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Today Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star released an exclusive featuring insight into the Colts-Manning situation of 2011 plus a number of historical gems from the lips of owner, Jim Irsay. A particularly interesting morsel was that evidently in 2004 Bill Polian wanted to trade Peyton Manning rather than structure the big $99 million contract. [...]The post Alternate Universe Colts: Peyton Manning traded in 2004 appeared first on Punch Drunk Wonderland.
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Colts owner Jim Irsay says former team GM Bill Polian wanted to trade Peyton Manning back in 2004. See more about the story.
There was much consternation in Indianapolis when the Colts released superstar quarterback Peyton Manning last offseason while he was recovering from a neck injury. The future looks bright for the Colts moving forward with Andrew Luck under center, but Manning was nearly traded by Colts president Bill Polian in 2004.
Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay sat down for an exclusive interview...
Peyton Manning won his seventh NFL 101 Award on Saturday night as AFC offensive player of the year.
The Denver quarterback came back from a neck injury and transitioned to a new team, and had one of his best seasons. He led the Broncos to a 13-3 season and threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Manning said receiving the award meant a little more to him this year.
The one year anniversary of Peyton Manning’s release from the Colts is upon us, and some interesting things are now coming out.
Colts owner Jim Irsay is in the talking mood this week, and he sat down with Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star to talk Colts, RG3 and of course Peyton Manning.
Irsay according to Kravitz revealed to him that back in 2004, then general manager Bill Polian was...
Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star was able to sit down with Colts owner Jim Irsay and discussed how the team handled Peyton Manning‘s tenure in Indianapolis.
The most interesting comment from Irsay came in regards to former GM Bill Polian who supposedly wanted to trade Manning once they encountered some issues regarding a long-term extension back in 2004.
“We need to...
Current Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said during an interview with the Indianapolis Star that former Colts president Bill Polian wanted to trade Peyton Manning.
According to Irsay, in 2004, a frustrated Polian was at wit’s end as he attempted to secure Manning’s new $98 million contract and, in a fit of pique, told Irsay, “We need to trade Peyton; we can get a bunch of...
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay told the Indianapolis Star that former general manager Bill Polian wanted to trade Peyton Manning after being frustrated with trying to sign him to a long-term extension.
According to Irsay, in 2004, a frustrated Polian was at wit’s end as he attempted to secure Manning’s new $98 million contract and, in a fit of pique, told Irsay, “We need...
On Thursday, the NFL announced that the 2013 salary cap will be $123 million per team. According to spotrac.com, the Denver Broncos currently have $119.5 million invested in 2013 salaries.
That means, with their $14.1 million rollover from 2012, the Broncos have over $17,552,686 available. A large chunk of that, around $9.8 million according to Yahoo! (via IAOFM), will go towards...
Bill Polian couldn’t deal with the yearly flaemouts in the playoffs by Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. He was also “at wit’s end” as he tried to sign Manning to a new contract. With all these variables, Polian tried to convince Jim Irsay that they could get a boatload of players and make themselves into a defensive powerhouse with Tony Dungy as coach. Here is Irsay...
Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers. Those are probably the names that come to mind when you think about who the highest paid quarterback in the NFL is. But the Ravens and Joe Flacco struck a six year, $120 million deal that will make him the highest paid quarterback in NFL history. [...]
It is now two weeks since Valentine’s Day. And right on cue, people are getting dumped, as exasperated significant others are desperately pressing the detonators they regrettably didn’t hit before the gauntlet of Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year’s-Valentine’s. It’s great for the sexbag business.
But take heart, ye broken-hearted: spring is but a short three weeks away, and...