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Peyton Manning: A Refreshing Example of a Player Earning His Pay

Published by on June 8, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Whatever Peyton Manning wants, he should get.

He has certainly done everything to earn it.

This isn't a fan article, melting over a local hero. This isn't a beat reporter fawning over a quarterback who finally answered one of his questions. This isn't a national columnist who texts daily with NFL superstars, blurring the line of journalistic integrity.

This is a frank look from an unbiased observer who appreciates good quarterbacking—not to mention patience.

Manning makes a lot of money. He earns millions of dollars coming from the Colts, along with endorsements from DirecTV, Oreo, Mastercard, Sprint, Al's Toy Barn, Temecula Septic Treatment, and whatever else he lends his southern drawl to.

Peyton Manning is recession proof.

Still, when talking about NFL contracts, it is almost always about pride.

Players like Reggie Wayne, Darrelle Revis, and Chris Johnson are at the top of their respective games, and are ready to be paid li...

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