Great news for football fans, as the New York Giants have decided to re-sign Eli Manning onto their squad. The newly drafted contract would give Manning $86 million, with $65 million in guarantees, and would be for 4 years. On top of it all, the contract also has a no-trade clause, ensuring that one of the top NFL quarterbacks won’t switch teams until his contract has ended.
Despite Manning trying to become the highest paid player in the NFL, this seems to be a good deal for the team and the player. His is not the only big deal going down, as this deal is similar to that of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Manning may not be able to boast to be the highest paid player in the League, but he comes in a close third. He still has many years in his prime, so it wouldn’t be surprising if he was able to get an even better deal in 4 years; of course that would depend on how well he performs during that time.
The top four paid signal-callers are:
- Aaron Rodgers, Packers ($22 million)
- Russell Wilson, Seahawks ($21.9 million)
- Eli Manning, Giants ($21 million)
- Philip Rivers, Chargers ($20.8 million)
No one does know if Manning is the best quarterback in the league, as that is something hard to quantify, but he does have a great amount of accomplishments during his career:
- Started in every game during 11 seasons.
- Has nearly all Giants passing records including, most passing yards, touchdown passes and completed passes.
- Two Super Bowl MVP awards, along with the Super Bowl championship wins.
The Giants are still quite excited to have Manning on their roster for another 4 years, and it should prove to be very successful, especially with that track record. Let’s see how it works out during this season of football, and the next three years as well.