Peyton Manning Would Make $2M With Win Vs. Patriots In AFC Championship

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning

Photo via Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Peyton Manning will be playing for $2 million Sunday when the Broncos take on the New England Patriots in Denver.

The Broncos quarterback took a pay cut before the 2015 season, reducing his base salary to $15 million from its previous $19 million. However, Manning’s restructured contract included two new incentives that would allow him to earn that money back.

Manning will receive $2 million if the Broncos win the AFC Championship Game and another $2 million if they win Super Bowl 50, according to FOX Sports. So, Tom Brady and the Patriots don’t just stand between Manning and an AFC title, but a major payday as well.

Currently, the Patriots are favored to move on to the Super Bowl, so things aren’t looking good for Manning. We have a feeling he will be all right either way, though, as he’s earned over $244 million in his career in salary alone, according to Spotrac.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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