Re: Irsay: Talking regularly with Manning about staying with team.
The major problem is that the signing bonus affects the next 4 years which means he is untradeable. The dead money will count against the cap regardless of his health for the next 4 years and thats the trick. His base salary is only around 7-10 million but his signing and bonus money is around 10 million a year and all of that is spread out over the length of the contract.
Originally Posted by Since86
Here is a break down of his contract.
Its not "just" this years cap numbers.. Its next year and the year after that determine what money the colts will have to sign their FA's.