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Old 03-16-2012, 01:08 PM   #4376
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Make no mistake. Just cause niners give the best chance it's still about money. Manning is putting up a greater risk of paralysis than the average player. He's gonna play for plenty of money. If it comes down to more money or best chance to win it's the money based on his risk of wheelchair futures
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Mike Klis of the Denver Post has now updated his report and said that what Manning is actually seeking is a contract like the one he signed last year with the Colts, which was for five years and $90 million, with a whopping $61.8 million in the first two years.

Thatís a whole lot of money, but Klis writes that both the Broncos and Titans are fine with that contract, if thatís what it takes to land Manning. If the reports that the 49ers are the third finalist for Manning are true, presumably that means the 49ers are fine with that contract, too.

Some reports have suggested that Manningís contract will be structured to protect the team that signs him in the event that his neck prevents him from playing in 2012, as it did in 2011. But if Manning is back in the NFL this year, as he expects to be, he also expects to be one of the leagueís highest-paid players. And the teams that covet him are fine with that.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #4377
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Mario just signed a 6 year $96m deal, avg $16m a season. His cap hit for 2012 is less than $10m.

If Denver are lucky enough to get Manning and they want to add more players to make a run this year and next, then there is plenty of caproom for that. I've said all along it's a cash issue and whether Bowlen is prepared to release the kind of money needed for an instant push.

Denver could do Manning's deal for around $10m in cap this season, leaving them still $35m to add more players. It's entirely up to them how they work that part of it as long as Peyton gets the money he needs now. The 5 year contract in reality will only be 2-3 years but it also allows the team who signs him to spread the signing bonus hit over more years. It'll cost them capwise in year 4 if he only lasts 3 in dead caproom but I dont think we'll be looking 4 years ahead right now.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #4378
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You have no idea what you're talking about.
K, so with a salary cap of $120 mil, it doesn't matter whether Peyton makes $10 mil a year, or $60 mil a year. Everyone else can get paid the same.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #4379
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MileHighReport@MileHighReportWOW! RT @chroniclesports: Elway, Fox, Manning and Co are leaving now. Manning did not throw a pass today. Odd development
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:11 PM   #4380
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Elway, Fox, Manning and Co are leaving now. Manning did not throw a pass today. Odd development

https://twitter.com/#!/chroniclespor...45528328458241

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Old 03-16-2012, 01:11 PM   #4381
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I think it's over. Broncos headed home empty handed.

The Tebow era resumes...
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #4382
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K, so with a salary cap of $120 mil, it doesn't matter whether Peyton makes $10 mil a year, or $60 mil a year. Everyone else can get paid the same.
Like Eddie pointed out, the cap number can be manipulated. Just because the deal may be 5 years $90 million does mean his cap hit would be $18 million. You do realize the salary cap has existed for nearly 20 years now, don't you?
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #4383
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Wait what could the reasoning be for him not throwing a pass when he was scheduled to?
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #4384
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Elway, Fox, Manning and Co are leaving now. Manning did not throw a pass today. Odd development

https://twitter.com/#!/chroniclespor...45528328458241
So it was a last pitch effort! Lame...
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #4385
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I think it's over. Broncos headed home empty handed.

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I thought so too, until I reread the tweet...it includes Manning...hmm.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #4386
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Well, sounds like they know Manning isn't going to sign them no matter what, or they got the deal done, and had no need to see him throw.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #4387
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Are they leaving together??

back to Denver?
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #4388
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MileHighReport@MileHighReportWOW! RT @chroniclesports: Elway, Fox, Manning and Co are leaving now. Manning did not throw a pass today. Odd development
Just wait a few minutes. There will be a conflicting report of how well Manning threw in front of the Broncos brass today.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #4389
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Bowlen is going to be pissed he wasted all that money on that jet fuel.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:14 PM   #4390
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The Tebow era resumes...
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:14 PM   #4391
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Based on? If Manning didn't throw a pass, that could signal that they struck a deal. Or he might have told them he was going to sign elsewhere. The latter makes less sense, though, because Manning could have told them on the phone this morning not to bother making the trip.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:14 PM   #4392
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I thought so too, until I reread the tweet...it includes Manning...hmm.
Oh holy cow... You're right!

What what what!?
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:16 PM   #4393
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Cuz it was a physical. And a plea.
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Maybe they're dropping Peyton off in TN as a favor to Bud.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:16 PM   #4395
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Oh holy cow... You're right!

What what what!?
They would've made a bigger deal about it if Manning was getting on the plan with them, surely?
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #4396
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As long as I dont hear...

With the 25th pick in the 2012 Draft the Broncos select Brandon Wheaton OSU..

I will be happy.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #4397
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Oh holy cow... You're right!

What what what!?
Leaving campus? There'd be no reason for Manning to stay, whether he was leaving WITH the Broncos or not.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #4398
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I thought so too, until I reread the tweet...it includes Manning...hmm.
Well manning may be leaving in his own vehicle because he is done there today....not sure it means anything besides they are done with what they needed to talk about.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:18 PM   #4399
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Broncos: Can you throw some passes for us?
Manning: Well, that's going to cost you.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:19 PM   #4400
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Manning would not have made them fly all the way for nothing if he was set with another team. Unless Sf called him to shut it down.
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