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Mannings wants as much leverage as possible

Posted on: November 2, 2010 1:17 pm
 
P. Manning, seen here with Indianapolis GM Bill Polian (left) and owner Jim Irsay, is done talking about a new contract until after the season (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Peyton Manning is in the final season of his six-year, $98 million contract, and he hasn’t yet signed a new deal. A few weeks ago, we told you he was prepared to wait until after the season to begin negotiating, and he still is sticking to that stance.

Our own Pete Prisco writes here that it’s partly because Manning is such a film room junkie that he doesn’t want to be bothered with contract talk during the season. Prisco also writes that Manning and agent Tom Condon badly wanted to get a contract done in the offseason, but the Colts management chose to wait.

Now, according to NFL.com’s Vic Carucci, Indianapolis wants to make a deal, making Manning a proposal during last week’s bye week. Except Manning wasn’t interested in discussing it.

Carucci’s conclusion: it was a strategic move on the part of Manning and Condon, and they’re willing to wait until after this season to discuss it so they can maximize their leverage against the Colts.

Without a new contract, Indianapolis would almost surely place the franchise tag on him, meaning the Colts would have to pay him somewhere in the $25 million range. That’s not far away from what they’d have to pay with a new contract, but if the Colts franchise-tag him, that could be a significant chunk off their salary cap (assuming that, with a new CBA, there actually is a salary cap).

Even with a potential lockout looming, Manning is going to get paid, probably as the best-compensated player in the league. The Colts could have gotten this done before the season. They didn’t. Now, they’ll have to wait until Manning is ready to talk. And he’s not ready right now.

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Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2010 7:07 pm
 

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Manning should get Paid , he is a great qb  And deserves to be paid accordingly let's not forget he is the probally the 3rd best qb of all time behind joe montana and tomm brady of course



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2010 1:25 pm
 

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