Peyton, Eli Manning exit the NFL with $500 million in career earnings combined

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As noted over the weekend, when Eli Manning had yet to retire but all signs were clearly pointing in that direction, Eli has earned $252.3 million, more than any other player in league history. The cited article from Paul Schwartz of the New York Post explains that Eli’s brother, Peyton, has earned $247.8 million, currently second on the all-time list.

That’s a combined total of $500.1 million. Half a billion. Yes, that’s before taxes. But it doesn’t reflect the money they’ve made away from football, with Peyton still making plenty for endorsements nearly four years after his own retirement.

So the question for Eli will become what it’s been for Peyton since he walked away: What’s next? Considering how much money they’ve earned, it’s hard not to think they’ll eventually try to buy a team.

Whatever they’ve earned together over the past 20 years, they likely fall far short of having the kind of cash and holdings necessary to purchase majority interest in an NFL franchise. The majority owner needs to be able to write a check for a significant percentage of the purchase price, and the majority owner needs to have the money to finance the operations.

The more likely scenario continues to be Peyton (possibly with Eli) becoming a minority owner and having an active role in the management of the team, with the majority owner staying in the background and letting Peyton basically run the show.

27 responses to “Peyton, Eli Manning exit the NFL with $500 million in career earnings combined

  1. They both also exited the league with two investigations that were tucked under the rug: Eli selling fake memorabilia and Peyton Manning’s human growth hormone cases. Let’s just call a spade a spade.

  2. Peyton, Eli Manning career earnings of $500 million. It’s a combined $500,035,000 if you include Cooper’s earnings.

  3. I don’t think Eli was ever a flashy guy/big spender so if he watched his chicken he might be able to make this happen. He should get friendly with Jeff Bezos who is the most likely next NFL owner at this point.

  4. We all know that sports salaries as well as other celebrity salaries are absurd. Fans know it all too well because we — ultimately — foot the bill.
    I am not a Giants fan but I want to wish Eli Manning well in his retirement. He and his brother brought class to the NFL as well as talent and they will both be missed now that Eli is retiring.
    They are old school players in that they didn’t need to pound their chests or talk trash as many of these younger players do now (see the no-talent Baker Mayfield, for instance).
    Thanks for the memories, Eli.

  5. mypftcommentingaccount says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm
    They also exit with 4 rings between the two of them vs. the GOAT with 6.
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    Depends on how much those rings are worth. The article indicates that Eli has made more $ than Brady, and Brady’s six rings have asterisks instead of gemstones, so they aren’t worth a lot.

  6. mypftcommentingaccount says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm
    They also exit with 4 rings between the two of them vs. the GOAT with 6.
    +++
    Pats fans never cease to amaze. Always interjecting with Patriot items when an article has nothing to do with them.

    The most insecure fan base out there!

  7. johnwaldron8 says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:38 pm
    Yet Eli still felt the need to sell fake memorabilia. Sad.
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    Where did you learn to express yourself? Trump University?

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    Depends on how much those rings are worth. The article indicates that Eli has made more $ than Brady, and Brady’s six rings have asterisks instead of gemstones, so they aren’t worth a lot.

    Christ!

    Can you say “trying too hard “

  9. Wasn’t there talk a couple years ago about Jimmy Haslam recruiting Peyton for a Browns executive role? Might be a good fit for him and/or Eli. I doubt they could do worse managing the team than Haslam has.

  10. hedleykow says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    mypftcommentingaccount says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    They also exit with 4 rings between the two of them vs. the GOAT with 6.

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    Depends on how much those rings are worth. The article indicates that Eli has made more $ than Brady, and Brady’s six rings have asterisks instead of gemstones, so they aren’t worth a lot.

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    Brady took less money so that Belichick could sign more talented players. In comparison, it goes to show how much more selfish the Manning brothers are. I don’t see any asterisks anywhere. However, I see that Brady won a ring against the same defense that Peyton choked against in Super Bowl XLVIII. Peyton even attacked kicker Mike Vanderjagt after a playoff loss. At least Eli didn’t go out of his way to get a former trainer fired from Florida Southern College. Some of this stuff Peyton never wanted the public to know.

  11. Flash1211 says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:55 pm
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    Christ!
    Can you say “trying too hard “
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    I don’t see any reason to bring Christ into it. Football is a silly game. Christ has more pressing issues than monitoring sports blogs.

  12. hedleykow says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Depends on how much those rings are worth. The article indicates that Eli has made more $ than Brady, and Brady’s six rings have asterisks instead of gemstones, so they aren’t worth a lot.
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    We know one of those rings has 283 diamonds in it, and it is owned by the GOAT. All the money Eli earned can’t get him that!

  13. Thanks for the memories of looking like a toddler who just let go of a balloon after every single incompletion/interception thrown from 2004-2019.

  14. And they both earned every penny of it after having to deal with the Colts and Giants front offices treating them badly!

  15. mypftcommentingaccount says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm
    They also exit with 4 rings between the two of them vs. the GOAT with 6.

    …and two came form beating the GOAT! HAHAHAHAHAHA

  16. FootballSeasonRules says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:57 pm
    hedleykow says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    mypftcommentingaccount says:
    January 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    They also exit with 4 rings between the two of them vs. the GOAT with 6.

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    Depends on how much those rings are worth. The article indicates that Eli has made more $ than Brady, and Brady’s six rings have asterisks instead of gemstones, so they aren’t worth a lot.

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    Brady took less money so that Belichick could sign more talented players. In comparison, it goes to show how much more selfish the Manning brothers are. I don’t see any asterisks anywhere. However, I see that Brady won a ring against the same defense that Peyton choked against in Super Bowl XLVIII. Peyton even attacked kicker Mike Vanderjagt after a playoff loss. At least Eli didn’t go out of his way to get a former trainer fired from Florida Southern College. Some of this stuff Peyton never wanted the public to know.

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    Selfish??? I don’t recall Payton or Eli being accused of cheating… Talk about selfish!

  17. Selfish??? I don’t recall Payton or Eli being accused of cheating… Talk about selfish!
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    You’ve got to be kidding! HGH and fake game worn jerseys aren’t something you recall, LOL!

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