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Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

Posted on: July 30, 2011 3:45 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 4:00 pm
 
This will be Peyton Manning's last contract, his last stint, his last deal before he heads into Canton. Manning already had more money than Trump and this only makes him wealthier. The question for Manning now is simple: what legacy will he leave?

Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed that Manning signed a contract extension which a league official confirmed was 5-years and $90 million.So the cash is in place. Again. The legacy? More difficult to predict. The end of his career will mirror that of Tom Brady's. Both are around the same age and considered the best of their generation. Manning and Brady are in an arm's race. Brady has the lead with more Super Bowls but it wouldn't be stunning if Manning caught up.

It's true Manning will have to also compete with a number of young, outstanding throwers in his conference like Ben Roethlisberger and outside of his conference like Aaron Rodgers. This one of the great eras for quarterbacks in football.

But for Manning his biggest competition is Brady. That is whom Manning sees as his greatest competition and indeed the two quarterbacks have had some legendary battles.

Brady has the lead but is Manning far behind?
Category: NFL
Tags: Colts
 
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Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

Twilight of his career (your insane)? 15% of the teams salary is a bargain, considering he is 50% of the team as a whole...



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

You're right about that captain and it's about 10% more than they should have paid him.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

Actually its 15% there chief... Calculators work wonders!



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

Awesome news for the rest of the teams around the league!  In the twilight of his career, he sucks up 20% 0f the entire teams salary cap!  Nice.


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