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Three more years for Peyton Manning?

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With all the talk about the longevity of a soon-to-be 37-year-old quarterback who has played only for the Patriots, it’s easy to overlook the question of how long a 38-year-old signal-caller will continue to shout “Omaha” in Colorado.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post takes a look at the expected duration of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s career, pegging the number at three more years, through the 2016 season.  That would take Manning through the full five years of the contract he signed in 2012.

“Anytime you sign a five-year contract — it’s really five one-year deals in many ways — I think that needs to be your goal,” Manning said, via Klis. “The team made plans to where they want a quarterback for this long so they can then fill spots here and there.  That’s what you try to do. You understand that when you get to this age — and John [Elway] understands.”

Manning is due to make $15 million this year and $19 million per year in 2015 and 2016.  The cap numbers are $19.5 million this year and $21.5 million in each of the last two years.

With the salary cap jumping up by $10 million this year and expected to keep increasing at a similar rate, the Broncos should be able to easily absorb those numbers and pay those amounts for the next three years.

That doesn’t mean Manning will be done after he finishes the fifth year of his Denver contract.  By then, the 41-year-old may decide to go elsewhere.  And without nearly enough good quarterbacks to go around, someone would surely want him.

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51 Responses to “Three more years for Peyton Manning?”
  1. barsfordays says: Jun 1, 2014 7:09 PM

    I just hope he doesnt go down the Favre path….

  2. chargersdiehard says: Jun 1, 2014 7:10 PM

    Ohh no. That means 3 more years of headlines about his every move. That also means for the next 3 years the Broncos will be predicted to win it all. Great.

  3. javierjiminy says: Jun 1, 2014 7:11 PM

    I doubt a team would want a 41 year old qb who can’t win in the big games.

  4. jghs38 says: Jun 1, 2014 7:14 PM

    Three years sounds good, but I would keep a close eye on your backup, with that age injury is around the corner. No more than five years left in the league, that would be a good time for him to mentor the young QBs before he is gone.

  5. sammadison says: Jun 1, 2014 7:15 PM

    This guy is going to end up breaking every passing record and will probably go down as the greatest QB ever. Especially if he is able to capture another Super Bowl victory.

  6. dhardy8207 says: Jun 1, 2014 7:16 PM

    Archie played 14 years in the league so I would expect Peyton to hang in there as long as his health will afford him the strenght to do so….

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 1, 2014 7:18 PM

    Or if nobody wanted to give him a starting job in his mid-40s then they could hire him as a coach and if a QB gets injured then he could be added the following week as a player basically serving as the 3rd QB without even taking up a roster spot. That way he can still practice as a QB to stay ready and just call it part of his QB coaching duties for demonstration purposes only at that time.

    Legend could have it that the “54th man” played until he was 54.

  8. andrewluck12 says: Jun 1, 2014 7:23 PM

    “three more years of Peyton manning?” uh yes please. I don’t ever like seeing legends walk away. I’ll even take Tom for another three

  9. thekidsparrow44 says: Jun 1, 2014 7:24 PM

    Ohh no. That means 3 more years of headlines about his every move. That also means for the next 3 years the Broncos will be predicted to win it all. Great.
    ———————————————–
    Or maybe coming from a guy named “chargersdiehard” you’re just sick of old man Peyton dominating the bolts every year.

  10. sportsfan18 says: Jun 1, 2014 7:32 PM

    I’m a big Manning fan boy…

    I know he plays the right way, prepares the right way etc…

    But ANY athlete that is competitive and is blessed with a long and good career, those career milestones are tempting…

    Career milestones are obviously tougher than a one year record…

    It would be hard to be that competitive and play well for that long and then just up and quit when you were so close.

    I’m talking about MORE players than just Manning. This applies to all of them that begin reaching the very tops of categories…

    Most career TD passes

    Brett Favre 508
    Peyton 491

    He should get that one this year.

    Most career passing yards

    Brett Favre 71,838
    Peyton 64,964

    Two more seasons should get it.

    Most career wins as a QB

    Brett Favre 186
    Peyton 167
    Tom Brady 148

    2 seasons is riskier here as he’d need two 10 win seasons to get to 187 wins and nothing is guaranteed in the NFL.

    There is a decent chance he could get there in two seasons, but this one is riskier.

    Tom Brady is basically two seasons behind Peyton and they each missed one full season so they are square that way…

    Most career completions

    Favre 6300
    Peyton 5532

    tough to do in two years but doable. Just under 800 completions are needed and he has thrown for 400 completions or more in each of his last three seasons…

  11. htown995 says: Jun 1, 2014 7:32 PM

    He should retire if he dont win the super bowl next year

  12. dickjagger says: Jun 1, 2014 7:35 PM

    Yeah, and in 5 years I’m going to be flying to the moon! Seriously… How can you sit there and talk about Manning considering things so far down the line when he’s already old and carrying a serious injury. He’s had a great run, but like Favre before him, the leagues defensive players (along with father time) will decide the end of Peyton Manning. I would be very surprised to see him last two more seasons. He barely made it through last season with both ankle issues. I’m not hating, just saying the guys one good hit away from being done.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 1, 2014 7:35 PM

    To reassure everyone that he is still healthy enough for another three years, Peyton holds up three fingers for the photographer.

