DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Super Bowl win worth another $2 million for Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will make an additional $2 million in bonus money if the Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN, Manning restructured his contract last March, slashing $4 million from his base salary. But the pay cut came with a bet on himself: If the Broncos won the AFC Championship and Super Bowl this season, Manning would earn back all $4 million.

He’s already secured $2 million of the lost money for beating the New England Patriots last Sunday. Manning would earn another $2 million and all $19 million of his base salary in 2015-16 if the Broncos are able to secure one more win in two weeks.

Money certainly isn’t of great worry to Manning, who has made over $250 million in career earnings over his 18-year NFL career. According to Forbes, Manning made another $12 million in off-the-field income just last year. He’s a current partner with companies such as Papa Johns, Buick, DirecTV, Gatorade and Nationwide.

And Manning needs no monetary incentive.

The 39-year-old has a chance to win a second Super Bowl ring and cement his legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time. For Manning, the opportunity is worth its weight in gold.

An extra $2 million can buy a lot of things, but it’ll be the last thing on Manning’s mind if he’s unable to beat the Panthers in Santa Clara.

Zach Kruse

About Zach Kruse

Zach is the associate editor at The Sports Daily. He also covers the NFL for Bleacher Report and CheeseheadTV.

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