Yes, I think the media is giving Peyton a free pass at the choosing money over rings situation. But all of you guys are overreacting and are pointing the finger at someone who, in my mind, made a decision we all probably would have.
The 49ers, AT BEST, offered 3 years 60 M. That's $20M per year. There is no way you or me or anyone would want or would leave $36M on the table. Regardless of rings. That is a HUGE HUGE HUGE amount. Could he make that up in endorsements? He already was making tons of money in endorsements so the difference between SF and Denver is a non-issue.
At the end of the day, Peyton took the money but so would all of you. Having $150M in your bank account is a ton of money but having $36M more makes life that much better.