The New York Giants signed quarterback Eli Manning to a new six-year, $97 million contract extension on Wednesday, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Manning will also make $35 million in guarantees.
Last year, Manning completed 289 of 479 pass attempts for 3,238 yards, 21 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and also compiled an 86.4 QB ratings. Those numbers certainly weren’t record-breaking, but Manning did get the Giants to the playoffs for the fourth time in the last four years.
It’s going to be hard finding those who believe Manning should be the highest paid player in the NFL, but considering he was going to be a free agent at the end of the year, the Giants might have had little choice. After all, if the Giants didn’t pay the former Super Bowl MVP, some team will.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have listed the Giants’ odds to win the 2010 Super Bowl at 10/1 and the NFC Championship at 4/1.
Posted: 8/5/09 10:00PM ET