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Giants, Eli striking a long-term deal

After months of rumors that the Giants were poised to lock up quarterback Eli Manning for the long haul, it finally has happened.

According to Jay Glazer of FOX, Manning and the team are on the verge of agreeing to a six-year extension worth $97.5 million.

Glazer reports that the deal includes $35 million in guaranteed money.

Factoring in the $9.4 million in base salary that Manning already was due to earn in 2009, the annual average of the seven-year, $106.9 million arrangement is $15.2 million.

Though Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers will earn more this season under his one-year franchise tender, Manning’s contract represents the biggest multi-year average that any NFL player has received.

On the surface, Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth’s seven-year, $100 million deal comes close, but the reality is that it’s only (only?) a four-year, $48 million package.  And the $102 million deal given last year to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger covers eight seasons.

As our own Tom Curran pointed out last month, the Manning deal likely will be the first big-money domino to fall in an ongoing string of record-setting quarterback contracts.

Next up?  Philip Rivers.  Then Tom Brady.  Then Eli’s big brother, again.

UPDATE:  Albert Breer of SportingNews.com confirms the numbers first reported by Glazer.  It’s a seven-year, $106.9 million deal, with $35 million guaranteed.

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  1. gameday says: Aug 5, 2009 8:16 AM

    OVERRATED
    And now OVERPAID

  2. steelberger1 says: Aug 5, 2009 8:21 AM

    WOW!
    Eli Manning, the guy with a career passer rating of 76.1…the guy with a career completion percentage of 55.9…is the highest paid QB in the league.
    That is awesome.

  3. KingJoe! says: Aug 5, 2009 8:26 AM

    Well 35 million is a lot of money for 23 tds a year, but damn son if you can get it. The only downside is that with all the new Obama taxes to pay for govt healthcare, government made cars, government run insurance, he will end up with $1.35.

  4. ShowMeYourTDS says: Aug 5, 2009 8:30 AM

    who will have a better overall career??
    ELI VS PEYTON
    and if i was Archie, wow two of the best QBS in the league came from my super semen

  5. TheDPR says: Aug 5, 2009 8:49 AM

    What are the Gints thinking? This dude peaked a couple years ago and even then he was erratic and inconsistent. Now, without Plax or any legitimate weapon to throw to, watch how he stumbles around in mediocrity.
    Then people will say that he sucks now because he’s gotten paid, forgetting that he was never worth the money in the first place.
    Wow. Dumb move, Giants.

  6. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 9:07 AM

    What, no mention of Tony Romo? Don’t worry, it’ll come.

  7. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 5, 2009 9:08 AM

    Waste of money. However, what are they going to do? Beg for Rivers and Merriman back. hahaha

  8. Brohamma says: Aug 5, 2009 9:14 AM

    I wonder if Urlacher thinks Eli is a “pussy” too?
    He’s a rich one now.

  9. tkebean says: Aug 5, 2009 9:19 AM

    Wow. Eli isn’t even a top 5 QB in the league and he’s the highest paid. So he won 1 superbowl…so did Trent Dilfer. His stats show he should paid like Matt Cassel.
    Better QBs (in no particular order)
    P. Manning
    Brady
    Roethlisberger
    Brees
    McNabb
    Palmer
    Rivers
    Romo
    Cutler
    Rodgers
    Warner
    Ok…he’s not even in the top 10!!!! So I guess all of the above are underpaid?

  10. AdamEagle5 says: Aug 5, 2009 9:20 AM

    Good news for Eagles fans haha. Elisha sucks! Surely not in the top 15… maybe not even in top 20 after this year (Sanchez/Stafford could edge him out)

  11. Jintsbowl says: Aug 5, 2009 9:22 AM

    Peaked a couple years ago….what the bleep are you talking about? Last year was his best statisitical year.
    He’s been to the playoffs every year as a starter. Can you guys say that about your QB’s??
    Yea it’s more then one would expect, but if the team can afford it, then there shouldn’t be an issue.
    It may be the best on average per year contract, but we all know that will be broken next year and the year after and within a couple years…his contract won’t even look the way it does today.
    They probably could have paid him less but he’s a class act guy who has got the job done every year, not too mention a Super Bowl in which he had two 4th quarter TD drives that put the Giants ahead. Only one other QB has done that in Super Bowl history and that’s Joe Montana. Lets not forget his durability either, hasn’t missed one start since he’s taken over, even after a partially seperated shoulder…something Eagles/Redskin fans no nothing about.
    If you think Eli is done, then you have not watched or tracked his progression…but you may catch yourself being surprised this year as well as the many coming years.

