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Peyton parameters in range of $60 million over five years

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Now that Peyton Manning seems to be getting closer to a decision (which may or may not be televised by ESPN), the numbers are coming into focus.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the parameters of a potential contract fall in the range of $60 million over five years, with $30 million guaranteed.

That seems a little light.  Yes, he has the neck thing and the arm strength thing.  But this is Peyton F. Manning.

Peyton F. Manning doesn’t average $12 million a year, not when he was averaging $18 million under his last deal, the same average that Tom Brady still has.

And now we may know why it’s taken so long to get this done.  The teams at the table, though supposedly willing to do whatever it takes to get Peyton, have not yet offered him a contract that reflects the zeal with which they are pursuing him.

With the rest of the league on notice regarding the parameters, the pool could once again expand.

Jed York, it’s your move.

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36 Responses to “Peyton parameters in range of $60 million over five years”
  1. medtxpack says: Mar 16, 2012 2:33 PM

    they will front load that deal within league rules to pay him. he will never fulfill 5 years.

  2. bearsstillsuck says: Mar 16, 2012 2:35 PM

    I’m starting to hate this mike klis character.

  3. chiadam says: Mar 16, 2012 2:35 PM

    $1 a year for the next 200,000,000 years.

  4. nineroutsider says: Mar 16, 2012 2:46 PM

    Klis is awful, his twitter feed does his reporting, but the 9ers are only $18 mil under the cap and have lots they need to do. Like sign draft picks, another WR, etc.

    Not sure how this will work out, but if PM wants to be a 9er he will have to take a little less.

  5. profootballwalk says: Mar 16, 2012 2:47 PM

    I wouldn’t be throwing around what he got paid last year – considering he did nothing for it, because of an injury that might come back on the first play of the season.

  6. projectpat707 says: Mar 16, 2012 2:47 PM


    Either way, its the guaranteed money that matters.

  7. seahawksfan25 says: Mar 16, 2012 2:48 PM

    He worth every penny, but now teams going to offer more and let’s see if its about the money or if he really wants to win.

  8. n0hopeleft says: Mar 16, 2012 2:49 PM

    49ers are overrated. Denver is a better choice.

  9. tdrizzle74 says: Mar 16, 2012 2:50 PM

    This garbage is starting to stink…whether this a Machivellian leverage game, or the teams involved are just cheap, please someone step up and end this. Supposedly this guy is the prize FA, if he is that guy pay big or walk away.

  10. chefjayson says: Mar 16, 2012 2:50 PM

    If Peyton is Peyton…they’re getting a hell of a deal. Idk about the 5 years part but Peyton Manning for Kyle Orton money is never a bad idea.

  11. mrbigass says: Mar 16, 2012 2:58 PM

    Ah, Peytonpalooza is still alive. I have to admit that if he signs with the Tacks I will crap my panties.

    After watching him abuse the Texans for all those years it would be nice to be able to watch him and not hate him at the same time.

  12. indycolts1 says: Mar 16, 2012 3:02 PM

    The Colts gave him 5yr/90mil with 26 mil LY. Big pay cut

  13. ofdvls32 says: Mar 16, 2012 3:03 PM

    the 49ers are over rated??? Do you watch the games? Ya they were the joke of the league for a while. Now they have the best defense in the NFL and if it werent for Williams fumbling in the giants game we were in the super bowl. We did that with only 1 starting receiver. Now if you add Peyton (or even alex) with some receivers, watch out

  14. jagsfan1 says: Mar 16, 2012 3:05 PM

    Not even close – there will be no “bad neck” discounts from Peyton Manning…and he will not accept being paid less than any other qb in the league…he is possibly goat but at same time he seems to be type of guy who wants every dime he can get as well.

  15. eagleswin says: Mar 16, 2012 3:05 PM

    Let’s keep in mind that Peyton’s $18 mill/yr average contract was structured so that he would get $51 million of the $90 million before ever setting foot on the field for the 2nd year of the contract.

