The Colts and Peyton Manning legitimately appear to want to get a contract extension done this month. But it’s complicated.
And if those complications prevent a deal being signed in time, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star notes that the team will use the franchise tag on Manning as a “fallback” option.
“It’ll get done when it gets done,” Bill Polian said Wednesday. “We’re in a very, very unsettled situation as an industry, so I don’t have any timetable specifically.”
Chappell notes the two sides haven’t spoken on a deal since late January, when it’s believed the Colts made an offer which exceeds Tom Brady’s recent contract.