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Peyton Manning gets $2 million bonus for winning the Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images

As it turned out, Peyton Manning didn’t take a pay cut this season.

Although the Broncos got Manning to agree to reduce his base salary for the 2015 season from $19 million to $15 million, Manning got the Broncos to include two significant bonuses: $2 million for reaching the Super Bowl, and $2 million for winning the Super Bowl.

Manning earned the first bonus two weeks ago and the second bonus tonight, and as a result he still gets paid $19 million for the 2015 season.

The 2016 season is the final year on the five-year contract Manning signed with the Broncos as a free agent in 2012. Manning is due $19 million for 2016, although it’s unlikely that he will see any of that money, as Manning is expected to retire.

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28 Responses to “Peyton Manning gets $2 million bonus for winning the Super Bowl”
  1. ariani1985 says: Feb 7, 2016 11:04 PM

    But, but, but, but packer fans were saying they are going to win the super bowl this year!

  2. alan226 says: Feb 7, 2016 11:05 PM

    What a great performance for a 2 million dollar bonus….

  3. intrafinesse says: Feb 7, 2016 11:06 PM

    I guess the Broncos are satisfied with the result 😉

  4. ibelievebrady says: Feb 7, 2016 11:07 PM

    That will be going to Charlie Sly. There is a reason back in Dec Charlie wouldn’t talk to OTL until he had permission from Peyton’s attorneys.

  5. intrafinesse says: Feb 7, 2016 11:07 PM

    Peyton needs to retire, just ride off into the sunset.

    Kind of nice to see Cam exposed as a non-leader.
    He was rattled and looked miffed.
    He needs to mature more to be a super star when it maters.

  6. theseekeroffun says: Feb 7, 2016 11:07 PM

    A big congratulations to D. Ware!

    A long time Cowboys fan!

  7. tim2200 says: Feb 7, 2016 11:07 PM

    Should take the 2 mill and divide it up among the D-line.
    Peyton did nothing to win the Super Bowl.
    In fact he was the reason the game remained fairly close.

  8. sackdance says: Feb 7, 2016 11:09 PM

    All season long, talking smack with so many fans from every different team… I’ll never forget this moment 😋

  9. nothingman says: Feb 7, 2016 11:12 PM

    No wonder he was so emotional

  10. joewilliesshnoz says: Feb 7, 2016 11:16 PM

    You bet he does !

  11. jimbo75025 says: Feb 7, 2016 11:18 PM

    Cams post game conference was almost marshawn lynch style.

    Easy to dab and act a fool until you get hit in the mouth I guess.

  12. bills99 says: Feb 7, 2016 11:21 PM

    Congratulations Peyton.

    Cam, keep show boating.

    Go Bills!

  13. imodan says: Feb 7, 2016 11:22 PM

    I wonder how Papa John got down on the field so fast? I know it’s coming, just wait. “Peyton Manning, you just won the Super Bowl. What are you going to do?! I’m going to Papa Johns!”

  14. wkheathjr says: Feb 7, 2016 11:24 PM

    Dont You Dare To Write A Movie Script About Peyton Manning Winning The Super Bowl 50 And Rode Off The Sunset! He sucked as bad as Cam Newton but way worse! I’m just glad he is able to feel better at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner not having to hear from his little brother he only have one ring. Now he have two just like his younger brother.. It would be wise to retire and that is a great way to go out knowing the last game you won was at the Super Bowl.

  15. bassplucker says: Feb 7, 2016 11:24 PM

    Whew. For a minute there I was worried about his financial security.

  16. terrier92 says: Feb 7, 2016 11:24 PM

    Congratulations Denver
    Your earned it . Enjoy it
    Pats fan here

  17. truthfactory says: Feb 7, 2016 11:24 PM

    So according to fans… When Tom Brady and Ben Rothlesburger win SB’s throwing for 140 yards and carried by defenses… They’re still “clutch” QB’s… When Peyton Manning does it, he’s a bum.

    TEAMS win championships. It’s proven every year. This year, Peyton was carried by a great team. Seems fitting as for most of his career he was carrying bad teams to the playoffs. Bout time the favor was returned.

    Manning:

    4 Superbowls appearances
    2 Championships
    Winning playoff record
    3-2 vs Brady in Playoffs (3-1 in AFC Championship games)
    Owns almost all QB passing records

    Heck of a career… Congrats to #18

  18. fineswisswatches says: Feb 7, 2016 11:28 PM

    Interesting what a team can do with a very good physical defense, a decent running attack and a old average at best QB!

  19. fineswisswatches says: Feb 7, 2016 11:28 PM

    Interesting what a team can do with a very good physical defense, a decent running attack and a old average at best QB! The Patriots could learn a thing or two from that,

  20. syrinx35 says: Feb 7, 2016 11:33 PM

    Of course Peyton is no longer in his prime and this game was won by the defense, but it was still cool to see him win.

    And it was even better to see Cam lose….

  21. magnumpimustache says: Feb 7, 2016 11:33 PM

    The best team won. Congratulations enjoy it.

    – Pats nation

  22. drewzducks says: Feb 7, 2016 11:36 PM

    Just think how many more leg breakers he can hire to harass and intimidate Sly and the Family Stone.

  23. sportsguy3434 says: Feb 7, 2016 11:39 PM

    So how much did he get for the Budwiser endorsements for the interviews?

  24. rgorr44 says: Feb 7, 2016 11:44 PM

    The 2 mill really should h be divided up and given to that Defense. Can’t win a superbowl without a really good D and the Broncos definitely have that.

  25. rootpain says: Feb 7, 2016 11:56 PM

    sackdance says:
    Feb 7, 2016 11:09 PM
    All season long, talking smack with so many fans from every different team… I’ll never forget this moment
    ≠≠=================================
    This was a season you are going to cherish forever? Really? That’s really sad right there.

  26. jordiway73 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:28 AM

    How much did he get for saying Budwiser?

  27. cross300 says: Feb 8, 2016 5:43 AM

    The easiest 2 million ever earned. He did nothing all game.

  28. jjackwagon says: Feb 8, 2016 9:14 AM

    Proof that game managers can win the SB when they have a good defense.

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