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On March 7th, Jim Irsay announced to the Colts faithful that after 14 happy years, he and Peyton Manning were going their separate ways. It was not personal. It was just business.
Irsay started dismantling the Colts squad by getting rid of the one player whose absence transformed the team from a contender into a bottom-feeder.
Manning was scooped up by the Denver Broncos and awarded a five-year $96 million contract. The contract guarantees Manning $18 million for 2012. This deal shows the Broncos are confident Manning’s health is not going to hold him back from playing next season.
The contract allows for the Broncos to back out of the agreement after the first year if Manning’s neck injury flares up again. The shear fact that they were willing to sign him to $18 million guaranteed is an admission on John Elway’s part that the former Colt has still got it.
So what was going through Irsay’s head when he decided to let Manning go?
Business said Irsay.
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted Tuesday morning that the team's request to hold a private workout for Robert Griffin III has been declined by the quarterback's agent.
My advice today for GMs is considerably more simple than the previous lessons: make the most of what you have today. Ryan Grigson: LISTEN UP!
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay claimed Tuesday that quarterback Robert Griffin III declined an invitation to work out privately for the team.
The statement from Irsay, if confirmed, appeared to cement the notion that the Colts will select former Stanford star Andrew Luck as their replacement for Peyton Manning.
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It has been widely speculated that the Indianapolis Colts will draft Stanford’s Andrew Luck with the #1 pick in the upcoming NFL draft. After having released future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, Colts’ owner and social media star, Jim Irsay, has been hinting that the Colts are taking a serious look at drafting Baylor’s...Read the Rest...
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Peyton Manning's arrival in the AFC West apparently has put the Denver Broncos' rivals on notice, as the need to acquire quality defensive help is now at a premium. In line with that thinking, the San Diego Chargers have re-signed defensive end Luis Castillo to a one-year contract.
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Chicago Bears fans could see both Peyton Manning and Robert Griffin III in their initial starts for their new teams. The club released its 2012 exhibition schedule Wednesday, and the first two games are home dates with Manning’s Broncos and the Washington Redskins, who are fully expected to tab RGIII later this month in the NFL draft. The preliminary timeframe, [...]
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