Manning Says He’s Willing to Take Less Money to Keep Players


Colts star QB Peyton Manning made it clear to Colts owner Jim Irsay and vice chairman Bill Polian that he does not need to be the league’s highest paid player if the team will invest the money instead in retaining core players.

Manning wants action more than assurances, and he wants his contract done by the end of the weekend. “I’m willing to take less than they’ve offered if they are going to take that money to keep players we need to keep and go get other players,” said Manning.

“All I want is for them to have the cap and the cash to keep the players they want to keep and to sign other players.” Manning told Irsay and Polian his cap numbers can be “as low as they want them to be in being creative with the salary cap.”


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