Phelan M. Ebenhack, Associated Press
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, left, congratulates Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) after an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The Jaguars defeated the Colts 19-13.

Peyton Manning plans to focus on rehab work while the Indianapolis Colts hierarchy has to make some tough calls in the next few months.

The four-time league MVP missed the entire season after having neck surgery Sept. 8, his third neck procedure in 19 months.

Following the Colts' 19-13 season-ending loss Sunday at Jacksonville, Manning told reporters his No. 1 priority is getting healthy and that he owes that to the Colts, the team that signed him to a new five-year, $90 million contract in July. The Colts must decide whether to pay Manning a $28 million bonus in early March or he could become an unrestricted free agent.

Manning started throwing with teammates in mid-December and says he could pass the team physical now.