Finances sealed Manning's fate
Keeping veteran QB and drafting Luck would have cost Indy $51 million for 2012
The dye is now cast. It would have been a dramatic upset if Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay exercised the option to extend Peyton Manning's contract for four more years by Thursday's deadline. All the signs pointed toward a separation; now the marriage between the Colts and Manning appears to have ended.
Like most decisions in sports, the reason for this one comes down to money. Beyond the back and forth about Manning's neck condition, this decision was ultimately ...
Read full story
The NFL on ESPN.com