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Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

Posted on: July 29, 2011 5:29 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



Peyton Manning's contract status -- he's still franchise-tagged, but awaiting a monster extension despite concerns with his health -- is one of the biggest elephants in the NFL's free-agent waiting room these days.

Colts fans appear to be panicking that the current regime has its hands tied while Manning and the front office negotiate all and there seems to be concern coming from owner Jim Irsay that Manning wants too much money. 

However, Manning told the Indianapolis Star on Friday that he's willing to take less money if it means the Colts can retain more players and remain aggressive in the open market.

"While I appreciate Jim Irsay offering to make me the highest-paid player, I told him I’d rather he save that money and keep whoever it is ... Joe Addai, Charlie Johnson, whoever that may be," Manning said, per the Indianapolis Star. "I'm willing to take less than they’ve offered if they are going to take that money to keep players we need to keep and go get other players.

"All I want is for them to have the cap and the cash to keep the players they want to keep and to sign other players."

Manning also denied that he was trying to max out his contract -- it's certainly been discussed that he's looking for up to $25 million a year, while Irsay's been quoted on Twitter as saying that

"The numbers that are being floated out there, the rumors of what I'm asking for ... that's not from me," he said. "I've never said one word about the contract. I told [Irsay and Polian] them my cap numbers can be as low as they want them to be in being creative with the salary cap."

Most importantly, though, Peyton said he wants a deal to get done. And done quickly.

"Today, tomorrow, definitely by Sunday," he said.

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Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

i wonder when this stat king and holder of exactly ONE championship will realize that all the stats in the world mean didly when you are talking NFL--you have one exactly  the same number of championships as Trent Dilfer.  SO it really is gracious of you to take less to stay in Indy



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

he gets $20 mill from the NFL and an unknown amount from the endorsements he does  everyone is getting their due?

Of course.  20 million is the most anybody should make for God sakes.  He'll probably do another 20 in endorsements he wouldn't do if he wasn't in the NFL so that means he's doing 40..... good enough.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 11:38 am
 

Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

That was a really stupid comment. Just because a team has to spend their cap money doesn't mean they have to tie the majority of it up in one player. If Peyton takes 15% of it, that means there is only 85% left to go around to everyone else. He takes less so they can spend more on others. Take a math class.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2011 10:05 am
 

Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

What a ridiculous, self-serving comment from Peyton. Per the terms of the new CBA (which he should well know, having put his name to the Brady v NFL lawsuit) EVERY team has to spend 99% of their cap money. So if he doesn't get the money then of course it's going to go to another player on the team. It HAS to. It's not like the Colts can take unspent cap money and save it for a rainy day.

News flash for you - teams don't have to spend 99% of their cap in 2011 or 2012 -  99% cap spending doesn't start until 2013. 



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 7:40 am
 

Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

how is that self serving?  your comment is whats ridiculous. yes they have to spend the money anyways, but the point wasn't him saying they had to spend the money as much as he'll accept less so they can spend it to make the team better. how you look at that as him being "self-serving" is beyond me. moron



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2011 7:36 am
 

Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

What a ridiculous, self-serving comment from Peyton. Per the terms of the new CBA (which he should well know, having put his name to the Brady v NFL lawsuit) EVERY team has to spend 99% of their cap money. So if he doesn't get the money then of course it's going to go to another player on the team. It HAS to. It's not like the Colts can take unspent cap money and save it for a rainy day. 



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 3:20 am
 

Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

he gets $20 mill from the NFL and an unknown amount from the endorsements he does  everyone is getting their due?



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

we already signed a ss, we signed melvin bullitt to a 3 year deal, and he plays pretty good, definetly good enough, last year he wasnt in there cause he was hurt... but he dont typically get hurt, and also... malcolm floyd is a 6-5 reciever with speed, or james jones from gb, hes 6-1 but i think hes gonna get too much money for the colts lol the dt thing is a dream that wont happen, there just arent any out there, and the ones that are out there command way too much money... so it aint happening



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:06 pm
 

Peyton Manning 'willing to take less' money

manning makes the Colts and NFL around $150 to $200 million a year all by himself. He gets $20 million a year?? seems the Colts and NFL might be getting the better end of the deal. 

That works both ways buddy.  Peyton Manning is nothing without the NFL.  You make it seem like Peyton Manning has so many options the NFL wouldn't be great without him.  The NFL grossed 9 billion dollars last year and would continue to prosper if Manning never played another game.  A lot of greats have left the NFL and the league has only gotten better..... Peyton needs the NFL, the NFL would do fantastic if he never played in another game. 


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