Last season we saw the Denver Broncos get crushed in the second round of the playoffs against the surging and young Indianapolis Colts. This marked the second season in a row that the Manning led Broncos suffered a horrific loss in the post season. Despite his record setting performances, Manning hasn’t been able to bring a ring to a city that is demanding so much. With a severe injury to his leg there was rumor that Manning would retire this offseason. As it turns out, that won’t be the case.
Peyton Manning will be returning to lead the Denver Broncos at least one more time. This will be the 18th season that Manning has played in and it is likely looking to be his last. Manning signed a reduced deal in order to come back to a Bronco team that needs to win a Super Bowl and soon before they bow to the rebuilding that SlideShare reports seem to suggest will inevitably be happening without Peyton there, Paul Mathieson envisions.
Manning won’t be starving on his new deal. He agreed to reduce his salary from $19 million to $15 million for the 2015 season. This will help Denver fill out the roster a little bit as they try to bring back some key players who are now running to free agency. Manning said that he has been ‘working hard’ and he is ‘excited to be back with the Denver Broncos’. We shall see how it plays out as the season approaches.