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Old 03-15-2012   #1
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For Adams, landing Manning transcends money. NFL Network's Michael Lombardi wrote Wednesday that, in addition to handing the quarterback a blank check, there's also the "promise Manning could be part of the Tennessee Titans' organization after his playing days are through." We have no idea if a front-office gig is something Manning is looking for when he retires but Lombardi points out that it's a perk the Broncos, who are also heavily recruiting Manning, can't offer (John Elway currently occupies that corner office).

But it gets better: according to KOU11 in Houston, Adams has offered Manning a "contract for life." And the owner isn't worried about Manning's neck, which required multiple surgeries and kept him out for the 2011 season.

"I'm only concerned how strong it is in September, when he starts the regular season," said Adams during a phone interview with KOU11. And there's even good news for Locker: the owner really likes the former first-rounder and thinks he'll have a great future, it's just that you can't pass up the opportunity to land a player like Manning.

Fair enough, but here's the thing: if Manning plays three more years, when he finally retires in 2014, Locker will be a free agent. As we mentioned Wednesday, that's not exactly the best use of an eighth-overall pick.
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lol Ole Bud's cheese has done slipped off of his cracker. Manning won't have to throw another ball and will get to bank Bud's fortune.
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Default Re: Bud Adams reportedly offers Peyton Manning "contract for life"

Doesn't this seem like an infringement on the salary cap? Why not offer every player you can't afford to fit under the cap a "contract for life"? Players might be more willing to take a cap friendly deal if the owner offers them some type of retirement incentive.
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Doesn't this seem like an infringement on the salary cap? Why not offer every player you can't afford to fit under the cap a "contract for life"? Players might be more willing to take a cap friendly deal if the owner offers them some type of retirement incentive.
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The man is 89 years old. At this point all of his contracts are for life....his anyway.
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Who's life? Peyton's or Bud's?? If it's Bud's life it could be a short season for Manning if he signs that deal.

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Default Re: Bud Adams reportedly offers Peyton Manning "contract for life"

MODS,

I would suggest that we merge this thread with the "Derby" thread.......and wait until Peyton makes his final decision to start a new one.
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I would suggest that we merge this thread with the "Derby" thread.......and wait until Peyton makes his final decision to start a new one.
Fine with me. I figured it would be after I found out this info was already in that other thread.
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Two Manning threads pale in comparison to the 67 Mario threads.

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Didn't he once give Bill Peterson a "contract for life".

And then fired him the next year. LOL
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Didn't he once give Bill Peterson a "contract for life".

And then fired him the next year. LOL
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Frazier was only a rookie, he explained. And now the pilot was going to have to "drop a few." Frazier figured he was a goner, for sure.
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Peyton walks away from Bud's entire fortune to be a Bronco.

Sorry, this Bud's not for you!


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#Titans planned pre-free agency to sign Mario Williams. Scrapped due to meddlesome owner. Bud Adams may very well have cost his team Mario.

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