I think everyone, including Peyton, understood the business issues of owning 130 million, with the medical issues , and the ability to draft Luck. You almost have to take the long term view.
Where I differ are the constant comments about the one Super Bowl ring . Bob Kravitz tweeted it right, Denver built the monster, and the Colts are still working on it. Well Peyton got his second ring, but some of what happened to Peyton in Indy, mediocre defenses , have surfaced again to affect Luck, as well as a terrible O line that got him hurt.
Polian and Manning are gone, one to the HOF, one to a SB win with a rival team. This second ring deal doesn't fit anymore, because if you put the right team around him, Peyton was capable of getting you multiple Championships .
Also, if it was sincerely a win/ win, and it's all chummy, where are the congratulatory tweets ?
Looking at their schedule, they played only four playoff teams on the season. Before the SB, their only loss was by one point to the Pats. I don`t see them repeating next season the success that had this year but will be in the thick of things. I doubt Cam duplicates those numbers next season.