What is he going to do with all of this stinking money?
Having announced he's leaving the NFL, Peyton Manning retires as the highest paid NFL player of all time.
Over the course of his career, Manning collected $249 million in football career earnings and an estimated $150 million on off-field endorsements and licensing deals. To date, Manning has made about $400 million over the course of his 18-year career.
Now that he's retired, his brother Eli is actually the highest paid active player in the NFL, with career earnings totaling $188 million. While this is still an absolutely insane amount of money, it comes in a solid $61 million short of his older brother. Sorry again little Eli, you’ll always be in big brother’s shadow …
Though it will be hard for the Broncos to move on without The Sheriff, we're sure he'll have a much harder time deciding what to do with all his stinking money.
There have been plenty of rumors circulating that he'd like to own an NFL team, but NFL teams are much more expensive than even Peyton can afford. Obviously, the ultimate solution to this problem is for him and his ol’ pal Papa John to go halfsies on a team.
Who wouldn’t support the San Diego Supremes — the world’s first professional sports team named after a type of pizza? Everyone loves pizza. Certainly the failing Chargers organization would benefit with Papa Peyton as their owner. The team’s motto could be “Better ingredients. Better football.” Its perfect.