DENVER — Peyton Manning is one of the highest paid players in the NFL, with a salary approaching $20 million dollars this season. Imagine the bills you could pay, if you had that kind of money.
Well, imagine no longer – because a real estate blogger has done just that. He’s figured out a way to calculate just how many great Peyton plays it would take to pay off your house. He calls it the Manning Mortgage Calculator.
“It was kind of a really difficult idea to come up with. But we eventually got to the point of looking at his salary, and looking at his statistics, to figure out how many passes and touchdown throws it would take to pay off your mortgage,” said Travis Sowrie, the writer for the Movoto.com real estate blog, who came up with the calculator.
He crunched the numbers – taking Peyton’s passing and touchdown statistics for the last three seasons he started, and divided them by his $19.2 million dollar salary.
It’s staggering. If you break down Peyton’s paycheck, he makes $559,277 per touchdown. He makes $46,376 for every pass completed. Heck, he even makes $31,423 for every pass he throws, whether he completes it or not.
“I just shook my head i was like oh my gosh… It’s amazing what they make,” said Sowrie after he did the math,
Using those numbers, Sowrie developed the calculator for fun, so you could see how long it would take Peyton to pay off your house.
Let’s say you have a $125,000 mortgage. Peyton could pay that off with just three pass completions, 4 passing attempts, 31 yards passing, or one touchdown.
Say your house cost $450,000? Peyton could still pay that off, with just one touchdown.
This fun idea is one way for Sowrie, a Colts fan, to take his mind off the heartbreak Peyton caused him when the legendary quarterback left to become a Denver Bronco.
“Basically I feel like I grew up with him, I was at his very first game, I watched him throw his very first touchdown. He’s the best quarterback ever, and so he’s always going to have a special place in my heart,” Sowrie said.
To figure out how long it would take for Peyton to pay off your house, click on the link to the Manning Mortgage Calculator here: http://www.movoto.com/blog/novelty-real-estate/pay-off-your-mortgage-with-peyton-manning/AlertMe