NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora updated the contract situations for Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Chris Johnson on “NFL Total Access”.
Both Brady and Manning will be entering the final years of their respective contracts in 2010. The contracts they eventually sign will set the market for every other free-agent quarterback, and it’s thought (maybe expected) that each could get $20 million per season despite the labor uncertainty surrounding the league.
Colts owner Jim Irsay has been vocal throughout the offseason with his intentions regarding manning. As he first reported in March, La Canfora told Total Access he expects the Colts to sit down with Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, in late May or June to begin negotiations.
The situation around Brady’s contract is less clear, although Patriots owner Robert Kraft reiterated his thoughts from March again Tuesday, telling The Boston Globe he expects Brady to be in New England long-term.