Colt’s owner Jim Irsay insists that he still has not made a decision on the future of Peyton Manning, according to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.
“There has been no decision,” Irsay told King. “This thing is still up in the air. I guarantee you I have not made the decision.”
Before a $28 million roster bonus is due to Manning on March 8, Irsay must make his decision in the coming weeks whether to keep Manning a Colt. As Irsay has already made several personnel changes, ridding coaches who spent most of their careers with Manning in Indy, King states, “it’s fair to assume that Manning may have played his last game for the Colts.” As Irsay contemplates releasing Manning, many teams have shown interest in acquiring the potential free agent. In 2010, the 35-year old quarterback threw for 4,700 total yards and 33 touchdowns leading his team to the playoffs with a 10-6 record.