Originally posted by BrianGO:
Option A: Money
Option B: Family
Option C: Super Bowl
What does Manning choose?
I wouldn't have thought less of him if he went with the Titans, but now this man is garbage. A conservative estimate for what he makes in a year, including all the endorsement contracts he has, is probably around 60 million. The Broncos probably offered him a little more per year than the other teams, let's say 20 million vs 17 million.
So he's going to end up making 65 million per instead of the paltry 62 million per he would have had with us.
Family? f**k em.
Super Bowls? Meh.
Money? Oh HELL YA! A 2% increase to my net worth is what I nearly broke my neck for.
I think you are spot on in this. Its curious to me that Payton gets a pass on this. In all the reporting nobody ever states the obvious. Manning wants $s. He talks a great game and is funny on SNL but when you slow down and look at it there is just a real ME FIRST attitude about him. It was publicized that he wanted the same money he was making with the colts. WAIT you are telling me that a guy with 4 reconstructed neck surgeries who has been out of football for a year gets that kind of money? It is ridiculous really. Randy Moss went out and ran a 4.3 40 at 34 and we paid him a basement rate.
This isn't the first time Manning and the green monster have demanded there way. Remember when Brady got more money than him. He made it a personal point of everything to be the highest paid QB. How many times did this guy restructure to make the team better? The Colts need look no farther than his contracts to explain why they could never field a solid defense.
I am glad the niners didn't sign him. I wish we had just stuck with Smith. Good luck denver.
My initial reaction is that Manning could have leveraged much more money if he wanted to. The Titans and Seahawks probably would have paid more and required less protection. This is a contract where the player saying, "It's not about the money" truly means that. There are few deals in sports that are by definition good for both sides. This appears to be one.
Now that I've listened to him speak, I'm kinda glad we didn't sign him. He's all about feeling comfortable and choosing a good fit...blah blah blah. This isn't freakin' tiddlywinks, it's football!!! I want to sign someone who wants to win a superbowl every year first and foremost, Manning clearly doesn't.
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