Football Newbie wrote:the difference between football and baseball is that almighty salary cap. While there might only be a few players in the NFL with THAT big of contracts in the whole NFL, IE Vick, LT, Portis, Baseball has tons. The yankees pay all there players a manning like salary.
You forgot another factor. There no such thing as a guarantee contract in the nfl. The only money manning actually gets is made from the signing bonus, so far. Remember, Colts can always reconstruct it to fit the cap.