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.