  14. donnymacjack says: Jun 1, 2014 7:44 PM

    I love the guy and think he’s not only been a damned good QB, but he’s also a great competitor and man.

    However, after watching so many wobbly-duck passes in the SB I think the nerve damage in his neck has hurt his arm strength a lot more than anyone has acknowledged. He just doesn’t have the strength to get the ball downfield and for that reason I think we may be seeing his last year in 2014.

    Too many teams are going to dare him to throw over them and without perfect protection…well we all saw what happens.

  15. aceakking says: Jun 1, 2014 8:05 PM

    I think I’ve had enough of Peyton Manning. I hope he retires and let someone new start.

  16. andyr2120 says: Jun 1, 2014 8:05 PM

    This will be his last year. I’m surprised he made it through the last couple of years, but his lucky streak will crash hard sooner or later. I just hope it isn’t an ugly injury scene.

  17. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 1, 2014 8:16 PM

    It seems sad but I think his career will end suddenly on the football field.

    He is going to play until there is a Joe Thiesman type career ending injury.

    He can’t just walk away.

  18. denver1983 says: Jun 1, 2014 8:22 PM

    He will retire a Bronco, and will play as long as he wants here

  19. charger383 says: Jun 1, 2014 8:28 PM

    enjoy watching him play

  20. crappygovernment says: Jun 1, 2014 8:33 PM

    What is the appeal of a big game loser who has no real message and looks like a big, stupid turtle, anyway?

  21. yesser12 says: Jun 1, 2014 8:34 PM

    Ugh more Pats vs Den prime time games.

  22. buckybadger says: Jun 1, 2014 8:40 PM

    He won’t last 3 more years. Denver had an easy schedule last year which is also why you saw 3 AFC West teams in the playoffs. Manning doesn’t have the arm anymore and you will teams sitting on all the short routes daring him to go deep. Denver doesn’t have a lot of speed and they will struggle a lot more this year.

  23. dickshotdogs says: Jun 1, 2014 9:10 PM

    Gimme Brady.

  24. bostonbadass says: Jun 1, 2014 9:11 PM

    Oh please play 3 more years …….
    I would love to see 3 more years of choking if he gets to the big one or he can just add a few more ONE & DONE’S To his already huge one & done resume. ..
    So please stick around we all love the entertainment. …

  25. wayneflores says: Jun 1, 2014 9:16 PM

    As long as he can sit in the pocket for 5 minutes and not be touched he can play out his contract. But Seahawks demonstrated what happens under pressure. Just an average QB then.
    Think other teams took note of this ?

  26. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Jun 1, 2014 9:38 PM

    wayneflores says:
    Jun 1, 2014 9:16 PM
    As long as he can sit in the pocket for 5 minutes and not be touched he can play out his contract. But Seahawks demonstrated what happens under pressure. Just an average QB then.
    Think other teams took note of this ?
    ———
    So what your saying is until the Super Bowl last year teams didn’t know that pressure affects QBs.

  27. raiderapologist says: Jun 1, 2014 9:43 PM

    Blanda, DeBerg, Moon, Testaverde, Flutie, and a few others, played into their 40s. Just not real well.

  28. scw1993 says: Jun 1, 2014 9:45 PM

    Manning is a personal awards, personal stats kind of player, always has been, always will be, and anyone who says he isn’t hasn’t been paying attention to his career. How can you choke away the biggest honor that his whole team could have shared and enjoyed and it wasn’t the first time. He gets more attention than ten TEAMS combined, yet can’t get through the first 12 seconds of the SB. He has a huge one and done history. I would take Brady, Rogers, Brees, Eli, or B Ben over him all day long. Proven team winners.

  29. eagles3333 says: Jun 1, 2014 10:17 PM

    Die hard Bronco fan, and hated Peyton as a Colt. That is until I had a chance to see him every day. He is the type if player, and as far as I can tell, person people can look up to. The longer he is in the league, the better. Plus, the Broncos are more than relevant. Remember what people said about Elway? Still time for Manning to write his legacy.

  30. wallabear says: Jun 1, 2014 10:46 PM

    Broncos 2014: 12-4, Division Final Loss; Broncos 2015: 13-3, Conference Final Loss; Broncos 2016: 14-2, Super Bowl Loss; Broncos 2017: the return of Timmy Tebow: 9-7, Super Bowl Win. Peyton Manning Retires (read: Good Riddance!) :-)

  31. mrneto72 says: Jun 1, 2014 10:47 PM

    Good, we don’t want the Donkeys winning anything. .just paper champs

  32. t500000t says: Jun 1, 2014 11:07 PM

    As great as he is, and Peyton Manning is one of the greatest, there is one team that wouldn’t mind three more years of him, and that is the Chargers. PM’s lifetime record against the Bolts isn’t that great, and I don’t expect it to get any better in 2014.