  12. Bill In DC says: Aug 5, 2009 9:23 AM

    Wow, I know the Giants pretty much had no choice since even good QBs are a tad hard to find, but I think Eli should be wearing a mask when he signs that contract.
    Eli is NOT the best QB in the league, which is what that contract says.

  13. PSimms1186 says: Aug 5, 2009 9:23 AM

    Ask Jerry Jones or Dan Snyder what they would pay today for a Superbowl? The Giants are getting a deal on Eli. NY QB’s are always undervalued….it’s cold or windy 4 months of the season and the numbers are tough to come by. Also, the Giants are a run first team, in the best divivion in football, and the huge stats may never be there for Eli. Ask the Chargers how the trade is working out? Rivers has great numbers but no rings. Ask the Cowboys how Romo is working out? Romo has Hall of Fame stats and no playoff wins. I’ll take the winners every time. Eli will win a couple more before it’s over and Giants fans will laugh all the way to Eli’s bank!!!

  14. GumboFilledEaglesDrunk says: Aug 5, 2009 9:24 AM

    Those Mannings sure know how to make money.

  15. zeke777 says: Aug 5, 2009 9:25 AM

    Hope they figure out a way to control the wind in that fancy new stadium.

  16. tkroy30 says: Aug 5, 2009 9:30 AM

    You’ve got to be kidding me.That much to a quarterback whos not even in the top 10 at his postion. If I was a Giant fan I would be looking for a new team to follow.Cau s e you are screwed for as long as you are stuck with Eli and his contract.

  17. mobb says: Aug 5, 2009 9:37 AM

    hold eli get that much money in this economy,are you serious.This is ridiculous, I really do not understand this my team sometimes,what are you going to do when the other players become free agents. They are going to believe the team has money and will request more than they usually will. As a die heart GIANTS fan, that money is outrageous for eli. No wander people like Anquan BOLDIN and Marshall wants more money.

  18. Outsyder says: Aug 5, 2009 9:38 AM

    Why did you include Peppers in this discussion? Cassel and even McNabb (over 20 mil this year) will be making more than him.

  19. ShowMeYourTDS says: Aug 5, 2009 9:47 AM

    week 17-through their whole super bowl run
    Eli looked just as good, if not better than, Peyton
    If Eli can get back to that run for more than a few games… worth every penny

  20. nittanylion0 says: Aug 5, 2009 9:48 AM

    look at the recent history of Giants quarterbacking pre-Eli. there you will find the reason for their eagerness to lock him up long term. hard to argue with the fact that the guy’s been in the playoffs every year since he’s been the full-time starter. not to mention he hasn’t yet missed a game, despite getting rocked for the first 2 years of his career. he plays hard, he plays hurt, his teammates love him, he’s a model citizen, and, oh yeah… he’s a Super Bowl MVP. if that doesn’t warrant being the league’s highest paid player, i want to know what it takes.
    when Phil Rivers becomes the highest paid player in the league, then i think we can start talking about someone being overcompensated.

  21. RM says: Aug 5, 2009 9:53 AM

    Now what will ticket prices be for a game. Sometimes I wish that everyone would stop going to games and then maybe the prices would finally come down. The money these players get is crazy.

  22. Krow says: Aug 5, 2009 9:54 AM

    There’s only one measure of success in the NFL.. the Superbowl. Eli may never rise to the top of the NFL QB crop… but he’s solid… and he can do it in big games. The Giants have no QB issues for the next 6 years. How many teams can say that… and how many would give anything to be able to say that?

  23. Rob_E says: Aug 5, 2009 9:55 AM

    Face it guys. Eli is not that bad. He has to deal with a bad set to receivers and still wins game after game. Go Blue!

  24. footballnut says: Aug 5, 2009 9:57 AM

    Well, this will be interesting here in NE regarding Brady…
    I doubt he’ll get the overall price tag that Eli has but he should at least get the same guaranteed cash.
    What are the Gents thinking? If it weren’t for their D line against the Pats Eli would still not have a ring. They were the MVP of that SB not Eli…

  25. igglesfan74 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:02 AM

    As an eagles fan, I like this move.
    It’s like the Bush presidency getting another term to ruin.

