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Manning Just Wanted To Be Paid Less Than Tom Brady

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On March 27, 2014 @ 1:24 PM In News and Rumors,NFL | No Comments

According to ESPN, when Peyton Manning became a free agent after being released from the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, he had one request for his agent while finding a new team: He did not want to be paid more than Tom Brady.

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Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, talked about Manning’s free agency in an interview with MMQB.com.

Condon said that a dozen teams were interested in Manning and he thought he would be able to secure a deal of around $25 million per season for the future Hall of Fame quarterback. According to MMQB, When Manning made the decision to sign with the Broncos, he asked Condon: “What does Tom Brady make?”

“$18 million a year,” Condon replied. Manning then answered, “then I don’t want to make a penny more than that.”

We know that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are longtime rivals but together, they combine for over $33.3 million in average salary.

Manning’s agent claims that Manning was pretty upset with him when he found out the Broncos’ offer was for $19.4 annually. He again had to remind his agent that he didn’t want to make more than Brady.

Condon ultimately apologized for making such a “preposterous” deal and called Manning’s wife to help persuade Manning to take the deal.

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