Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s contract requires him to take a physical every year. The plan was for him to take it on Friday, but Ian Rapoport states otherwise.
With free agency looming, the Denver Broncos have a lot of decisions to make in regards to whom they want to sign and whom they want to let test the free agency market. One player that could help in regards to the finances is Peyton Manning.
Early next week, Manning is set to make his $19 million dollars for the final year of his five year contract. However, it is required he takes a physical in order to be guaranteed that money. The plan is for him to be ready for Friday.
However, there is a new twist in the contract that could delay that physical, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:
This is huge for the Broncos. By March 8th, Manning is fully guaranteed his $19 million. But he would still need to take the physical. This basically means that he could take it at a later date. With all the negotiations with their in-house players, it could make it difficult on how much money the Broncos can spend without going over.
Sayre Bedinger reported Thursday Morning via The Denver Post that the Broncos have offered a contract to Brock Osweiler. It is reported to be somewhere between $12-$16 million a year.
So, would the delay in the physical delay talks between Osweiler and the Broncos? I do not think they will, but this could really hurt the Broncos chances of bringing in their other in-house free agents. The team needs to hold on to the $19 million, but Manning could fail his physical and the team releases him.
Even if he takes it before the March 8th deadline, that would put the Broncos in a frenzy to sign the players they would like to before the 2 PM MST deadline. After that time, free agency begins and whomever is not signed will test the market.
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