Colts president Bill Polian appeared on Sirius NFL Radio on Tuesday and talked about what Colts owner Jim Irsay has said will be the largest contract in the history of the NFL.
Peyton Manning's deal, which is set to expire after 2010, is expected to be part of the Tom Brady negotiations. The two players are the best in the NFL and both have contracts set to expire after this season.
So will Polian and the Colts wait on Brady to do his deal?
"No," Polian responded. "No, we're not. We really don't do much of that anyway, but we've been clearly focused here on what we do for Peyton and how he fits for us, and it really has no bearing on what anyone else does."
Like the Brady negotiations, one of the most difficult parts of this will be the uncertain labor landscape that's upon us.