  26. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:10 AM

    Manning went to the Pro Bowl for the first time last season, completing 289 of 479 passes for 3,238 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also threw only 10 interceptions, 10 less than the previous season.
    Manning has started the last 71 games for New York, the third longest streak among active quarterbacks at the end of last season. During that span he has also become the first Giants quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards and at least 20 touchdowns in four consecutive seasons.
    not to mention, hes made the playoffs every season as a starter..
    IGGLESFAN74, dumb statement, i can recal numerous times hes thrashed the eagles, not to mention, hes over 500 against them. I happened to be in Philly the game he threw for 4 td’s and close to 400 yards in that nice comeback win.

  27. purpleguy says: Aug 5, 2009 10:10 AM

    Did Dan Snyder buy the Giants last week?

  28. longrodvanhungendong says: Aug 5, 2009 10:15 AM

    Man, one Super Bowel ring and he gets all that $$$$. Wasn’t Eli and Coughlin on the way out before the team (D and running game) got hot?. I like Eli but not that much $

  29. bednarik60 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:16 AM

    LOL. Like “igglesfan74″ said, I’m happy with this move. At least we more or less know what we can expect from the Giants’ offense (or at least Quarterback) for the next couple of years.
    But, good call Curran.

  30. Mcnabbdeepball says: Aug 5, 2009 10:19 AM

    Holly molly this guy sucks get 6yr 97mil. I can name 15 QB better than him way over rated average QB gets 97mil lol, well i think mcnabb,brady,peyton,brees,rivers,ben should make double that amount lol.

  31. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:23 AM

    igglesfan74 says:
    August 5, 2009 10:02 AM
    As an eagles fan, I like this move.
    It’s like the Bush presidency getting another term to ruin.
    Youre right, id be happy too as an eagles fan, he is 6-2 vs the eagles with a completion percentage of over 60% against them and has thrown 13 td’s to only 7 picks..

  32. SixBurghDude says: Aug 5, 2009 10:26 AM

    footballnut,
    & if it weren’t for his kicker, ShadyBrady would have NONE either!
    & if it weren’t for his coach’s CHEATING, he never would have played in one!!!
    2004 DRAFT-TOP 3 QB’s:
    1. Ben Roethlisberger
    pro: a prolific WINNER
    con: doesn’t put up FANTASY numbers to appease the new generation of fan & takes a beating for it by those that just don’t get it.
    2a. Philip Rivers
    pro: COMPILER of fantasy numbers.
    con: has not show the ability to lead a team to
    achieve their goal.
    2b. Eli Manning
    pro: 2007 Championship season
    con: 2004,2005,2006, & 2008 seasons
    Jonsey???

  33. BigBlue10 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:26 AM

    As an Eagles fan, your opinion on quarterbacks (and politics) has less credibility than Matt Millen.
    Is Eli the best QB in the NFL? No, even though I love that he’s the QB of my favorite team. BUt it’s just simple economics, the next guy to sign the contract gets the most $, and Eli will me surpassed soon enough.
    That being said, hes money in the 4th quarter and 2 minute drill, and he makes the Giants a perennial contender.

  34. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:40 AM

    “lololol as an eagles fan i love hes on the giants” Aside from winning more superbowls by himself than your whole franchise as a whole, take a look at his winning % against the eagles…
    Everyone keeps saying how the defense led them in the playoff run, it’s easy to say when you forget how he was in the playoff run. After a rocky first drive, he was dominant against TB, he was excellent against the cowboys, he led them 90 yards in the last 45 seconds of the half to tie the game and he was far more superior than the giants defense in the NFC championship game, that was 35 below zero out, he threw about 5 incompletions that whole game. SB his lone pick came when steve smith dropped an easy pass of his chest in the red zone. He was nasty in that playoff run.

  35. SixBurghDude says: Aug 5, 2009 10:43 AM

    Jonsey,
    where you at? your boy Rivers is takin’ some hits, bro!

  36. VoxVeritas says: Aug 5, 2009 10:43 AM

    “Ask Jerry Jones or Dan Snyder what they would pay today for a Superbowl? The Giants are getting a deal on Eli.”
    So what you’re saying is that the Giants are paying for a Super Bowl that was won a couple of years ago.

