Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Colts' Jim Irsay wants Manning back, but there's a "but"

Colts owner Jim Irsay says team 'would love to have' QB Peyton Manning back 
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Owner Jim Irsay is open to Peyton Manning remaining with the Indianapolis Colts and finishing his NFL career where it began, but the ultimate decision will rest with wether the iconic quarterback is willing to restructure his contract.

“We can make it work if he wants to be here,’’ Irsay said today. “We’d be excited to have him back and finish his career with us. “I want him to be able to make the choice. We would love to have him back here if he can get healthy and we can look at doing a contract that reflects the uncertainty of the . . . healing process with the regeneration of the nerve.’’

Irsay expects to meet with Manning within the next seven days to discuss Manning’s career with the Colts. Manning is due a $28 million option bonus by March 8 that activates the final four years of the five-year, $90 million contract he signed in July. If Irsay does not pay the bonus, the NFL’s only four-time MVP becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Read the full article here.

In case you missed it this morning, go here to see what one reporter thinks is a likely destination for Manning should he decide not to restructure.