While the Broncos may be dealing with a salary cap investigation, rises in the cap coupled with their unmatched ability to put together massive third party deals with sponsors in Brisbane would make it very hard for the Manly Sea Eagles to match the offer.
Cherry-Evans is a young premiership winning halfback, he is now Queensland starting halfback which is a role I think he will not give back to Cooper Cronk, and there is no doubt he will end up being the Australian halfback in the not too distant future. He should be one of the games highest paid players and if the Manly Sea Eagles want to retain him they need to pay him what he is worth.
There has been a lot of talk around Rugby League circles recently that Anthony Watmough has been upset with Daly Cherry-Evans for not taking a pay cut like other Sea Eagles player have over the years. This news that the Broncos are looking to make such a massive offer to Cherry-Evans should put that ridiculous argument into perspective.