  37. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 5, 2009 10:44 AM

    mobb says:
    August 5, 2009 9:37 AM
    hold eli get that much money in this economy,are you serious.This is ridiculous, I really do not understand this my team sometimes,what are you going to do when the other players become free agents. They are going to believe the team has money and will request more than they usually will. As a die heart GIANTS fan, that money is outrageous for eli. No wander people like Anquan BOLDIN and Marshall wants more money.
    ****
    After reading your post, I do not have a hard time believing that you do not understand something.

  38. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 5, 2009 10:45 AM

    Outsyder says:
    August 5, 2009 9:38 AM
    Why did you include Peppers in this discussion? Cassel and even McNabb (over 20 mil this year) will be making more than him.
    ***
    Simple, McNabb is a better QB.

  39. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:46 AM

    SixBurghDude says:
    August 5, 2009 10:26 AM
    ben and eli’s winning % is on par, eli has thrown about 10 more td’s in his career and 7 more picks. both win, and are you kidding? con 2008 season? only 10 picks and more than 20 td’s..i love how you say “they just dont get it” sorry, we all dont have the luxury of playing the ravens (horrid Offense before flacco) bengals and browns 6 times a yr, big ben faces some STIFF competition. Lets face it, he plays some of the worst competition in the NFL yr in and out, hes a game manager, in his first SB, he wasnt even the best QB that night for Pitt. ben has put up some good seasons and some disasters for seasons. plus, hes always had the luxury of an insane defense, good running backs and good WR groups, including PLax for a few years, holmes and hall of famer hines ward. give me a break.

  40. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 5, 2009 10:48 AM

    “That being said, hes money in the 4th quarter and 2 minute drill, and he makes the Giants a perennial contender.”
    ***
    Yeah, he throws balls intentionaly high to recievers who he knows can catch with the ball wedged between their helmet and their hand.

  41. Krow says: Aug 5, 2009 10:49 AM

    Eli has won more Superbowls than the entire Eagles franchise has. Of course that’s easy since the Eagles are “ZERO lifetime” in Superbowls.

  42. Facts Domino says: Aug 5, 2009 10:51 AM

    The deal is smaller than I was expecting based on reports prior to it being announced.
    It’s a good deal for the Giants, and Manning, because it will be surpassed fairly quickly.
    It’s likely set up as Peyton’s was(same agent) to be cap friendly/convenient as it is needed.
    It may end up looking like a bargain as has Peyton’s deal.

  43. zeke777 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:53 AM

    This is real simple. Prior to that Superbowl win, he was just about ready to be run out of town. Him AND the coach. What turned it around? The defense. That defense was unstoppable down the stretch for the Giants. They harassed Tom Brady mercilessly in that Superbowl.
    What did Eli do? Well, how about throwing a sure pick to Assante Samuel? How about throwing an ill-advised pass to David Tyree? Eli got LUCKY. Every member of that Giant defense should have received an MVP trophy.
    Replay the playoff game from last year. Eli couldn’t throw the football in the wind. In the WIND.
    Spags is gone Giants fans. You’ll be calling for Coughlin’s head in week 4.

  44. What Up says: Aug 5, 2009 10:56 AM

    OVERATED and YES a RUMOR!!!!
    Listen the Giants are on the verge of paying for a brand new stadium which cost upwards of 1 billion dollars leaving the residents of NJ with a large tax bill. Granted the stadium now holds 30K more fans but you are telling me that the owners of the team have figured out how to scam that much money from the contract/loan on building the new stadium…like hell!!!!(check wikipedia for stadium prices).
    If they give that much money to a QB with a “rating of Eli Manning, the guy with a career passer rating of 76.1…the guy with a career completion percentage of 55.9…is the highest paid QB in the league.
    That is awesome.”
    …..what the hell do you think the rest of the NFL is going to prove, I guess they are going to take the little Manning out of the league with DE’s like Julius Peppers, the name just sounds raw and he is gunning for QB’s the whole season, I think Manning is going to make a deal with the rest of the NFL for his legs and body to remain healthy for the rest of the season/extension for that matter. That is why they give them so much money!!!!!

