Colts say they reach agreement to re-sign Peyton Manning
July 30th, 2011
07:27 PM ET

Colts say they reach agreement to re-sign Peyton Manning

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.

soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Cesar

    $90 million? Guess our society has its priorities screwed up.

    July 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gamiyu

      Dude you need to chill, I'm sorry you don't have God giving Talent, to make as much money as Athletes..They make a living just like a middle class citizen...get a life and quit complaining (Get Yours)

      July 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • LT

      He could've held out for $110 mil, and he would have still been paid. He took less than his worth so the team could resign other players. Classy move. Too bad you don't see it.

      July 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crouching Tiger Hidden Communist

      There's the Cesar we all know and love. To be honest I don't care how much a CEO makes as long as they take care of the home team (America). It's the outsourcing quick money types I dislike. GM is a union company that kept it's workers here for the most part as did Ford and Chrysler.

      July 30, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Greg M

    Im tired of the socialist cry babies crying about the rich. Good for Peyton he deserves it.

    July 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      @ Greg, I wont argue that he deserves to be well paid, he is one of the league's top players but as far as his contract is concerned I disagree pro players are all WAY overpaid

      July 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • FBMarky

      Yeah. And he's really cute, too. Got any locker room photos of his little Pey-Pey?

      July 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    @Gamiyu & Greg: Who's your daddy?

    July 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Who's your daddy-LT

    July 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    I say tax that $90 million to the hilt and buy bombs. Then bomb Iran. Bomb Iran. Perfect spriral drop. Who's your daddy???

    July 30, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    To the next person: who's your daddy?

    July 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      your mom says Hi Cesar

      July 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Madame Royale

    You are, Cesar.
    You are.

    I'm tired of everyone bringing up political garbage in every single thread.
    I couldn't care less about Manning...I'm a Bears fan...
    DA BEARS!

    July 30, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      WOOOT! I <3 manning! Forever a colts fan!

      July 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dennis

    Way to help the team sign other stud players to help you get to the super bowl Mr. Multi-Millionaire. Seems like the goal is more about self than team

    July 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    $90 million to throw an air inflated piece of dead pig skin for 5 years. No where but America. May God forgive us.

    July 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Dennis: I have something to tell you.....I'm your daddy, son.

    July 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bb

    How are they overpaid? They generate billions in revenue for team owners and suffer horribly from years of being hit. He deserved more. Hes practically the Colts offensive coordinator too.

    July 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Darth Helmet

    @ Bd,thats the point exactly,its amazing how much the NFL and owners make off their star players.BTW..Im your FATHER... .

    July 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    Bb: They " generate billions?" Well, not without an offensive line to block. How would you like to be an offensive tackle, allow him to pass, and make a fraction of what HE makes. Hardly fair. Who's your daddy? I am son.

    July 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    @Darth Helmet: You say that the owners make a lot of money? True, but remember, they have MEGA expenses. Salaries, stadium upkeep, etc. I need to tell you something. I love you son, I'm your daddy. I'm proud of you too.

    July 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Greg M

    Waaa Waaa every body needs to be equal its not fair we need to punish success and reward laziness and jealousy!

    July 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
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