What else can Peyton Manning get? The sun? The moon? The stars? Just a few years after signing a deal worth about $98 million, Manning has a contract up at the end of the 2010 NFL season. How much pay is enough for what some NFL experts call the quarterback of the century? My guess is Manning will probably be looking at a deal from the Indianapolis Colts somewhare around $120 million. That a lot of change.
The only fly in the ointment is that there’s a lot of uncertainty hanging around NFL contracts these days. Without a financial plan hammered out with a collective bargaining agreement it’s difficult for a team to structure any kind of a deal. Paying Peyton Manning could hamstring the Colts when it comes to other players. But make no mistake. The Indianapolis Colts would rather have Peyton Manning than any other player.