Broncos need to cut Peyton Manning within 15 days

AP

Fifteen days ago, the Broncos won the Super Bowl with quarterback Peyton Manning. Within 15 days, the Broncos need to cut Peyton Manning.

Yes, the no-deadline deadline is fast approaching, lost within the last nine days of coverage and discussion regarding Peyton Manning’s past not his future.

If Manning is on the Broncos’ roster after the close of business on March 8, Manning’s $19 million salary for 2016 becomes fully guaranteed. Which means he won’t be on the roster after the close of business on March 8.

It’s possible Manning privately has let the Broncos know what he’ll be doing, with the two sides still figuring out how to handle the announcement that he’ll be retiring (or, as the case may be, that he’ll be released so that he can explore other opportunities). His only chance of remaining with the team would flow from taking a massive pay cut. Even then, the Broncos may not want him back.

Either way, the clock is ticking. Even if the Broncos have taken the official position that there’s no clock at all.

84 responses to “Broncos need to cut Peyton Manning within 15 days

  1. I know no one will remember him like this, but I would retire if I were him to avoid becoming the answer to a trivia question about quarterbacks cut right after winning a Super Bowl like Trent Dilfer was.

    It was clear this season he has nothing left. That defense was top 5 all time. The best games he put up were the last two, to be fair. But his regular season was… beyond bad.

    He has the records. He has 2 rings. He has plenty of money. His legacy is safe. He’s obviously a first ballot hall of famer. I don’t really see what he has left to get out of the NFL.

  2. Well, unfortunately, Jared Allen already took the best “riding off into the sunset” retirement video off the menu, so how will Peyton announce his??? Hmmmmmm…….

  3. Wow. What a fall from grace for Peyton.

    When was the last time the QB on a SB winning team cut that QB right after the SB? Talk about an admission that the Broncs won in spite of, not because of, Manning

    Now the HGH and sexual abuse allegations swirling gives Denver all the more reason to cut such a bad role model raising the question of whether ANY team wants him may make this an even more compelling story

    My guess is Peyton retires to avoid humiliation and suspension – but that he still makes $10 million endorsing Lipton Tea Bags

  4. Playing the drama queen role, he’s pitting FOX,CBS,NFLN against one another for a deal to downplay the sexual assault, HGH stories. Don’t expect answer until March 8.

  5. 15 days????????…….they need to cut him NOW!!…Peyton is selfish, taking his time knowing that Denver needs the money to keep some of their free agents including Osweiler…..CUT HIM NOW!!!!

  6. Manning won a SB in his final season but the only things people will remember is how awful he played, how he was outed as a major PED user and that he sexually assaulted a woman in college (alledgly).

    Bonds, Armstrong and Manning. PED guys who had off the field problems too. What a downfall.

  7. descendency
    Feb 22, 2016, 5:28 AM EST

    I know no one will remember him like this, but I would retire if I were him to avoid becoming the answer to a trivia question about quarterbacks cut right after winning a Super Bowl like Trent Dilfer was.

    It was clear this season he has nothing left. That defense was top 5 all time. The best games he put up were the last two, to be fair. But his regular season was… beyond bad.

    I will give you that one of his best games was the AFC Championship. He outplayed Brady that day but in the Super Bowl he was more of a liability than an asset. He got that 2nd ring strictly because of his defense which I think is kind of fitting since he spent most of his career putting up numbers while his defense was not always that great. It was kind of a role reversal.

  8. descendency | Feb 22, 2016, 5:28 AM EST
    That defense was top 5 all time.
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    That’s an extremely generous claim. I don’t even rank them top 10 of SB winners since 1985. Below is my top 10 for that:

    1. ’85 Bears
    2. ’00 Ravens
    3. ’02 Bucs
    4. ’92 Cowboys
    5. ’86 Giants
    6. ’08 Steelers
    7. ’13 Seahawks
    8. ’91 Redskins
    9. ’90 Giants
    10. ’96 Packers

    There are also numerous defense’s that did not go on to win the SB, during that same period (since ’85) that were definitely better than this team was.

    If you then start looking deeper than ’85 into the Steel Curtain, Purple people eaters and such this team would be lucky to even crack the Top 50.

  9. Would everyone quit worrying and leave PM alone you must have nothing better to do. The Broncos, PM, and Elway know what they are doing. I am tired of the 20 year stories, the pushing him out the door scenario let the guy live his life please!

