When Peyton Manning became a free agent following his release from the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, he had one request for his agent while trying to find a new team: He didn't want to be paid more than Tom Brady.

Tom Condon, Manning's agent, relayed the story of Manning's free agency in an interview with MMQB.com.

Condon said with a dozen teams interested in Manning's services, he believed he would be able to secure a deal of $25 million per season for the future Hall of Fame quarterback, who would pick the team he would play for before any negotiations ensued.

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

"$18 million a year," Condon replied, according to MMQB.com.

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