Looks like the Eli Manning will be staying with the New York Giants for a while longer as they have agreed in principle to a four year contract extension worth $84 millions. The contracts which had been held up for some time was held because of a no-trade clause which is now plart of the new contract.
As mentioned last Tuesday, Manning had hoped to get the contract finalized before the Giant’s first game of the regular NFL season as he is not a “big fan of keeping negotiation going during the season. I’m hoping that if this thing is going to get done, it’s going to get done very quickly.
Earlier this season, there was a rumor going around the online sportsbook world that Manning was comfortable playing out his final year of his 6 year, $97.5 million contract extension but that he wanted to be paid more than any quarterback in the NFL.
These rumors where of course denied by Manning saying that these reports were wrong.
Timing is everything as his contract extension comes at a time when many other quarterbacks have also been in salary discussions with several of them seeing significant increase in their pay. Some examples are Rogers with $22 millions and Roethlisberger with $21.8 million.
Manning is of course a solid part of the New York Giants thanks to his leadership, he has gotten them to two Super Bowl Victories and his stats have always been high.