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NFL: Why People Who Bash Indianapolis Colts’ Peyton Manning Just Don’t Get It

Published by Tim Daniels on March 18, 2011
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

There have been several articles on Bleacher Report over the past few weeks taking aim at Peyton Manning for “demanding” the largest contract in NFL history. The individuals who wrote those articles don't understand the first thing about Manning or the National Football League Players Association.

It's true that Manning will receive the largest contract in the history of the NFL whenever the lockout ends and teams are allowed to re-sign players. That doesn't mean he demanded it, however.

The fact of the matter is he has no choice.

Think about the ramifications that would ripple through the entire league if Manning didn't ask for the highest-paid distinction.

It is the job of the players, especially those considered “elite” at their positions, to demand top dollar upon reaching free agency. ...

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