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Peyton Manning’s new deal has a no-trade clause

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When Peyton Manning gave the Broncos $4 million in base salary for 2015, he got something in return.  And not just the ability to earn the $4 million back.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Manning’s new contract contains a no-trade clause.  Which means that the Broncos (duh) can’t trade him.

Which likewise means Peyton Manning didn’t want to leave Denver.  It’s well established that Peyton Manning abhors change.  Even though plenty has changed in Denver, he’s still in the same city, same stadium, same locker room.  And he’ll surely be running the same offense, despite the arrival of coach Gary Kubiak, who has a different system.

Even without a no-trade clause, it’s unlikely that any team would trade for Peyton Manning if he didn’t want to play for that team.  Still, Peyton asked for and received a commitment that the Broncos won’t, and can’t, ship him to another city, in 2015.

According to the Broncos, the no-trade clause applies only to 2015.  So, in theory, he could be traded in 2016.

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  1. stamm321 says: Mar 14, 2015 12:24 PM

    Duck Duck Manning wont play out the season. The sun has set on his regular season HOF career.

  2. audge86 says: Mar 14, 2015 12:28 PM

    Makes sense. Every player prefers to pick their next team

  3. thefatlazygamer says: Mar 14, 2015 12:29 PM

    Like anyone would trade for an old broken down man chasing past glory one more time….

    oh wait, the Jets did that before.

  4. crappygovernment says: Mar 14, 2015 12:37 PM

    The Tebow curse will claim Peyton in 2015 as he is carted off the field to Tebow chants! ‘Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!’

  5. mrtevytev says: Mar 14, 2015 12:41 PM

    Only place he’d be traded to in 2016 is a retirement home.

  6. ryann252013 says: Mar 14, 2015 12:51 PM

    @fatlazygamer

    You’re most likely a Patriots fan.

    Revis is gonna be good for at least three years maybe even more barring injury and his big guarantees are in the first two years of his contract.

    But I thought you were gonna lock up Browner, McCourty , and Revis on hometown discounts and then lock up everyone else on the market for more discounts to play for the “genius” and Brady and go on to win more super bowls thus completing “the best dynasty of all time, with the best Coach and QB of all time”

    You all like to toot your own horn after winning and then wonder why everyone hates New England once you guys lose.

  7. jeverd says: Mar 14, 2015 12:52 PM

    Who would want him?

  8. 6ball says: Mar 14, 2015 12:52 PM

    Peyton is like that lonely, shriveled up , dried out hot dog you see spinning on the roller grill in a rural convenience store at 10 to midnight.
    .

  9. nfloracle says: Mar 14, 2015 12:55 PM

    Trade him to Papa John in 2016 for 10% of 2017’s pizza gross sales.

  10. youaresodumb says: Mar 14, 2015 12:55 PM

    Why so many of you read every manning article just to post nonsensical criticism of him I will never understand.
    maybe you could be good at this if you knew anything about football.
    But alas, your cheeto fingers comtinue to type about something you haven’t the slightest knowledge. But it makes sense, you probably look like the fat bald hairy troll that you are. So good luck being jealous [insert crappy cold weather city] fans who will never draft/trade for a passable qb ever.

  11. mrlaloosh says: Mar 14, 2015 12:57 PM

    6ball, that made me laugh. You’re right.

  12. commenter says: Mar 14, 2015 1:00 PM

    I wonder how much the Browns would be willing to pay to have Manning for a year or two, just to have a real QB for even a moment. They would probably destroy his career…

  13. scw1993 says: Mar 14, 2015 1:03 PM

    He has hamstrung two teams with his ridiculous salary demands for almost 20 years, and teams are stupid enough to pay. Keeps padding his stats, and choking in the playoffs. Maybe he should win something before he starts making demands.

