Peyton Manning and the 10 Biggest Free Agents in the History of Sports

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Peyton Manning and the 10 Biggest Free Agents in the History of Sports
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Manning is set to reach free agency for the first time in his career

After being released by the Colts, many have wondered if Peyton Manning is the biggest free agent in the history of professional sports. Even in his mid-30s, if he is healthy, Manning is one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

Ranking free agents goes beyond mere ability, though. Teams also have to consider things like age, price and marketability. While Manning may be the best player ever to reach free agency, he will be 36 going into next season, and there are still question marks about his health.

Still, there is no doubt Manning will get calls from every quarterback-needy team in the NFL. There is no doubt that the Manning sweepstakes will have a massive impact on not only the team that signs him, but the entire NFL. 

But is Manning the biggest free agent ever? He's certainly on the list. Here are the 10 biggest free agents, along with some honorable mentions, in the history of sports. 

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