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Peyton Manning | Quarterback

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/24/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Tennessee
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Coach Gary Kubiak said the Broncos will remain a no-huddle offense.
The Broncos are expected to have Peyton Manning under center more this season, but have no plans to move away from their no-huddle attack. "We'll definitely be running the hurry-up," Kubiak confirmed. "Peyton's been the best at it for years, so that's a strength that we'll stay with." Manning projects to throw less as he enters his age-39 season, but is still locked in as a high-end QB1. Apr 18 - 7:09 PM

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Broncos coach Gary Kubiak "has held preliminary talks" with Peyton Manning about saving his "mind and body" during the season.

We're guessing this means Manning will have his practice reps limited and maybe receive a smaller offseason workload. Kubiak said he'll adjust the offense to better suit Manning's needs, not the other way around.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 25 - 10:57 AM

Peyton Manning's new contract with the Broncos contains a no-trade clause.

The only way Manning will leave the Broncos over the next two years is through retirement or release. It is very unlikely Manning would ever be traded, but the clause at least gives the change-averse quarterback some peace of mind. Manning will likely be asked to throw less as he enters his age-39 season, but he is still a high-end QB1.
Mar 14 - 12:54 PM

Peyton Manning is officially returning to the Broncos in 2015.

The only hoop left to jump through was his physical, which he passed. Manning accepted a $4 million pay cut Wednesday to give Denver more cap room to sign free agents. Peyton's favorite target, Demaryius Thomas, was franchise-tagged earlier this week. With those two back in the fold, it should be another high-scoring season in Denver -- even if Manning's volume declines as he enters his age-39 season with more arm strength concerns than ever.
Mar 5 - 12:43 PM

Peyton Manning's $4 million in incentives can be earned if the Broncos win the Super Bowl.

As we suspected. Manning can earn $2 million if the Broncos win the AFC title game, and the other $2 million if they win Super Bowl 50. Manning's $19 million base salary for 2016 remains unchanged. Turning 39 later this month, Manning's contract shuffling confirms he will play football this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 4 - 8:01 PM

Peyton Manning can earn back his $4 million "pay cut" via "team-based" incentives.

So his $19 million base salary has become a $15 million salary with the ability to earn back $4 million based on triggers that aren't yet known. Since the $4 million was wiped off Denver's books, the triggers are considered "unlikely to be earned," and perhaps tied to something like a Super Bowl win. If Peyton does earn the incentives, they'll count against Denver's 2016 cap.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 4 - 7:08 PM

Peyton Manning has agreed to take a $4 million pay cut, reducing his salary from $19 million to $15 million.

The move creates $4 million in cap space for a Broncos team looking to sign franchise player Demaryius Thomas to a long-term contract. The Broncos are also in the market for up to three new offensive linemen, in addition to possibly re-signing free agent DT Terrance Knighton. Manning's $15 million base salary makes him the sixth-highest paid quarterback just behind Jay Cutler.
Mar 4 - 3:12 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Peyton Manning's restructured contract could create as much as $7-$9 million in cap space.

The most-likely scenario would be turning a huge chunk of Manning's $19 million 2015 salary into a "signing bonus" that could be prorated over the next two seasons. A voidable year for 2017 could also be added. Cole speculates Manning will push for the Broncos to re-sign Julius Thomas with the savings.
Feb 26 - 4:16 PM

The Broncos are working on a revised contract with Peyton Manning.

"Multiple sources" tell the Denver Post that Manning has "determined he intends to play" in 2015, but a formal announcement is apparently contingent on this contract revision. The Broncos are currently $26 million under the salary cap, but that doesn't include Demaryius Thomas' forthcoming franchise number ($12.8 million) and any free agent signings or re-signings. Manning and his agent, Tom Condon, "hope to reach a conclusion on a revised contract by early next week." Manning's $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 25 - 8:30 PM

Speaking Thursday, Broncos GM John Elway deflected questions about Peyton Manning's contract, and said Manning had yet to reach a "definitive decision" about his 2015 status.

Asked about Manning's contract, Elway was coy. "Just know that I believe he'll be back," Elway said. "That he'll be our quarterback next year." Manning is due $15 million, and will count $21.5 million against the cap. Even based on Manning's play in 2014 alone, it's a fair number, one he'll likely be loath to reduce.
Feb 19 - 2:37 PM

Coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday at the Combine that there is "no doubt" Peyton Manning will be the Broncos' quarterback in 2015.

Kubiak said he's visited with Peyton "often" in recent weeks, and Manning has been "very positive" about continuing his playing career. Kubiak also made it clear he will install a "Broncos offense" specific to Peyton, rather than trying to fit Manning into Kubiak's historically bootleg-heavy scheme. Although Manning disappointed severely at his first-round ADP last year, there's a good chance he'll be a value pick in 2015 fantasy leagues. We've witnessed Peyton go as late as the seventh and eighth rounds of early MFL10 best-ball drafts.
Feb 18 - 11:01 AM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak expects Peyton Manning to return for 2015.

"We want to play with him," Kubiak said. "He and (GM John Elway) are working through the process. That's been the plan all along, the way I understand it." Unless there's a significant issue with Manning's health, he'll be back for 2015.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 17 - 7:13 PM

SI's Peter King says the Broncos "definitely" want Peyton Manning back.

"Take that to the bank," King writes. Manning met with the Broncos last week, telling them he's ready to play football again in 2015. Despite last season's precipitous final-month decline, he's clearly their best option at quarterback. Let's not forget that in Weeks 1-13 when Manning was healthy and the weather was fair, he compiled a 36:9 TD-to-INT ratio and had the Broncos at 9-3. Peyton's $21.5M cap number in 2015 is not overly excessive or cumbersome.
Source: SI.com
Feb 16 - 11:01 AM

Citing team and league sources, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Peyton Manning has informed the Broncos he is "physically and mentally prepared" to play football "at a significant level" in 2015.

The sides met Thursday in Denver. PFT's Mike Florio previously reported Manning would make a decision on his future next week, but it sounds like he's already decided. Per Mort, Manning did not express that retirement was an option for him during Thursday's sitdown with GM John Elway and CEO Joe Ellis. We would be stunned if Manning wasn't Denver's 2015 quarterback.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 13 - 6:20 PM

Pro Football Talk reports Peyton Manning is expected to make a decision on his future next week.

Sources have told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Manning is likely to keep playing. Manning suffered a torn quad late in the season but didn't miss any time. Though Manning's 2014 campaign wasn't as remarkable as the one that came before it, he was still one of the best players in football, passing for 39 touchdowns and 4,727 yards. Manning turns 39 next month.
Feb 13 - 4:05 PM