  14. aquibtoleavedarrelleleaveus says: Mar 14, 2015 1:12 PM

    6-0 against the AFC West, again

  15. elrock7 says: Mar 14, 2015 1:21 PM

    not even paid top 6 QB money

  16. seasontix136 says: Mar 14, 2015 1:40 PM

    @ryann252013 I didn’t realize the Patriots had lost a GAME recently. Because it’s about winning games. And I am a Dolphins fan BTW.

  17. nfl123 says: Mar 14, 2015 1:40 PM

    Broncos made the right choice not signing TE Thomas. Manning can’t win the super bowl, but elway understood there was no option for a new qb this year, so might as well put him out there; they’ll win 10 games, wild card team. Then they’ll get a new qb for next year.

  18. nfl123 says: Mar 14, 2015 1:50 PM

    Manning is still good. And if he’d had Belichick he’d have been better in big games.

  19. cityclub13 says: Mar 14, 2015 1:51 PM

    With a year or two left in the tank and being a playoff choke master, why would anyone want him? I don’t think there is a team out there that is a QB away from a title.

  20. skooter519 says: Mar 14, 2015 1:58 PM

    I doubt if he will be around in 2016, he’s only playing this year to get Brett Farves passing records. Then he can break his own one and done record in the playoffs if they even get there.

  21. harryglyphics says: Mar 14, 2015 2:02 PM

    Peyton Manning is the Tom Hanks of football:

    He doesn’t win the Oscar EVERY year but it’s still always a great
    a great ride.

  22. mammothfan says: Mar 14, 2015 2:05 PM

    I hope he goes out as a champion but realistically it’s probably not going to happen. Hopefully the rebuilding won’t be as painful as the raiders has been!

  23. heelergirl says: Mar 14, 2015 2:15 PM

    All of you constantly cutting Peyton down only wish your team had as good a QB as he has been & will continue to be

  24. heelergirl says: Mar 14, 2015 2:18 PM

    Also in case you didn’t know it takes more than one player to win games
    Grow up!

  25. willycents says: Mar 14, 2015 2:25 PM

    “Manning is still good. And if he’d had Belichick he’d have been better in big games.”

    and tapes of the other teams signals and deflated balls and who knows what else Belichek has

  26. sportsguy3434 says: Mar 14, 2015 2:34 PM

    Interesting because at one time he would NEVER restructure his contracts the way others would do.

  27. RE LEE says: Mar 14, 2015 2:40 PM

    Trade Peyton for whom? Broncos will not get a better QB than Peyton but other teams will grab the chance to get Peyton. He was hurt the last few games. Even hurt he’s still better than other healthy QB’s. People hate teams but once the hated teams’ players become available you read comments about the haters team is a good home for them. Case in point, the Patriots. Haters love the Pats when Pats players become available. Same with Peyton. Denigrate him till he becomes available for grab then the tune changes. Peyton is a great player and am glad he’s back. He’ll strive for excellence. It’s electric when he and Brady face each other. The oldies but goldies.

  28. rjpats says: Mar 14, 2015 2:42 PM

    ryann252013 | Mar 14, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT
    @fatlazygamer

    You’re most likely a Patriots fan.

    Revis is gonna be good for at least three years maybe even more barring injury and his big guarantees are in the first two years of his contract.

    ———–
    Pretty sure he meant favre…but considering the average jets fan is a senile old man who thinks it’s still the 60s, I’ll let it slide.

  29. scw1993 says: Mar 14, 2015 3:18 PM

    harryglyphics says: Mar 14, 2015 2:02 PM

    Peyton Manning is the Tom Hanks of football:

    He doesn’t win the Oscar EVERY year but it’s still always a great
    a great ride.
    ———————————————
    Must be a load of fun for his teammates when they have to practice a pre-scripted dance, and fake game of take away when he breaks a random record…for himself.

  30. ikeclanton says: Mar 14, 2015 4:45 PM

    Belichick must be a magician! No one seems to ever really know what mesmerizing tricks he has up his sleeve! He’s a shape-shifter!

