Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Report: Colts make first offer to Manning

Related Stories

Colts add OT Cherilus, CB Toler

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m.

Report: Colts tag P McAfee

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 2:03 p.m.

Elway, Broncos sitting pretty at quarterback

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 11:56 a.m.

Packers release C Jeff Saturday

Posted Feb. 18, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m.

Freeney's exit latest example of Colts' sea change

Posted Feb. 16, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m.

Colts inform Freeney he won't be re-signed

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 5:17 p.m.

Pagano feeling lucky after battle with cancer

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 6:14 p.m.

Indy organizers eager to bid on 2018 Super Bowl

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 3:34 p.m.
Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
By PFW staff

The Colts have begun contract talks with QB Peyton Manning and reportedly offered him the most lucrative contract in NFL history.

According to ESPN, the Colts met with Manning's agent, Tom Condon, on Thursday, and the team proposed a deal that would make Manning the highest-paid player of all time.

Before the season began, Tom Brady, the other big free-agent-to-be, signed a four-year, $72 million contract. The Colts' offer is more lucrative than that.

The report said that team president Bill Polian plans to build around Manning with free-agent signings this offseason. The goal of both sides is to get the deal done before the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on March 3.

The way we see it

Manning, who will turn 35 in March, will finish his career as one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. He had another good season despite losing most of his top weapons to injury. It seems that Polian and the Colts understand that not only does the contract need to satisfy Manning and compete with Brady's, but there needs to be a commitment to making the Colts better around Manning.

Comments ()