  45. spbaker1980 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:57 AM

    Wow, all you eagles fans must love scrambling to find a QB half way through the season when McNabb gets injured. Fantasy football has so skewed the way this generation looks at QB’s. Your job as a QB is not to throw for 5000 yards (how many super bowls did that win Marino or Brees?) It’s to move the chains, convert 3rd downs, and keep the defense honest. And occaisionally lead a game-winning drive. You know, like in the Super Bowl?

  46. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 10:59 AM

    He’s 20 games over 500 for his career, hes still young and he has a ring, he never misses the playoffs, he throws for at least 20 td’s a season and by next season or sooner hell be about the 7th highest paid QB. And even as a Giants fan, i couldnt understand one word that fan said, youre right smush. 6 yrs is fine, they have a qb locked up, they dont need to scramble for one. He wanted to sign marshall and boldin? marshall is a much more model citizen than eli, not to mention, who is going to throw him the ball? kent graham? danny kannell? dave brown? they have a young qb locked up. period

  47. HI-HO says: Aug 5, 2009 10:59 AM

    the sound you hear is “AJ SMITH” falling out-of-his chair…..this is going to cost BOLTS major BANK and good bye LT and Merriman next year.

  48. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 11:06 AM

    zeke777 says:
    August 5, 2009 10:53 AM
    You are obviously just rambling without facts, he played very well in the SB, and he was incredible in the 3 prior playoff games, especially the 35 below game..you say WIND as if it’s a non factor, truth is, the meadowlands is by far and away the toughest playing conditions in the NFL when it comes to wind.

  49. topcide says: Aug 5, 2009 11:10 AM

    when will these reatards get smart and follow the Brady / Patroit model.
    Brady has never raked the pats over the coals for money , hell he even restuctured his deal to get moss and put ut 50 td’s because of it, and thus they are able to afford free agents and resign they guys they have.
    Thus Brady has a bunch of nice ,shiny rings.
    Seriously, when you are making multiple millions a year, what is the diff if you make a few more? I’m sure Eli as made more money than he can spend in his life at this point, I guess he finds it neceassry to totaly screw the giants and make sure they can not afford to make moves.
    And no,I am not a Pats fan.

  50. Levito says: Aug 5, 2009 11:11 AM

    Wow, these comments make it pretty clear that after all this time reading about new contracts on this site, most of you just don’t get it.
    Eli Manning is now the highest payed QB, not because he’s the best QB in the league, but because he’s the Franchise QB who signed his contract the most recently. When Rivers, Brees, P. Manning, Palmer all sign new contracts, they will be the highest payed players in the league at that point, until another QB comes along and signs another one. Simple as that.
    That’s how NFL contracts work. Get over it.

  51. BigBlue10 says: Aug 5, 2009 11:14 AM

    It’s incredible that people still doubt this guy. 22 TD, 10 INT last year, after a Super Bowl run the previous year. 4 years as a starter, 4 years in the playoffs. Us G-men fans arent rewarding him for what he did then, he is being rewarded because he has the capability of doing that again, and again, and again.
    And any Eagles fan talking about Giants fans running Eli out of town is preposterous. Or any Eagles fan speaking at all about anything.

  52. h r coursen says: Aug 5, 2009 11:14 AM

    Zeke — the Samuel interception would have been an incredible catch. Look at the tape again.
    Korn — Kannel was a very promising qb completely destroyed by a lousy o-line.
    Eli’s last game was a bad one v Iggles in the wind. He had better remember that one and improve.
    The Giants should have gone all the way last year. It was not Plax. It was Eli who cost them.
    Defense — with Pierce pursing the back who has just faked him out or the receiver who has been wide open in his zone — is not as solid as people think. Bring back Sam Huff!

  53. SixBurghDude says: Aug 5, 2009 11:23 AM

    @ jkorn1818-
    You amuse me…funny how you say that Eli was awesome on the road to XLII (which I totally agree with, afterall there’s the same misconception about Ben, that it’s all defense & running game), yet you knock Ben for doing the same on the road to XL (don’t forget, it was Ben’s Steelers, not Eli’s Giants, that were the first to win 3 playoff games on the road & the Super Bowl), it was because of him that the Steelers even got to the Super Bowl that year & don’t forget that his performance in SBXLIII not only made up for his performance in SBXL, but was every bit as prolific as Eli’s.
    Btw, there’s no comparison when it comes to winning…Ben has shattered the record for wins in the first 5 seasons of an NFL career with 59 & 19 (over 30%) of those were engineered via 4th qtr. comeback…Ben’s career winning pct. is 2nd only to ShadyBrady among active QB’s & is well over .700!
    Career passer rating:
    Ben……just under 90
    Eli……barely over 75

  54. igglesfan74 says: Aug 5, 2009 11:42 AM

    no plax to throw to this year, that is a major deal…gonna find out if he is worth every penny…
    hope jacobs doesn’t get injured again.

