Eli Manning Becomes Highest-Paid Player In Football

August 5, 2009 at 2:03 pm 1 comment


A source has reported to ESPN that Eli Manning and the New York Giants have reached a deal that will make Manning the highest-paid player in the National Football League.

The six-year contract, worth a reported $97 million, will keep Manning with the Giants through the 2015 season and will include a reported $35 million in guaranteed cash.

Eli was named the Super Bowl MVP in 2008 when the Giants came from behind to defeat the New England Patriots. Although, you may better remember him from the 2004 NFL Draft when he was selected first overall by the San Diego Chargers. But, rather than follow the rules and play for the team that selected him, Eli cried and cried and threatened to sit out unless he was traded. Ever since then, Eli has been on my personal sh*t list.

 Does one football fan’s view of a guy really matter? Of course not, I’ve never met the guy and probably never will. But crying and pouting until you get your way is suppose to end in preschool. Eli is still a baby. And for those who think I’m coming off as an ‘Eli-Hater’…you’re right.

In no way am I convinced that Eli Manning is worth more than his brother Peyton. Not only is Peyton better overall (strategizing, mechanics, managing, leading, etc.), but I would argue that a few other quarterbacks from around the league could have started for the 2008 New York Giants and they would have still been Super Bowl Champs. Eli overpaid? I think so.


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  • 1. Richie  |  August 5, 2009 at 2:26 pm

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    My name is Richie Denis, I’m the director of business development at MVN.com.
    I found your blog in a Giants google search. I was wondering if perhaps you’d be interesting in establishing your blog at MVN.
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    Richie Denis
    Director of Business Development
    Most Valuable Network


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