La Canfora adds that this situation has the “potential for things to escalate down the stretch.”
“We know this much — he’s not going to go quietly,” said a source close to the situation. “He’s going to have to be dealt with.”
Manning is reportedly determined to play again in 2015, once his plantar fascia has healed, but this could all come down to play of Brock Osweiler.
“They are not going to be bullied into doing anything they don’t want to do, by anyone,” one team source tells La Canfora.
Beyond that, La Canfora mentions that it’s “highly unlikely” Manning will return to the Broncos in 2015.
Manning, 39, is in the fourth year of his five-year, $96 million contract that included $18 million guaranteed. He’ll make base salaries of $15 million in 2015 and another $19 million next year.
On the season, Manning has thrown for 2,180 yards while completing 59.9 percent of his passes to go along with nine touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
We’ll have more regarding Manning’s return and future with the Broncos as the news is available.