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Eli’s extension

August
5

Guess Eli Manning will be picking up the check a lot from now on, given that he’s agreed to terms on a six-year extension worth approximately $97 million. That makes him the richest player in the NFL, a mark that will probably be surpassed by someone on some other team (Tom Brady? Peyton Manning?) in the near future.

About $35 million of that is believed to be guaranteed. But the important thing here is that Manning will be locked down through 2015, which has to be a nice feeling for the folks in charge. Better to have a franchise quarterback in the house than, oh, what the Jets have—two unproven guys, one a rookie, battling it out for the starting job.

EP

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 12:59 pm by Ernie Palladino. Print Print | Email Email
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3 Responses to “Eli’s extension”

  1. Joey L

    Couldn’t the Maras just have matched Peyton or Brady’s salaries instead of going over the top?

  2. FlGMenFan

    joey – can’t give the guy a few bucks for inflation?

  3. Joey L

    From what I remember the Maras usually take care of their players. Not overly familiar with the NFL cap rules but just hoping that if we’re a player away from Another One (I am greedy right?) that $ isn’t an issue then either..

    I’m still in bliss mode for another 4 seasons.

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