  10. He may or may not have committed sexual assault back at Tennessee, therefor Goodell should place him on the exempt list today. Consider it a retirement bonus.

  11. Peyton is not leaving the NFL. He enjoys the limelight too much. And there is no way the Broncos are keeping him on.
    His options will be to become a color commentor or join another team that’s rebuilding and wants a mentor at quarterback for one year (he’s already shown he’s willing to play backup) or in some administrative capacity.
    But it sure isn’t the last we’ll see of him.

  12. Retirement is his only option at this point.

    What team would want to take on a distraction of that magnitude?
    Bordering on Manzielian headaches for any coach, Manning’s HGH use and sex offender status would dominate the headlines of any town coming into camp.
    Plus dragging around all of those asterisks every where he goes must be making getting around really difficult.
    Time for Peyton* to hang em up and join the legions of former athletes with zero broadcast talent to spew drivel for the next 15 years while no one watches them on TV

  13. His refirement statement will have 6 corporate sponsors, a ten minute pizza break, and end with a ceremonial Elway “mooning.”

  14. descendency says:
    Feb 22, 2016 5:28 AM
    I know no one will remember him like this, but I would retire if I were him to avoid becoming the answer to a trivia question about quarterbacks cut right after winning a Super Bowl like Trent Dilfer was.

    It was clear this season he has nothing left. That defense was top 5 all time. The best games he put up were the last two, to be fair. But his regular season was… beyond bad.

    He has the records. He has 2 rings. He has plenty of money. His legacy is safe. He’s obviously a first ballot hall of famer. I don’t really see what he has left to get out of the NFL.
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    He had a pretty good game against the Packers. Much better than in SB. Think he’d care more about the Trivia Q to –who has the most Passing Yards+TDs….as opposed to being likened to dilfer who was never a legitimately good QB anyway. The only thing he has left to get out of the NFL is about 21.5 million.

  15. $19 million – he is gone.
    Too bad he had this stuff from Tennesee resurface recently right at the end here. Oh well, he got a couple rings, down the road that is all most will remember.
    Brady will have his rings but most will remember him for how he got them via Ernie Adams fueled shenanigans.
    I wonder how many rings Peyton would have with all the weapons he had and someone in Indianapolis in an Ernie Adams role ?

  16. You know they will cut him now.
    We haven’t heard from Peyton or Daddy sense the fraud and face sitting came to light,but I can’t understand why the fans aren’t calling him a cheater and for his sexual harassment.
    Tom Brady was crucified for low air passive in footballs.
    Of these two people who do you think imbarassed the NFL the most?

  17. would love to see him go out on a high note.. but I just have a gut feeling that Peyton is going to try and play 1 more season because he refuses to see that he is done. All season long heand the Bronco’s blamed his poor play on ” injuries” and not the fact that he simply doesnt’ have it anymore.

  18. Peyton will never retire as long as any team is willing to pay him. This guy loves money! I don’t know what is worse; watching him play or watching his commercials. Hopefully these scandals will finally get him off the TV.

  19. My bet is on a hand-picked one-on-one interview to announce his retirement and not a full-blown press conference. Too many reporters means he can’t control the narrative.

  20. Manning and Denver almost certainly have a private understanding about timing. The fact is that he couldn’t even make an NFL roster at this point if his name was John Doe.

  21. He will retire because he knows if he doesn’t he will be suspended 4 games for PED use.
    What’s amazing is the lack of outrage reagarding his Dad’s remark regarding the trainer sleeping with black athletes! That to me is pretty racist & ignorant.

  22. realpatsfan says:
    Feb 22, 2016 8:32 AM
    You know they will cut him now.
    We haven’t heard from Peyton or Daddy sense the fraud and face sitting came to light,but I can’t understand why the fans aren’t calling him a cheater and for his sexual harassment.
    Tom Brady was crucified for low air passive in footballs.
    Of these two people who do you think imbarassed the NFL the most?
    —————-
    Brady. That was the only incident regarding both players that actually happened when said player was in the NFL.

  23. The Broncos got their one and done superbowl win so they NFL could carry Peyton Manning out on top. That will be all changing next year, the broncos will be lucky to win the division.

