Giants to let Eli Manning play out final year of contract?
By Rachel Wold
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has one year remaining on his six-year, $97.5 million contract that takes him through the end of the 2015 season.
The Giants are reportedly comfortable with Manning calling the signals once again for the team this year, even though both sides have not come close to any type of agreement on a contract extension.
Manning was a member of the 2004 NFL draft class that included Ben Roethlisberger, who just recently inked a massive contract extension. Philip Rivers, whose status beyond this year remains undetermined, was also a member of that draft class.
As for Manning, he is likely hoping for an agreement that would match or surpass Big Ben’s five-year, $99 million deal. However, the Giants do not seem to be willing jump into that fire just yet.
This past season saw Manning put up 4,410 yards with a career-high 30 touchdowns and just 14 interceptions.
Starting his second year under offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, Manning seems to be on the upswing. The addition of Odell Beckham Jr. to the team last year also enhanced Manning’s productivity.
It seems that the Giants want to invest in keeping Manning with the team for another four or five years. However, they don't seem to be in a hurry to assure that happens.
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