As quarterback Peyton Manning prepares for the 15th year of his NFL career, his father says that there’s no longer a long-term plan.
“[A]fter missing a season, I think he is going year to year,” Archie told USA Today regarding Peyton’s plans.
“When I came into the league, a lot of quarterbacks played 17 or 18 years,” Archie Manning said. “Doesn’t happen much anymore.”
Peyton Manning missed all of his 14th season after neck surgery. But that hasn’t stopped the Broncos from giving him $18 million guaranteed for 2012.
And the “year-to-year” concept could come as a bit of a surprise the Broncos, given that they’ll owe Peyton $40 million guaranteed for 2013 and 2014. Though Peyton won’t get the money in 2014 if he walks away, he’ll get the money if any injury other than a neck injury forces him to call it quits.