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Peyton Manning Contract: Physical In March 2013 Guarantees $40 Million

As it stands now, the Denver Broncos are really only paying Peyton Manning $18 million in 2012 on his new contract. The other $78 million depends on later physicals. Should Manning pass his March 2013 physical the $40 million dollars over the next two years becomes guaranteed, according to Andrew Brandt:

If he doesn't pass his physical, the money due to him "can be reduced," according to Branch, but there are no clues as to what that comes out to right now. But if Manning's neck holds up, the quarterback will receive $20 million in 2013 and in 2014.

This is a great contract for both sides since the risks are minimal.

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