Brother, can you spare a dime?
Peyton Manning earned back half of the $4 million pay cut he accepted last winter by leading the Denver Broncos back to the Super Bowl. He can recoup the rest with a win over Carolina in two weeks. Manning agreed to GM John Elway’s request that he reduce his 2015 salary to $15 million. But he did so with the caveat that he could earn back every penny by getting to and winning Super Bowl 50. Each member of the Broncos earned $46,000 Sunday when they beat New England 20-18. The Super Bowl winners each get $102,000 and the losing team’s individual share is $51,000. A windfall for some players, pocket change for others. Manning earned $882,352 each week during the regular season.