The Broncos signed Manning to a five-year, $96 million deal that runs through the 2016 season in March of 2012. In May 2013, the Broncos purchased insurance to cover the team in the event Manning did not play in the 2014 season due to an injury suffered during the 2013 season that wasn't related to his surgically repaired neck.
The Broncos added the policy after Manning passed a postseason exam on his neck in early 2013. That 2013 exam kicked in a $20 million guaranteed salary for 2013 and a $20 million guaranteed salary for 2014, to go with some salary advances along the way. The insurance policy is for the 2014 season and covers the team for $10 million of that salary if Manning does not play in 2014 because of a non-neck injury he suffered at some point in the 2013 season or postseason.
Manning was also asked Sunday about the idea of going out as a champion in the event the Broncos won the Super Bowl.
"I know there is a number of players that have walked away as champions," Manning said. "I'm sure that's a great feeling for those people, John Elway, Ray Lewis did it last year, Micheal Strahan. In talking to Ray Lewis and in talking to John Elway, they couldn't play any more, that was all they had to give. They truly left it all out there."
Information from ESPN.com Jets reporter Rich Cimini was used in this report.