  33. blue18hutthutt says: Jun 1, 2014 11:22 PM

    I see the scum sucking Boston demographic is well represented in this thread

  34. seanx40 says: Jun 2, 2014 12:15 AM

    Did anyone actually watch that Super Bowl? He can’t throw more than 5 yrds down field anymore. He is also extremely gun shy. It wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t make it to the 3rd pre-season game.

  35. johnbennett18 says: Jun 2, 2014 12:48 AM

    Everyone said Peyton Manning won’t last. There wrong. BRET Farvre. You can’t compare Manning with him. Peyton is much better player. PEYTON MANNING IS AMAZING PLAYER. He will win a Super Bowl.

  36. johnbennett18 says: Jun 2, 2014 1:01 AM

    Am die hard Peyton Manning

  37. singisking says: Jun 2, 2014 2:45 AM

    In other words, 3 more rings!!

  38. tahnoonzee says: Jun 2, 2014 4:33 AM

    Favre > Peyton

  39. billybone says: Jun 2, 2014 4:39 AM

    Hey crappygovernment, you are part of the problem, not the solution and your username validates it.

    I’m a Seahawks fan and based on the results of the SB could easily rag on the guy as much or more then the next person. But Payton is an all time great, deserves his greatness, and accolades. Show some respect to a man that has been a model athlete and citizen. I hardly doubt you have accomplished 1/32 as much as Payton has in your life so stop being a dbag and show some class.

  40. tvjules says: Jun 2, 2014 7:23 AM

    He’ll go to the HOF as a Colt, and return to Indy’s front office.
    Enjoy every game he still has in him, because when he’s off the field, he will be missed.

  41. bullcharger says: Jun 2, 2014 7:25 AM

    Peyton is still great. The season he had last year was incredible. That said, his arm strength is a problem that some teams will be able to exploit this year and every team will be better at handling the bunch formations. I believe those points, plus suffering from a Super Bowl hangover will keep the Broncos out of the Super Bowl this year.

  42. mushin9 says: Jun 2, 2014 7:27 AM

    The mere thought of Peyton playing 3 more years is why Oak, KC and SD drafted Mack, Ford, and Attaochu. If you can’t beat him, chase him.

  43. bullcharger says: Jun 2, 2014 7:29 AM

    buckybadger says:
    Jun 1, 2014 8:40 PM
    He won’t last 3 more years. Denver had an easy schedule last year which is also why you saw 3 AFC West teams in the playoffs. Manning doesn’t have the arm anymore and you will teams sitting on all the short routes daring him to go deep. Denver doesn’t have a lot of speed and they will struggle a lot more this year.

    —————

    I agree for the most part, but Denver didn’t have that amazing season due to an easy schedule only. They smashed records. Sure, they were embarrassed in the Super Bowl, but their year was solid.

  44. bullcharger says: Jun 2, 2014 7:36 AM

    scw1993 says:
    Jun 1, 2014 9:45 PM
    Manning is a personal awards, personal stats kind of player, always has been, always will be, and anyone who says he isn’t hasn’t been paying attention to his career. How can you choke away the biggest honor that his whole team could have shared and enjoyed and it wasn’t the first time. He gets more attention than ten TEAMS combined, yet can’t get through the first 12 seconds of the SB. He has a huge one and done history. I would take Brady, Rogers, Brees, Eli, or B Ben over him all day long. Proven team winners.

    ————

    He’s made it to 4 AFC championship games 3 Super Bowls and won 1 Super Bowl. You don’t get there being an individual only. He’s a team guy and has been since the 2005 ended so poorly. That was when he changed.

  45. jmblosser82 says: Jun 2, 2014 8:38 AM

    Manning is the biggest baby in the league when things don’t go his way. The fumbled snap in the SB was not his fault, all on the center. Hate him on the field seems like a great guy off the field.

  46. johnbennett18 says: Jun 2, 2014 12:52 PM

    He is not cry baby. He is best player and also outside of football he is amazing guy. He is Role model for kids. He is going win a superbowl.

  47. johnbennett18 says: Jun 2, 2014 1:14 PM

    He is not a cry baby. Your mix up. That’s riverd chargers. Jumping up a down and crying at refs because he can’t read his snap

  48. johnbennett18 says: Jun 2, 2014 1:50 PM

    Ok we will see

  49. SBoy says: Jun 2, 2014 2:43 PM

    So long as he is healthy enough to play and can play for a team that can compete for a SB I don’t see him retiring…

    All football players are one hit away from being out of the game. Difference with an older player like Peyton is I don’t see him coming back if he had to miss another season due to injury where a younger player would.

    Since there are so many Favre comparisons, I’ll add that unless Denver drafts and Aaron Rogers type back-up, Manning will be welcome to stay in Denver as long into his forties if he is healthy.

  50. gowhitten says: Jun 2, 2014 9:51 PM

    How did the Super Bowl work out for Mr. MVP? They should take the award back after his pathetic performance.

  51. raiderhater719 says: Jun 3, 2014 9:59 PM

    Everyone talks bad about Mannings injury but its not slowing him down he’s better since the injury.. Just stop hating Denver will take it all this year!!

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