Paige: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be back – The Denver Post
Peyton Manning (Joe Amon, Denver Post file)Peyton Manning, Class of 1994, was honored five nights ago with the Isidore Newman School’s distinguished alumni award.
Which beseeches the question: What took so long?
The answer is: The private school in New Orleans has a plethora of illustrious graduates — the president of the Aspen Institute, the author of “Moneyball,” a former U.S. ambassador to Brunei, actors, politicians, educators, a botanist, a two-time Super Bowl MVP (Eli Manning) and Odell Beckham Jr., among others.
Which implores this inquiry among the Broncos’ sweaty-palmed hangers-on: What’s taking so long with this Peyton Predicament?
The answer is: It’s complicated, and never promised to be a swift process. The deal will be done this week.
After super agent Tom Condon and the Broncos finalize details of a restructured contract, and Peyton takes his “official” physical, the news will be official that Manning is returning. All will be right in Denver’s world.
The misanthropists who are curious to watch Brock Osweiler lead the Broncos to a 7-9 record and a third-place finish in the AFC West can turn their concentration to Pot Roasting.
It is well to remember that John Elway, the very important person in charge of the Broncos, stated that Manning had until March 9 to let the franchise know The Decision. In recent meetings with Elway and team president Joe Ellis, Manning said he was physically and mentally prepared to play again at a high level.
Manning wants to play for the Broncos. Elway has insisted consistently “we want him back,” and coach Gary Kubiak has maintained, “No doubt, I want him (back).”
Are these three unmitigated liars? No.
Of the many ludicrous rumors that have circulated lately, the most laughable argument was that Manning — who has earned more salary than any other player in NFL history ($229 million) — is greedy and won’t allow a reworking of his contract. Twice in Indianapolis, he agreed to reorganize his income so the Colts could gain salary cap relief.
When Manning hit the open market in 2012, Condon envisioned a $25 million-a-year agreement, and the Tennessee Titans did offer that amount, … – Click Here To Visit Article Source