    The only truth to any of these things of course is….he’–now and forever–in your head.

  31. bigdinla says: Mar 14, 2015 5:08 PM

    Unless he decides to watch his no trade clause. The can’t trade him without his permission.

  32. babygaga19 says: Mar 14, 2015 5:36 PM

    To all the Peyton haters:

    179 career wins (2nd all time);
    24 Playoff Games (11-13);
    3 Superbowls (1-2);
    14 Pro Bowls;
    7 First Team All Pro;
    5 NFL MVP’s;
    97.5 Career QB Rating;
    101.5 QB Rating for 2014 Season (age 38);
    69,691 Career Passing yards;
    530 Career Touch Downs……………………..

    Should I continue?

    So tell me, how is your QB doing?

  33. statsjunkie2789 says: Mar 14, 2015 6:37 PM

    39 TDs last year. Brady threw 33. Both solid numbers. Especially for guys that are “past their primes.” Favre only wishes he could’ve read a defense at 38 the way Manning can.

  34. alabamahebrew says: Mar 14, 2015 6:48 PM

    OK so for all those who keep saying Manning is old and washed up, get a friggin clue will ya? Due to an injury his last 4 games he was subpar and you morons think that makes him washed up? For those New England fans who laugh at Mannings age and think Brady is better – how about we let the stats speak and not you?

    QB 18 Manning, Peyton ACT TDS 39 INT 15 YDS 4,727 RTG 101.5 DEN

    QB 12 Brady, Tom ACT TDS 33 INT 9 YDS 4,109 RTG 97.4 NE

    WOW – peyton has a 101.5 rating and Brady has a 97.4 – remember, that’s with peyton playing hurt 25% of the season….

  35. jln50 says: Mar 14, 2015 6:53 PM

    Whats with all the “who’d want him?” comments?
    If you follow the NFL at all, then you’d know that there are plenty of teams who’d want him; the Browns and my Bears immediately spring to mind. Unless you have a Brady, Brees, Rodgers or Luck as your QB, of course you’d want him!
    It seems some of you post just to see your screen name on the internet because you certainly don’t know much about football.
    As a Bears fan who lives about 50 mi from Indy, I’ve always been a Manning fan – I’m a fan of the game so someone like Manning is fun for me to watch. And honestly, I was kinda hoping he’d retire after last season as he was looking tired at the end of the season and he has what Marino – a great QB never got – a SB ring. I’m sure if I was a Pats fan or a Colts/Broncos hater, I’d jump on the “he only has one ring” bandwagon, though I like to think my football IQ is higher than that. It’s been said before – Brady wouldn’t have all of those rings if he had played for the Colts and Broncos. He might not even have one. It’s a silly discussion though because it can be answered or proven either way.
    So at this point, I have to hope that he knows exactly what he has left in the tank and that he’s not going to pull a Favre. Don’t get me wrong, even as a Bears fan I like Favre as a football player – the dude was an awesome QB and fun to watch (except twice a year) but man, he embarrassed himself and the cheeseheads.
    And come on, all you talking smack about Manning, if you’re a true fan tell me that you won’t do everything in your power to ensure that you can watch a Brady – Manning showdown this season.
    I think most people who love the game would agree that he has enough class to walk away when it’s time. He certainly doesn’t need the money (a quarter of a billion in earnings – not countin income from the Papa John’s franchises he owns)
    Eh, here’s to an awesome 2015 NFL season!! (hopefully with less off-field drama than last year)

  36. musicamilehigh says: Mar 14, 2015 9:04 PM

    babygaga19 says:
    Mar 14, 2015 5:36 PM
    To all the Peyton haters:

    179 career wins (2nd all time);
    24 Playoff Games (11-13);
    3 Superbowls (1-2);
    14 Pro Bowls;
    7 First Team All Pro;
    5 NFL MVP’s;
    97.5 Career QB Rating;
    101.5 QB Rating for 2014 Season (age 38);
    69,691 Career Passing yards;
    530 Career Touch Downs……………………..

