Originally Posted by RINGLEADER
Numbers are mostly garbage in-garbage out. Manning's deal was really a one-year $18 million deal with the Broncos having the right to pick up additional years based on a physical after this season (that then makes the next two years guaranteed at $20 million per) and then additional $19 million seasons if he's still around and on the roster when season four and then season five of his deal roll around. Right now, these numbers don't count at all towards his deal as they weren't paid in the form of a bonus (which allows a team to "spread out" a big lump sum payment over the life of a deal - part of the reason you get 6 year deals with huge payments on the back-end). The $20 mil for next season isn't deducted from Denver until the contingencies on Manning's deal is triggered (which it will be).
Okay. Good. So that will put them 8 mil over the cap when that happens which means they will be cutting people. Now hopefully the Ravens will end the Donk season next week and they will be a worse team next year and Manning never wins a championship for that piece of shit team!!