Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy with the Denver Broncos.
Manning confirmed Wednesday that he is back for his 18th season as an NFL quarterback.
Manning seemed ready to announce his return a month ago but the Broncos’ desire to reduce his earnings became a three-week delay. Negotiations ended with Manning agreeing to take a $4 million pay cut from the $19 million salary he was scheduled to get this year, but he can get it nack through team-based incentives
“I don’t talk about my contract. I never have in 18 years and I’m not going to start now,” Manning said.
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“I’ve been working real hard and I’m excited to be back with the Denver Broncos. Can’t wait for April 13 to get here when the team can finally come together. I’m excited to get to work.”
Manning will take his physical examination at Broncos headquarters this morning, then sign his revised contract and have one more meeting with general manager John Elway. Manning will then rejoin his family and the offseason before returning for team conditioning on April 13.