    Peyton never “left money on the table” to help out the colts. 57% of his $90 mill contract was to have been paid by now. He had dummy years on his contract to lower the cap value and for PR but Peyton never left a nickle on the table. His true salary for the first couple of years was over $25 mill, blowing away Brady’s salary. Then when the new TV money kicked in the dummy years would be renegotiated.

    Peyton had Polian wrapped around his little finger. If Polian could’ve found a way to pay Peyton more money and still been able to fill out the roster, he would’ve.

    His next contract will also be heavily frontloaded and will be lauded as a bargain.

  16. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 16, 2012 3:05 PM

    I’ll be glad when this is over…. too Favreish for my taste.
    Hope he doesn’t break down early and set the team back… risky

  17. 69finfan says: Mar 16, 2012 3:12 PM

    So much for the incentive based contract that Sir peyton reported he would be willing to accept several weeks ago but by his standards I guess this is.

  18. andyreidisfat says: Mar 16, 2012 3:13 PM

    If 18 wants to win its the niners

  19. jimmysee says: Mar 16, 2012 3:14 PM

    Peyton Manning is damaged goods.

    Caveat Emptor.

  20. agentpyro says: Mar 16, 2012 3:15 PM

    …or maybe it’s because Peyton F. Manning wants the team he joins to be able to sign some Free F. Agents and be able sign their Draft F. Picks so he can get Some F. Help.


  21. kane337 says: Mar 16, 2012 3:22 PM

    Why is it Jed York’s move? Peyton would rather sign with the Cardinals than the Niners.

  22. technovike says: Mar 16, 2012 3:27 PM

    Anyone else read it as Peyton Effin Manning

    Favre got 10 and 12 mil for consecutive yrs in minnesota,

    I figure Manning will get around 12-15 mil a year, not as old as favre but coming off that injury will lower his pay.

  23. jacksaysfu says: Mar 16, 2012 3:29 PM

    I know Peytons one of the best ever but im so happy my team isn’t investing a ridiculous amount of $ on a QB who has a very serious neck problem and is 36 years old .

  24. marima07 says: Mar 16, 2012 3:30 PM

    Please, Peyton, please, please don’t televise “The Decision” on TV. Ask LeBron how that worked out for him.

  25. 49ers4ever says: Mar 16, 2012 3:35 PM

    Divine intervention? Is Tebow saved in Denver?

  26. bangitfootball says: Mar 16, 2012 3:39 PM

    wow, i was thinking 15 – 18 million a year for 5 years, half guaranteed.

  27. delsj says: Mar 16, 2012 3:48 PM

    Update needed: Klis has fixed his story to reflect the numbers he had with the Colts – 5yr/$90M.

  28. Nevis says: Mar 16, 2012 3:49 PM

    Don’t buy that SF is a front-runner. He’ll sign with TEN before Monday.

  29. mempusa says: Mar 16, 2012 3:52 PM

    sooo it’s really $90M not $60M, thanks.

  30. djflav303 says: Mar 16, 2012 3:56 PM

    That’s a low ball number, elway is there right now at about 80-90 mill

  31. bigjd says: Mar 16, 2012 4:03 PM

    And so the Peyton Manning Circus goes on and on and on and on.

  32. jeziyo247 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:10 PM

    The broncos are gonna offer him 5 years $100 million with $60 million guaranteed then Monday they are gonna add mike Wallace to make up for the lost of eddie royal

  33. djflav303 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:17 PM

    If the numbers are that low and the broncos are still in it that means a lot, and if payton thought the 49ers were the best option he wouldve sign already

  34. mjkelly77 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:29 PM

    Peyton Flailing Manning just cares about the guaranteed money. He ripped off Irsay for $24 million and now he’s looking to steal another $30 million. Greedy Swamp Boy is done.

  35. mjkelly77 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:32 PM

    indycolts1 says:Mar 16, 2012 3:02 PM

    The Colts gave him 5yr/90mil with 26 mil LY. Big pay cut

    It’s not a pay cut if he can’t thow. And he can’t. Just watch.

    As Sister Dulcilia, my Latin teacher would say … Caveat emptor.

  36. cbs1971 says: Mar 16, 2012 5:12 PM

    lotto fever hit again….

    Peyton could get hurt and his career is done….

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