Brandt breaks down the situation

Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post does his usual bang-up job breaking down the Peyton Manning situation:

Between bonuses and salary, Manning will make $26.4 million in 2011 whether he plays or not. That amount, however, is far less than I thought he would make. Manning was already playing for $23 million under a one-year franchise tag. Thus, in the event Manning’s neck becomes a long-term issue,the negotiation of a $90 million contract may have only earned Manning an additional $3.4 million.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.