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Peyton Manning Takes Pay Cut in Return to the Broncos

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Quarterback Peyton Manning agrees to $4 million dollar pay cut in 2015 upon his return to the Denver Broncos according to Yahoo Sports.

Manning signed his revised contract after passing his physical test and General Manager John Elway responded well about his return to the team.

Well, we’re excited it’s over and glad we can move on and glad Peyton’s going to be a part of this team and hopefully win a championship next year,” general manager John Elway told the team’s website. ”I think this time of the offseason is always tough for everybody. And it’s a tough part of the business but it’s the time of year that we’ve got to put the best football team together that we possibly can.

The deal took a lot longer than expect due to Manning not being non-committal after the loss against the Colts in the playoffs. At age 39 Manning still has some energy left in the tank and will play under new Head Coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak was in the same situation with John Elway when both of them won the Super Bowl in 1998. Manning can thrive in Kubiak’s system due to the balance attack of running and passing.

Peyton can fit into this offense very easily,” Elway said. ”It’s very dependent on balance. Peyton won’t have to throw the ball 50 or 55 times. That gets more helpful, the older you get.

Manning is all in this year on winning the Super Bowl and it now depends on the moves that Elway does in the off-season.

 

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