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Irsay: We've offered Manning more than Brady

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08:04 AM ET 02.18 | Colts owner Jim Irsay remains set on signing Peyton Manning to the richest contract in NFL history, preferably over a five- or six-year term. A long-term deal would surpass the four-year, $72 million extension the New England Patriots gave quarterback Tom Brady in September. "Negotiations are ongoing," Irsay said. "They're going well. My feeling is something will get done in terms of a long-term deal. The framework is out there." ... "[Tom] Brady's contract," Irsay added, "is done. I've made an offer higher than that contract." Irsay believes Manning can play at a high level for another five or six seasons and would prefer reaching a long-term contract before March 3. That's when the league's collective bargaining agreement with the union expires. Shortly thereafter, owners are expected to lock out players.

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February 18, 2011  08:06 AM ET

Wow...that's a lot of money.

February 18, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Peyton can have the money but Brady's got the rings and the girl. HA!

February 18, 2011  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Peyton can have the money but Brady's got the rings and the girl. HA!

what's Payton have...Money and Eli.

February 18, 2011  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

what's Payton have...Money and Eli.

And funny commercials...

February 18, 2011  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

what's Payton have...Money and Eli.

and a sack of Oreo's

February 18, 2011  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Peyton can have the money but Brady's got the rings and the girl. HA!

true that

February 18, 2011  08:23 AM ET

why is Irsay doing contract neogtiations in the media?

February 18, 2011  08:31 AM ET

come on Naptown...this is your thread...weigh in here!

February 18, 2011  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

come on Naptown...this is your thread...weigh in here!

Irsay should have thrown in TWO hot models!

February 18, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Mo money, mo money, mo money!

February 18, 2011  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Irsay should have thrown in TWO hot models!

nice!

February 18, 2011  08:45 AM ET

There's not a person alive that follows the NFL that does not believe this deal will not get done. Even though this is a non-story, it feels good seeing the Colts with a thread. A person can only take so much Jets and Carson Palmer stories!

February 18, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wow...that's a lot of money.

There is a definite disconnect here. Owners claim they need more of that revenue they share with the players, hard to get by,at the same time they throw $16 million at Vick and offer Peyton more than Brady money, and just threw $100 million at fat albert.

February 18, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Mo money, mo money, mo money!

Take that Jerry Richardson, you arrogant turdball.

February 18, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

There is a definite disconnect here. Owners claim they need more of that revenue they share with the players, hard to get by,at the same time they throw $16 million at Vick and offer Peyton more than Brady money, and just threw $100 million at fat albert.

+ Richard Seymour's unneccesary large contract

February 18, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Peyton does deserve more than Brady and I think it is important to him that he makes the most...Brady is more concerned about just getting respectable dollars

February 18, 2011  09:15 AM ET

What did Brady offer Manning?

February 18, 2011  09:22 AM ET

anything you can do, I can do better.

I can do anything better than you.

February 18, 2011  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

+ Richard Seymour's unneccesary large contract

forgot about that one.

 
February 18, 2011  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Take that Jerry Richardson, you arrogant turdball.

LOL!

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