  24. Smart money has it that Manning will force Denver to cut him and cast Denver in an unfavorable light for kicking a first ballot HOF to the curb. Manning was none too happy when Denver requested his pay to be cut by $4M (since earned back) and his continued benching once his foot had recovered enough to play. Manning never forgets anything and will force Denver to play their hand. Elway will.

  25. jaxon51 says:
    Feb 22, 2016 8:23 AM
    $19 million – he is gone.
    Too bad he had this stuff from Tennesee resurface recently right at the end here. Oh well, he got a couple rings, down the road that is all most will remember.
    Brady will have his rings but most will remember him for how he got them via Ernie Adams fueled shenanigans.
    I wonder how many rings Peyton would have with all the weapons he had and someone in Indianapolis in an Ernie Adams role ?
    ========================================
    All of Manning’s one and dones had a bit to do with him just not being a great playoff performer.

  26. The only way Peyton does not retire is if his contract was guaranteed like in the NBA. No matter how rich you are, it’s tough in a non hypothetical situation to walk away from $20 million for one year.
    Since Denver can cut him just like that, it’s easier to walk away without second thoughts.

  27. Has anyone else wondered what position he and the trainer could’ve possibly been in prior to the alleged teabagging? “We’ll I was laying on my back giving him an upper hamstring massage while he straddled me” I’m not a sports trainer, but doesn’t this whole thing seem like a really oddly specific and difficult to perform maneuver to sexually harass someone?

  28. Brady. That was the only incident regarding both players that actually happened when said player was in the NFL.
    ================================
    Physics proves there was NO TAMPERING!!
    HGH delivery (wink, wink to his pregnant wife)occurred while Manning was in the NFL!
    Under Rogers new standard today Manning would not be able to play due to his sexual harassment history.!

  29. prov1x says:
    Feb 22, 2016 6:05 AM

    At least he didn’t murder someone.
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    That we know of. Yet.

  30. jaxon51 says:
    Feb 22, 2016 8:23 AM
    …..
    I wonder how many rings Peyton would have with all the weapons he had and someone in Indianapolis in an Ernie Adams role ?

    We know that the Colts won one Super Bowl during Peyton’s time in Indy when they were run by the Godfather of NFL Cheating and Rule Adjustments, Bill Polian, and his Consigliere Tony Dungy. Your question obviously is…

    Could those Colts teams have won more Super Bowls if they had relied on hard work and preparation as opposed to Peyton’s PEDs cheating, pumped in crowd noise, dome temperature shenanigans, and weekly rule changes to benefit their offense?

    We will never know the answer to your question.

  31. I think a fitting retirement video for Peyon is a shot of him saying Thank You then mooning the camera with a Henna Tattoo on his butt that reads. SHAWN KING Epic.

  32. babygaga19 says:
    Feb 22, 2016 9:31 AM
    Smart money has it that Manning will force Denver to cut him and cast Denver in an unfavorable light for kicking a first ballot HOF to the curb.
    _____________________

    Appearance is everything to Payaton, retiring allows him to control the narrative as well as the time and place of it. By choosing retirement he rides off a winner. If he gets cut the lasting impression is they won in spite of him not because of him.

  33. cut him?!? the guy’s a rapist and a roid rager, we need to find him and string him up before he hurts more people. it’s a matter of public safety! if the patriots lost a first round pick and $1 million, pay-a-ton deserves the death penalty!!

  34. He’ll retire and the story from college will go away. HGH maybe not, but even if he did it I don’t think it matters much. He is certainly far gone alone. He was still great.

  35. Don’t forget Kurt Warner!
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    denverdave3 says:
    Feb 22, 2016 8:19 AM

    He may become the first player to make the Ring of Fame in two Stadiums.

  36. Manning belongs in jail for felony sexual assault and HGH trafficking. Why is the court system biased? Did Archie threaten them too?

  37. The broncos are not that good. They faced the right teams at the right time and won the super bowl. That’s factual, but they are not the best team in the NFL. The Chiefs are way better. They just had too many injuries. We’ll probably sweep Denver next year.

  38. Manning played better the Elway did when Elway won his first super bowl. Manning played better that roethlisberger won his first super bowl.

    Everyone keeps saying he played bad in the super bowl. He knew what his role was, he was a game manager. He made one mistake which the DE made a great INT. He was able to get them in field goal range multiple times and they had enough points to win.

