Found March 01, 2013 on Gamedayr:
Jim Irsay opens up to Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star about Peyton Manning; says that Bill Polian wanted to trade Manning in 2004.

Bill Polian wanted to trade Peyton Manning in 2004

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...

Former Colts GM Bill Polian Wanted To Trade Peyton Manning Back In 2004?

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...

Peyton Manning and Co.

Peyton Manning and some other athletes visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center the other day. Manning spent the day there hanging out, signing autographs, and talking to some of our wounded vets. Do we need any more confirmation of the quality of this dude? Hate if you want, but this is what being a professional athlete is all about. Peyton is an example for them...

Report: Former Colts GM Bill Polian Wanted To Trade Peyton Manning In 2004

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...

Alternate Universe Colts: Peyton Manning traded in 2004

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...

NFL Rumors: Report suggests Indianapolis Colts nearly traded QB Peyton Manning in 2004

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...

Manning, Peterson among NFL 101 Award winners

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. ''...

Bill Polian wanted to trade Peyton before he won a Super Bowl

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...

Jim Irsay confirms Jeff Saturday will retire a Colt

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed on Twitter that center Jeff Saturday will retire as a Colt after playing for the Packers in 2012. ColtsFans,Jeff Saturday will put on his Colts Jersey 1 more time and retire a Colt at Press Conf coming soon..will have a presence with team — Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 1, 2013 Saturday played for the Colts from 1999 to 2011.   Need...

Links of the Day 3/2/13

It’s nice to see everything melting. Too bad it’s still only March 2nd. The new Big East sounds awesome, and I’m actually quite excited about it. An important grammatical debate. Bill Polian almost made a massive error when running the Colts. SCOREBOARD NHL Anaheim 3, Minnesota 2 – I can’t remember the Wild ever beating the Ducks. Football League Championship Peterborough...

Flacco gets a six year, $120 million deal

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. [...]
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