Peyton Manning proves he’s the ultimate team player
Today, Manning and the Denver Broncos agreed to a $4 Million pay cut. Manning, who turns 39 on March 24, ready for one more chance to win the Super Bowl Championship—marking his 18th season in the NFL.
“I’ve been working real hard and I’m excited to be back with the Denver Broncos,” Manning said. “Can’t wait for April 13 to get here when the team can finally come together. I’m excited to get to work and get to know the new coaches and looking forward to trying to make 2015 a special year.”
ESPN reported Manning agreed to a $4-million pay cut, making his 2015 salary $15 million.
Manning still must pass a mandated physical for the team, which he will take on Thursday. But, he sees that as being pretty routine. Also, Manning declined to comment on the numbers.
“I don’t talk about my contract. I never have in 18 years and I’m not going to start now,” Manning said.
Both Broncos Executive Vice President John Elway and new head Coach Gary Kubiak said previously they wanted Manning back and looked forward to one more season with him at the reins.
Rumor has it that the five-time NFL MVP is taking the $4 million pay cut to provide more cash for the team to do business on the free-agent market, which opens with the new league year Tuesday.
Manning has broken numerous records since joining the Broncos, never losing more than four games in a regular season. But after a failed Super Bowl appearance in 2013, the one and only goal seems clear, Elway said to
“There’s not much he can add to his legacy,” Elway said in February. “But the one thing he can add is another Super Bowl championship.”