    He played much better than Newton did.

  39. Manning should retire, and I’m disappointed he hasn’t announced his retirement already.

    If he wants to get cut, and go to another team, that doesn’t have the Broncos defense, and Emmanual Sanders and Demarius Thomas (who had an off year), then he’s tarnishing his legacy. Whats he going to add to another team? His skills have greatly deteriorated. He’ll perform worse than last year.

    Retire already, you have your 2 rings.

  40. The broncos are not that good. They faced the right teams at the right time and won the super bowl. That’s factual, but they are not the best team in the NFL. The Chiefs are way better. They just had too many injuries. We’ll probably sweep Denver next year

    —————-

    ORLY?

    *pets lombardi trophy*

  41. If I had to choose between having an affair with Brady or Manning, I would choose Brady……. because he’s better at hiding things.

  42. royallycheefy says:
    Feb 22, 2016 11:04 AM

    The broncos are not that good. They faced the right teams at the right time and won the super bowl. That’s factual, but they are not the best team in the NFL. The Chiefs are way better. They just had too many injuries. We’ll probably sweep Denver next year.
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    Funniest post today!

  43. We need an investigation into whether or not Tammy and lebron share the same hair plug specialist. The similarities are too striking

  44. superpatriotsfan says:
    Feb 22, 2016 10:26 AM

    Look at all of these Pats trolls accusing him of any wrongdoing without any evidence.
    —————————-

    I don’t know what you have been reading, but there is plenty of evidence.

    And it isn’t made up evidence, like that which was used by the NFL against Tom Brady.

  45. All of these pats fans trashing Peyton do HGH when their hypocrite hero David Ortiz and the PED Sox were all juiced up during those asterisk world series and the ey all went on the defensive for those juiced up cheaters, yet they call out Manning, oH the irony and hypocrisy

  46. pastabelly says:
    Feb 22, 2016 9:45 AM
    jaxon51 says:
    Feb 22, 2016 8:23 AM
    $19 million – he is gone.
    Too bad he had this stuff from Tennesee resurface recently right at the end here. Oh well, he got a couple rings, down the road that is all most will remember.
    Brady will have his rings but most will remember him for how he got them via Ernie Adams fueled shenanigans.
    I wonder how many rings Peyton would have with all the weapons he had and someone in Indianapolis in an Ernie Adams role ?
    ========================================
    All of Manning’s one and dones had a bit to do with him just not being a great playoff performer.
    __________________________________

    You mean like the time Jim Caldwell called a timeout FOR the Jets that allowed them to win the game?

    Or the time Rahim Moore didn’t play the proper depth on coverage and got beat over the top by Jump Ball Joe?

  47. I hope Houston does not take him. The incident in college is bad. How he acted after the fact was far worse.

  48. The chances of Peyton taking a pay cut are about the same as him winning another superbowl…slim to none. Retire before more of your past settlements/pay offs come to light. Lol….”golden boy”

  49. phreakin says:Feb 22, 2016 7:07 AM

    Manning announces his retirement with a Bud Lime in one hand and a slice of Papa John’s in the other.

    —–

    And since he’s in Colorado, a joint in his mouth?

  50. denverdave3 says:

    He may become the first player to make the Ring of Fame in two Stadiums.
    —————————————————————
    Sorry, Peyton won’t be the first.
    Marshall Faulk – Rams (2011) and Colts (2013)
    Eric Dickerson – Rams (2001) Colts (2013)

    Kurt Warner may be next with Cardinals (done) & Rams (pending).

  51. denverdave3 says:

    He may become the first player to make the Ring of Fame in two Stadiums.
    —————————————————————
    Sorry, Peyton won’t be the first.
    Marshall Faulk – Rams (2011) and Colts (2013)
    Eric Dickerson – Rams (2001) Colts (2013)
    Sam Huff – Giants (2010) and Redskins

  52. One thing that most of you (and you all know who you are!) are forgetting is that he has already told the Broncos (Elway) what he is planning on doing and they are already making their plans! Man, it is really hard to converse with people that don’t understand that we are the LAST to get the news, not the first!!! SMH!!!!

  53. You had a great career and you got 2 SB rings, so go away already. You’ve turned into such a drama queen and really Peyton, your past is starting to creep up on you, so go away already.

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