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finfan77
03-02-2004, 11:10 AM
Wow 7 years $99 million...$34.5 million signing bonus... :eek:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=1748909

Clumpy
03-02-2004, 11:14 AM
:eek:

PhinPhreak
03-02-2004, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by clumpedplatelet
:eek:

Hey Clump can your calculator go that high? :lol:

Mindwarp
03-02-2004, 11:18 AM
so they got any studs on Oline they cant offord now?

PhinPhreak
03-02-2004, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Mindwarp
so they got any studs on Oline they cant offord now?

Manning is the OL now.

Clumpy
03-02-2004, 11:38 AM
Actually the Colts are in good shape for 2004 now that Manning has signed. I wonder whay 2005 looks like :lol:

LIQUID24
03-02-2004, 11:39 AM
Manning is a class act, but I wonder if Colts fans will resent him when the FO can't put quality players around him because of that contract.......

Danny
03-02-2004, 11:46 AM
f#$@*& the colts. Who cares about what they do?

Ozzy rules!!

ZOD
03-02-2004, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by finfan77
Wow 7 years $99 million...$34.5 million signing bonus... :eek:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=1748909

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Superself
03-02-2004, 11:59 AM
Oh Hell no....this can't be true after all people who were on this board claiming that Miami was going to make a STRONG run at him.


:rolleyes:

Section126
03-02-2004, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by Superself
Oh Hell no....this can't be true after all people who were on this board claiming that Miami was going to make a STRONG run at him.


:rolleyes:

He never became available............If he did become available.....not only miami, but half the league would have tried to figure out how to fit him in.............

Superself
03-02-2004, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Section126


He never became available............If he did become available.....not only miami, but half the league would have tried to figure out how to fit him in.............

My point is how ludicrous it was to think the Colts would even let him become available!!

Phins34
03-02-2004, 12:26 PM
Payton Manning's ontract is worth $99.2 million over seven years, with a 34.5 millions dollar signing bonus ESPN.com has learned through league sources. Manning's per-year average salary will be $14.17 million, an NFL benchmark.

I understand that Payton is the best QB in the NFL right now, but no body is worth that much money. This is good for the AFC because the Colts will have to cut a lot of players and wont be able to sign a lot. To strap your whole team's salary on to one guy is nuts. I would much rather have Jake Delhome and go to the Super Bowl rather than Payton. I just cant believe this.

bigmiamifan
03-02-2004, 12:33 PM
Well, not in today's market anyway. Salaries are coming down in all the sports. The economy sucks and that trickles down to player salaries. To give that much to one player in this time of lower salaries is ridiculous. I can't believe they'd jeopardize the team as a whole for one player.

Le Dolfan
03-02-2004, 12:52 PM
35 million thats just plain crazy

Amars
03-02-2004, 01:16 PM
just wait till harrison is a FA

Satchboogie
03-02-2004, 01:36 PM
Actually the Colts can now add players. His cap number for 2004 went from 18.3 million to 8.2 million today. Goes up a couple million for 2005. The Colts are now 9-10 million under the cap. The contract is backloaded so the big pay days will come late in the contract. A few of those years there is no salary cap. Who knows what the cap will be whenever a new bargining agreement is reached.

The Colts are in great shape for the near future. Their fans must feel good to have one of the best if not the best player at the most important position on the football field for the next 7 years.