Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have agreed to terms on a five-year, $96 million contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Shefter.
While the report is missing a key ingredient—guaranteed money—which will determine the real value of the deal, it’s highly unlikely Manning will actually receive $96 million over five years in Denver.
The inevitable first-ballot Hall of Famer threw for 54,828 yards with 399 touchdowns to 198 interceptions on 4,682 completions of 7,210 attempts in 208 consecutive regular season starts from 1998-2010.
Manning’s decision to head to Denver became a domino effect for teams and quarterbacks around the league.
Alex Smith feels slighted with the San Francisco 49ers (though he could very well return) and Colin Kaepernick could be the starter next year. In Seattle, Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn look to have an open competition for the starting position next season and a stiff battle looks to be brewing between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton with the Cardinals.