Two-time Super Bowl winner Eli Manning is set to earn $17 million in the final year of his contract before becoming a free agent. To secure his services, the pro-bowler is seeking a salary larger than the $22 million Aaron Rodgers is currently being paid.
Manning is entering negotiations at a time when Philip Rivers was handed a 4-year, $65 million deal from the Chargers, and Ben Roethlisberger was given an $83 million, 4-year contract.
Entering the 2015-2016 NFL season, Eli Manning isn’t at the top of the QB ranks, but that doesn’t mean he won’t have the street cred to secure an even larger QB deal. In his 11 seasons with the Giant the star QB has won two Super Bowl ring.
According to Manning’s agent there isn’t anyone else “who could handle that New York media and the scrutiny and all the pressure that goes with that the way that [Manning] does.”
With a lack of second string QB talent around the NFL at the moment, the Giants are likely to secure a front loaded deal with a bonus structure that makes sense for securing their QB 1. Sure he won’t be the highest paid QB based on annual salary, but he can at least brag about earning the most cash on paper.