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Irsay: Manning could get 5-year or 6-year deal

Updated: February 17, 2011, 8:15 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning could still be raking in the big bucks at age 40.

On Thursday, at a hastily called news conference, Colts owner Jim Irsay said he expects Manning to sign a record-setting deal before next season. Tom Brady currently holds the distinction for the highest annual average salary after agreeing to a four-year deal worth $18 million per year in September.

Manning's deal will not only be richer but also longer.

"I think six years is certainly a possibility, ...

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