Most real NFL fans are well aware of the lingering saga in Indy as they prepare for Super Bowl week. Here is the bottom line; the Colts, per their contract, owe Peyton Manning a $28 million roster bonus. The bonus is payable on March 8th.
Here are two facts;
First, Jim Irsay has zero interest in forking over that kind of cash to a 36 year old coming off of a major injury. More so because he has the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and the highly touted Andrew Luck is sitting there. By the way, I don’t blame Irsay for his reluctance to sign Manning- great as he has been.
Secondly, Manning wants to be paid. Period.
So, that leaves the possibility of a trade. However, I find that highly unlikely. Manning undoubtedly has a no trade clause in his contract and would almost certainly nix any trade offered. Why wouldn’t he? Think about it; why would he want to take talent away from his future team?
So, the only thing to do is release him and move on, unthinkable as it may sound. Th...