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Peyton Manning Surgery: Did Colts Make Mistake by Signing Him to Monster Deal?

Published by on September 9, 2011
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Colts didn't seem to do all of their homework before inking Peyton Manning to a five-year, $90 million deal. While he's one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, brought a ring to Indianapolis and has carried the franchise over the years, three neck surgeries in 19 months should have been a red flag.

Pro Football Talk reports that the Colts didn't even make Manning pass a physical. Either they knew the risks already and felt Manning was worthy of an extension regardless, or felt he would be fully recovered.

The latter seems to be the more likely scenario, as Manning's third procedure seems to come as a bit of a surprise to all parties involved. If the Colts would have known Manning was going to be out a significant amount of time i...

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