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#18 QB

Peyton Manning

6' 5"
230 lbs
Mar 24, 1976
Birth Place:
New Orleans,
18 years
Rtg Com Yds TD Int
2014 Regular Season
101.5 395 4,727 39 15

Denver Broncos

Manning is returning for an 18th NFL season.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Manning will take a $4 million pay cut, from $19 million to $15 million, but that he can make it all back through performance incentives. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement of the deal.

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak debunked any notion that he'd push Manning into running the rollout-heavy offense the coach is most comfortable with from his days designing schemes in Baltimore and Houston and back when he was the coordinator in Denver.

Even under new management, the Broncos offense can be built to fit Manning's game. The still-lingering question: Will Manning be in Denver to run it? Last week, Manning flew to Denver to meet with Broncos executive John Elway, but he left without making any announcement about his future.

A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning huddled with Broncos general manager John Elway on Thursday to talk about his future in football. No decision was announced on whether Manning would return in 2015 or retire.

Manning has been mulling his future since the Broncos were bounced from the playoffs by his old team, the Indianapolis Colts, last month. Elway told Manning he wanted him back and asked him not to make a rash decision. Manning said at the Super Bowl he planned to talk with Elway and team president Joe Ellis before making up his mind whether to return for an 18th season in the NFL, fourth in Denver and first with new head coach Gary Kubiak.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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