Eli Manning and the New York Giants are finalizing a new four-year contract extension worth up to $84 million, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
Sources: #Giants & QB Eli Manning are finalizing a 4-year, $84M extension that could be signed tomorrow. Just a few details to hammer out.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2015
This deal obviously ensures the 34-year-old Manning will remain with the G-Men for the considerable future.
Manning is coming off a season where he threw for 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. His 92.1 passer rating ranked 15th overall among NFL quarterbacks.
On one hand, Manning is a fairly accomplished player. He has two Super Bowl rings and the Giants have no better realistic alternatives at quarterback. On the other hand, the Giants have gone 13-19 the past two years and the Tom Coughlin era might be growing stale. Manning isn't too far removed from the 2013 season where he threw 18 touchdowns to an NFL-leading 27 interceptions.
The Eagles have gotten the best of Manning during Chip Kelly's tenure:
Eli Manning vs. Chip Kelly’s Eagles: 1-3 record, 90/167 (53.4%), 6.95 yards/attempt, 3 TD, 4 INT, 73.2 average passer rating.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) September 10, 2015
Manning's big contract is just another reminder that the Eagles will owe Sam Bradford a lot of money if the quarterback plays well this season. The two sides are reportedly no longer negotiating a short-term extension.