When he signed with the Broncos, Manning got a contract that will pay him a little more than $19 million a season. But Manning could have made significantly more than that. According to ESPNís Chris Mortensen, if Manning had decided to make it all about the money, he could have gotten $25 million a year from the Titans. Reported by Profootballtalk.com
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As PFT's Michael David Smith reports, owner Bud Adams never made any secret that he desperately wanted Manning to return to Tennessee, where he had been a college star in the 1990s. Worth noting: Mortensen didnít say who his source was for that nugget, but Smith advised his readers it sounds like something Tom Condon, the agent for both Manning and Drew Brees, would want to put out there as the ongoing negotiations between Brees and the Saints approach the critical July 16 deadline for franchise players to sign long-term contracts. Smith added: "With the Saints and Brees not seeing eye-to-eye on the parameters of a long-term deal, itís good public relations for the Brees camp to get the word out that at least one other quarterback has been offered much more money than the Saints are offering Brees. ..." Sounds about right to us, also.