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  • Peyton Manning was mad his salary was too high

    http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish...illions-salary

    In this era of supersize contracts and supersize egos, rare is it the case that a player refuses to accept more money than he thinks he's worth.

    As if Peyton Manning hasn't already carved out his place as one of the classiest pros around, a new story regarding his salary negotiations should reinforce his stellar reputation.

    Manning's agent, Tom Condon, relayed to Andrew Brandt of MMQB a fascinating and revealing tale about Manning's free agency two years ago.

    Manning, you'll remember, had missed the 2011 season after undergoing career-threatening neck surgery. Even he wasn't sure how his body would respond on the gridiron. Still, the four-time NFL MVP had plenty of suitors, and after selecting Denver he was in for a mega-deal. Condon thought Manning could command $25 million a year, making him one of the highest paid athletes in the world. Manning, however, had other plans.


    He asked Condon how much Tom Brady made, and when Condon told him the Patriots' signal-caller banked $18 million a year, Manning said that would suffice.

    “I don’t want to make a penny more than that," Manning said.

    The Broncos offered $19.4 million, and when Condon told Manning the quarterback wasn't too happy.

    “I told you I didn’t want to make more than Brady!” Manning chirped.

    Condon apologized and asked to speak with Manning's wife, who ultimately coaxed him into accepting the deal.

    Even though it was a reduction in salary from his deal with the Colts, in which Manning made $26.4 million in his first year, Manning didn't want to burden the Broncos with a huge deal. He wasn't sure how his neck would fare, so he was completely open with the team.

    “They’ve got to be protected,” Manning told The Denver Post in March 2012. “That's why the whole medical -- I was as open book as I could be. I told them exactly how I feel, what I was working on. They have to know everything to make their decision."

    As it turns out, the deal has worked out pretty well for both sides. Manning has racked up 26 wins in his first two seasons with the Broncos, taking Denver to the Super Bowl in 2014. He was named NFL MVP in 2013 season after setting the single-season record for most touchdown passes with 55. (Brady had set the mark of 50 in 2007.)



    That is how you QB for SB's

  • #2
    I swear you do this **** on purpose.

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    • #3
      This has been posted already. If you didn't do this on purpose, prepare anus for widening. I found out the hard way last night. Post something dumb, bend over and close your eyes. Think happy thoughts.

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      • #4
        Where is it?

        Edit: Efff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Sorry.

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        • #5
          It was on the "Condon explains Peyton Mannings fascinating free agency" thread, now on the second page of threads. An easy one to miss. No worries hobo!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bronc0guy View Post
            It was on the "Condon explains Peyton Mannings fascinating free agency" thread, now on the second page of threads. An easy one to miss. No worries hobo!
            . Actually its a different article that has the same source material. But still made a bobo.

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            • #7
              I did notice that, but ya never know what kinda criticism you will endure here, irregardless. Lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by UltimateHoboW/Shotgun View Post
                  . Actually its a different article that has the same source material. But still made a bobo.
                  Love your new avi

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ZONA View Post
                    Nothing shows up. Might be my crappy service!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bronc0guy View Post
                      I did notice that, but ya never know what kinda criticism you will endure here, irregardless


                      You did that on purpose!

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                      • #12
                        Peyton Manning landed on the moon?

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                        • #13
                          He can always take a few mill haircut to resign Km and a few vets.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bronco militia View Post
                            You did that on purpose!
                            That "word" is a rare anomaly. Most people would want to write (or type) FEWER letters. People who use the correct word (regardless) would accomplish that very goal...

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                            • #15
                              This is most definitely the best money the Broncos ever spent.

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