Peyton did not want to make more than Brady, agent says
Mar 27, 2014 at 12:06p ET
When Condon informed Manning that Brady made $18 million per year, Manning said, “Then I don’t want to make a penny more than that.”
Manning was “incensed” when he found out the Broncos offered him $19.4 million annually. Condon had to call Manning’s wife to convince the future Hall of Famer to sign the deal in Denver.
Condon thought Manning would sign a $25 million-per-year deal after the Indianapolis Colts released the signal-caller.
Manning’s modesty and refusal to negotiate with more than one team ruined any chances of a record-breaking contract.