  55. SixBurghDude says: Aug 5, 2009 11:45 AM

    @ jkorn1818-
    You amuse me…funny how you say that Eli was awesome on the road to XLII (which I totally agree with, afterall there’s the same misconception about Ben, that it’s all defense & running game), yet you knock Ben for doing the same on the road to XL (don’t forget, it was Ben’s Steelers, not Eli’s Giants, that were the first to win 3 playoff games on the road & the Super Bowl), it was because of him that the Steelers even got to the Super Bowl that year & don’t forget that his performance in SBXLIII not only made up for his performance in SBXL, but was every bit as prolific as Eli’s.
    Btw, there’s no comparison when it comes to winning…Ben has shattered the record for wins in the first 5 seasons of an NFL career with 59 & 19 (over 30%) of those were engineered via 4th qtr. comeback…Ben’s career winning pct. is 2nd only to ShadyBrady among active QB’s & is well over .700!
    Career passer rating:
    Ben……just under 90
    Eli……barely over 75

  56. Willie Windex says: Aug 5, 2009 11:53 AM

    Wow. Eli isn’t even a top 5 QB in the league and he’s the highest paid. So he won 1 superbowl…so did Trent Dilfer. His stats show he should paid like Matt Cassel.
    Better QBs (in no particular order)
    P. Manning
    Brady
    Roethlisberger
    Brees
    McNabb
    Palmer
    Rivers
    Romo
    Cutler
    Rodgers
    Warner
    Ok…he’s not even in the top 10!!!! So I guess all of the above are underpaid?
    ————————————————-
    Are you freaking kidding me!!! out of those QBs onlyn 4 have won a damn Superbowl! Eli Manning is a Superbowl champion and a Pro Bowl quarterback and should be paid as such.
    The top quarterback list should go like this:
    Tom Brady
    Peyton Manning
    Drew Brees
    Kurt Warner
    Eli Manning
    Ben Roethlisberger (he has been on an overall 5x better offense than Eli Manning has ever been on)
    Donovan McNabb
    Carson Palmer
    Philip Rivers
    Matt Hasselbeck

  57. Willie Windex says: Aug 5, 2009 12:01 PM

    AdamEagle5 says:
    August 5, 2009 9:20 AM
    Good news for Eagles fans haha. Elisha sucks! Surely not in the top 15… maybe not even in top 20 after this year (Sanchez/Stafford could edge him out)
    ————————————————
    Just like an Eagle fan to try to diss on the Giants quarterback in order to compensate for the lack of a Superbowl win by their own quarterback. What would happen if De’sean Jackson or Brian Westbrook (vital players in the offense) were taken away from McNabb? McNabb was benched last year, and he HAD those players. Eli didn’t have a #1 reciever and he wasn’t benched.

  58. tj...hoosyourmamma says: Aug 5, 2009 12:07 PM

    jkorn1818 , You say Ben hides behind his defense, but Eli doesn’t? You must have missed the last 2 Superbowls. Pitt’s D forgot to show up in the second half of the game, and Ben had to pick the entire team up and carry them on his back to win that game. And the only running play on the last drive, was Ben. The Giants D held the most powerful offense the League has ever seen to 14 points. Eli made a Houdini move at the end, which was nice, the td pass to Plax was routine. I’m not trying to discredit Eli, but his D was amazing in that Superbowl. As a Steeler fan, I feel for Giant fans right now, in regards to the haters. Ben is always getting hated on, just like Eli. All the haters, except Colts and Patriot fans are just jealous because they have no rings. And that is what matters most in any sport.

  59. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 12:12 PM

    yup big ben against his division each yr and eli against his each yr…that doesnt factor in right?
    for you to say every yr has been bad is absurd.

  60. SixBurghDude says: Aug 5, 2009 12:22 PM

    topcide says:
    “Brady has never raked the pats over the coals for money”
    Hmmm…there’s nothing like the comfort of your own “home”, especially when, in this case, your own “home” has provided you with an unfair advantage thru-out your career!
    Team player or afraid to be EXPOSED???

