The latest in the Peyton Manning saga comes from Colts owner Jim Irsay. Irsay has now come out and stated that the Colts would love for Peyton Manning to complete his career in Indianapolis, but Peyton would have to restructure his contract.
Translation: It’s all on you, Peyton.
“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.”
“There’s no question it can be worked out if he wants to be here,’’ said Irsay, who has concerns over Manning’s long-term health. “It can work if he wants to come back and can get back to being the old Peyton.”
Ooooo, Jim. You sly dog you. But I can’t say I blame him on this.
During Super Bowl week, Peyton attempted to make Irsay look like the bad guy by leaking that doctors had cleared him to play. Irsay is just returning the favor.
From the beginning I was under the belief that this wouldn’t end well and this move by Irsay, while it was a brilliant one, pretty much guarantees it won’t.