Peyton Manning passes physical, cleared to play in 2014
Mar 3, 2014 at 1:25p ET
Manning's contract has a stipulation that requires the veteran quarterback to undergo an annual exam in order for him to play the following season. Manning, who is cleared to play in the 2014 season, is guaranteed his $20 million salary after receiving the doctor's approval.
If doctors would have discovered deterioration or new damage to Manning's neck, the Broncos could have voided his contract.
Manning is coming off a career season in which he threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards leading the Broncos to Super Bowl XLVIII.