Peyton Manning instructed his agent to not ask for more money than Tom Brady when he negotiated his new contract in 2012.

When Manning decided to sign with the Denver Broncos, he asked his agent Tom Condon: "What does Tom Brady make?"

"$18 million a year," Condon replied, according to

"Then I don't want to make a penny more than that," Manning said.

The Broncos' offer was for $19.4 million annually.

Condon believed he could command $25 million per season for Manning.