The Denver Broncos added an insurance clause to quarterback Peyton Manning’s contract as protection in case Manning could not play in 2014.
The Broncos submitted the contract with revised language to the NFL on Thursday.
Manning’s salary and salary cap numbers do not change.
When Manning was on the roster at the start of the 2013 league year in March, his $20-million salaries in the upcoming season and 2014 became guaranteed, though 2014 could be voided should Manning reinjure his neck in 2013.
With the revised contract language, the Broncos have insurance protection in case of any major injury that would prevent Manning from playing.
“It has no effect on the financial aspects of Peyton’s contract, and it was expected once the guarantee came into play,” Manning’s agent Tom Condon said. “They’d certainly want to protect themselves in case of injury.”
Manning, who turned 37 in March, had no health issues in 2012, his first year with the Broncos, and passed a physical after last season.
Manning is signed through 2016, though each of the final two years of his contract (each with a $19-million salary) could be voided if the team cuts him before the new league year begins.
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