Quarterback Peyton Manning has agreed to a five-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts for $90 million, according to NFL Network.
Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay confirmed the terms of the deal on his Twitter account.
The deal allows the four-time MVP to report to training camp at Anderson University in central Indiana, the club said on its website.
However, due to surgery he had in May, Manning will start the year on the training camp's "Physically Unable to Perform" list, the Colts said. Manning currently is undergoing daily rehabilitation sessions with the Colt’s medical staff.
“Signing Peyton was a top priority for this organization and we are thrilled that the deal is complete,” Irsay said. “We feel that it is a salary cap friendly deal and it allows us more flexibility.”
Manning led the Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2006 over the Chicago Bears. In 13 seasons, he has earned 11 Pro Bowl selections and started all 208 career games, the most games to start a career at any position in NFL history, according to the Colts' website. He has completed 4,682 of 7,210 passes for 54,828 yards and 399 touchdowns. On his next touchdown pass, Manning will join Brett Favre and Dan Marino as the only players with 400 or more touchdown passes.
"Men in the trenches". Don't think that Greg can grasp that concept, Curious, but excellent point.
Yawn. I wont even be able to watch football this year, but I'm guessing Eagles Pats in Super Bowl as of now.
Did the company they special order his super jumbo helmets from sign on too? I heard they put his character in Goldeneye but took him out because he would constantly be shot in the head regardless of where you aimed.
The NFL and NFLPA can go stick it in the sand as far as I'm concerned with their obscene payrolls for spoiled athletes like Manning and 95% of them playing the game and for that matter ALL professional sports with Basketball, Baseball, and Hockey right up there with them in 'spoiled brats factor'.
No thanks I'll stick to the high school and college games before they are destroyed by the greed that's destroying America.
And they wonder why the taxpayers who pay for these spoiled rich kids stadiums can't afford to go to a game any more. $18 million a year is disgusting. No one is worth that.
Sure hope he doesn't have to foreclose on his home. How said he is only getting 90M. How is he expected to raise a family and feed his kids? I'm sure if he had gone after a job with his college degree he could have gotten two or three times what the Colts gave him. Why do we continually screw the players with low salaries and reward the fans with such low cost ticket and concession prices?
who's your daddy, and what does he do... i'm a detective u idiots...
he is a great athlete and i guess that is what the market bears as far a s salary is concerned. But just another indication that we have our priorities horribly wrong in this country. He plays a game. He hasnt cured cancer nor found the solutuion to urban blight
All that money and I'm not that good anymore. LOL
He'll be one of those. Still hanging around the locker rooms in 2018, charming some coach into one last ride.
@Huh: According to Forbes, in 2007 GM's CEO made an annual salary of $15.7 million. If that ain't excessive like Manning, I don't know what is. @Child Protective Services: Who's your daddy? @banasy: Ouch, you burn baby, burn.
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