Andrew Brandt of the National Football post has spent the last two days looking at the contract situations for both Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and New England’s Tom Brady, and discusses a variety of subjects that stand in the way of getting the two deals done.

Part I of this series looks at the two situations and their relationships with ownership and management, while Part II looks at the financial implications in place that are preventing the deals from getting done.

They’re both very insightful, so be sure to check them out.