Peyton Manning made an extra $2 million by beating the Patriots — and he can still make $2 million more

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In the offseason, the Denver Broncos asked Peyton Manning to reduce his $19 million salary to help the team address other positions of need.

The two sides settled on a $4 million reduction, but it came with an asterisk: Manning could make back that money by making the Super Bowl and winning it.

On Sunday, in the Broncos' shocking win over the Patriots in the AFC Championship, Manning earned back $2 million of his pay cut. If the Broncos win the Super Bowl in two weeks, Manning will make back the extra $2 million left over.

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Peyton Manning made an extra $2 million by beating the Patriots — and he can still make $2 million more
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning (18) of the Denver Broncos runs and gains 11 yards and a first down in the third quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2015. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots throws a pass in the fourth quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2016. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Quarterback Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots gets sacked by outside linebacker Von Miller (58) of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2015. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Julian Edelman (11) of the New England Patriots gets hit by Shiloh Keo (33) of the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2016. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Quarterback Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots gets disrupted by linebacker Shane Ray (56) of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2015. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Quarterback Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots is sacked by outside linebacker Von Miller (58) of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2015. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Darryl Roberts (28) of the New England Patriots lets the ball go through his hands for an incompletion in the fourth quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2016. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning (18) of the Denver Broncos throws down field in the fourth quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2016. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) of the New England Patriots gains 12 yards and a first down in the third quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2015. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Logan Ryan (26) of the New England Patriots bats a pass away from Demaryius Thomas (88) of the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2016. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on late in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning (18) of the Denver Broncos takes the field in the fourth quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2016. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) of the New England Patriots gains 9 yards in the third quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2015. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning (18) of the Denver Broncos yells during the fourth quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2015. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Jordan Norwood (11) of the Denver Broncos reaches for an overthrown ball in the third quarter. The Denver Broncos played the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on January 24, 2016. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks off the field after being defeated by the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speak after the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speak after the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots speak after the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speak after the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and father Archie Manning walk off the field after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: The Denver Broncos cheerleaders celebrate after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operation for the Denver Broncos John Elway holds up the Lamar Hunt Trophy with former Bronco Terrell Davis after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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While Manning had arguably the worst season of his career while only starting only nine games, he did a solid enough job to help the Broncos knock off the Patriots. He only had 176 yards with a 53% completion rate, but he threw two touchdowns, and more importantly, didn't throw an interception.

While the Broncos' defense were the real heroes against the Patriots, Manning was good enough to "manage the game," and it's fair to say Denver wouldn't be going to the Super Bowl without his help.

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