We’ve occasionally mentioned here the connection between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady’s upcoming contract extensions.
The man set to pay Manning, Colts owner Jim Irsay, acknowledged the two quarterbacks are tied together in an interview with the Indianapolis
“We know Peyton’s going to be paid, along with Brady, at the top of the league,” Irsay said.
Let’s face it: It would be stunning to see Brady make more money than Manning. That’s why Irsay grouping the two together is significant.
It’s just a theory, but we think the Colts and Patriots would be well served if Brady’s deal happens first. In that scenario, the Patriots wouldn’t try to have to match Manning’s megadeal, and the Colts could possibly use Brady’s numbers to get Manning’s asking price down.