishes in the Stanley Cup Final during his 21 seasons with Boston, Bourque went out as a champ with Colorado in 2001.


Brian Leetch, Maple Leafs/Bruins

Mark Messier called Leetch the greatest Ranger of them all. But Leetch, the first American to win the Conn Smythe, finished up his career with Original Six rivals Toronto and Boston.


Mike Modano, Red Wings

Modano was the face of the Stars franchise in Minnesota and Dallas, but the Michigan-born center took a victory lap with Detroit as a 40-year-old.

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