    Should I continue?

    So tell me, how is your QB doing?
    ___________________________________

    My QB just won his 2nd MVP this year, has the best QB rating of all QBs spanning his entire career, played in the Championship game this year, has already matched Manning in rings, and is favored to go back to the Superbowl again this year.

    Manning is overrated. Stats don’t tell the whole story. The year he put up those amazing numbers he played a season of the worst teams in the NFL. The Broncos organization is a joke right now. Getting rid of a coach who wins you 4 division titles and makes Tim Tebow look like a decent option should have deserved to keep his job. Manning should just retire instead of trying to break all of Favres records.

  37. musicamilehigh says: Mar 14, 2015 9:09 PM

    I’ve watched the Brady Manning showdown a bunch of times already. Brady seems to win that one more often. I’m more excited about a Rodgers Manning showdown. I can’t wait until the Packers destroy the Broncos this year.

  38. statsjunkie2789 says: Mar 14, 2015 10:09 PM

    “Manning is overrated. Stats don’t tell the whole story. The year he put up those amazing numbers he played a season of the worst teams in the NFL. The Broncos organization is a joke right now. Getting rid of a coach who wins you 4 division titles and makes Tim Tebow look like a decent option should have deserved to keep his job. Manning should just retire instead of trying to break all of Favres records.”

    ————————————————————-

    Dude, stats do tell quite the story. As you’ve attested to in your reference to Rodgers, who is without a doubt a great qb. I mean, that’s how i measure individual players in a team sport. By their stats. That’s why people draft certain players in fantasy. Because of their stats. Peyton’s thrown 131 regular season TDs the last three years against Brady’s 92 and Rodgers’ 94. And he’s older than them.

  39. pftgotmefired says: Mar 15, 2015 1:32 AM

    musicamilehigh says: Mar 14, 2015 9:09 PM

    I’ve watched the Brady Manning showdown a bunch of times already. Brady seems to win that one more often. I’m more excited about a Rodgers Manning showdown. I can’t wait until the Packers destroy the Broncos this year.

    ————————————————————-

    The Packers will not destroy anything with that Defense. Russell Wilson > Aaron Rodgers. And I’m not even a Seagull fan.

  40. dmitchell624 says: Mar 15, 2015 5:03 PM

    mammothfan says:
    Mar 14, 2015 2:05 PM
    I hope he goes out as a champion but realistically it’s probably not going to happen. Hopefully the rebuilding won’t be as painful as the raiders has been!

    Wait the Raiders have started rebuilding? Not from what i have seen.

  41. rickhall2015 says: Mar 16, 2015 2:32 PM

    I am a Browns fan. We don’t want Peyton. We would rather have John Elway. He is in better shape.

  42. lookatthewhiner says: Mar 26, 2015 6:38 PM

    Isn’t it easy to sit back and criticize someone who has gone out and started every game (except for his surgery year), played with enthusiasm, been a role model for kids, made the teams he has been on better than they would have been without him and has the respect of the players around him! Do you think for one moment you could step in and perform to Peyton’s level? Are we so obsessed with who is the greatest that we cannot take the time to appreciate the fact that we are seeing several of the greatest quaterbacks of all time playing now? Peyton has played at an extremely high level for a very long time! Tom Brady is a great quarterback and has 4 superbowl rings to his credit. But in head to head Superbowl contest against Eli Manning he is 0 for 2. Does that mean that Eli is a greater quarterback than Tom Brady? There is no reason to put down any of these great quarterbacks because we are all winners for getting to see them playing at incredible levels. Drew Brees has put together a fabulous career in New Orleans and has given the community a reason to be proud of their team. Aaron Rodgers has shown tremendous poise in replacing a legend (Brett Favre) and is on course to becomming one himself. You will do as you please but, I will take the time to enjoy the talent of all the great quarterbacks.

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