  61. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 12:28 PM

    Not to mention, eli also had the luxury of playing with shockey and tiki for several years of his career. 2 of the most selfish athletes in sports history. Shockey in a huddle made T.O. look like a class act. He is responsible for at least 11 picks or more. He doesnt know a hot route, he cant pick up a blitz and ran his own patterns, throws where shocking should have been, but no, this dope is running 22 yards upfield with his back turned.
    tj housh, not once did i say ben hides behind his Defense, but i keep hearing how awful eli is, when all he does is win, im very comfortable with him, they make it to the playoffs each yr, and its not like the giants have the #1 rated d each yr and the offense is ranked 30th, both are usually in the top ten. this contract talk is nonsense, by 2010 eli will be about the 20th highest paid player. for eagle fans to be excited is absurd, he has a winning record against them, period. All i said was someone compared ben and eli , that eli is awful and ben is the best ever. he has a great d, has always had good wr’s, an excellent O line and a run game, not to mention his competition is a lot lighter than eli’s

  62. SixBurghDude says: Aug 5, 2009 12:28 PM

    jkorn,
    dude, the Steelers ’08 sched. was the toughest in over 25 yrs.

  63. Bigbluefan says: Aug 5, 2009 12:32 PM

    Good for Eli he is a class guy and getting better every year
    Why dont all you haters look at what payton did when he was 4 years into it
    Eli is the leader of the O they got rid of Shitkey and Barber and the rest of the Divas now they Gaints are a hard noise team with a great D and a great QB when Eli is done his numbers will be better then Payton and Donvan
    Phil Rivers never would have made it in NY is mouth would have done him in long ago

  64. zeke777 says: Aug 5, 2009 12:41 PM

    BigBlue10:
    “And any Eagles fan talking about Giants fans running Eli out of town is preposterous.”
    Deflect all you want, Giants fans were ready to bench him. And Tommy was as good as gone. Hurts that you have a former Eagles coach to thank for your SB win?
    JKorn:
    “the meadowlands is by far and away the toughest playing conditions in the NFL when it comes to wind”
    All the more reason why you shouldn’t give a ton of money to a guy who can’t throw in the WIND.

  65. Sooners says: Aug 5, 2009 12:42 PM

    The Giants defense and Coaching were the major reasons for winning that Superbowl not the quarterback.
    I will give him his just due as a good quarterback, he deserves his ring but this new contract just resets the bar as far as the salary for the position.

  66. steelberger1 says: Aug 5, 2009 12:47 PM

    @ Willie
    “Ben Roethlisberger (he has been on an overall 5x better offense than Eli Manning has ever been on)”
    All I have to say is….just say no to crack.

  67. SixBurghDude says: Aug 5, 2009 2:24 PM

    Not gonna bash either of the Manning bros., Peyton is the best passer in the game & Eli earned his ring.
    ArchDaddy is a whole different story, not only does he broker the S.D.C./N.Y.G. draft day swap to the hilt, but the one thing he’s done even better than producing a pair of successful NFL QB’s, is raising a couple of MONEY WHORES who know no limit!

  68. Will says: Aug 5, 2009 2:24 PM

    Big money! That seems like a lot of money for a professional athlete in the NFL however, NFL players take a lot risk on a weekly basis throughout the season. Eli is selling tickets, jersey’s etc, so why wouldn’t he get a piece of the pie? No one comments on TIger Woods (he gets paid to just show up to tournaments – not even win) or Michael Jordan, they to benefited financially for their talents both on a team and league level.
    I must admit though, I enjoyed watching Michael Jordan – pure entertainment! As for Eli, good for you!

  69. topcide says: Aug 5, 2009 2:28 PM

    SixBurghDude says:
    August 5, 2009 12:22 PM
    topcide says:
    “Brady has never raked the pats over the coals for money”
    Hmmm…there’s nothing like the comfort of your own “home”, especially when, in this case, your own “home” has provided you with an unfair advantage thru-out your career!
    Team player or afraid to be EXPOSED???
    yeah, you are right, brady sucks. only reason he is good is because belichik got caught with tapes that every other team in the league was doing.
    you sir, have shit insted of brains.

  70. Jintsbowl says: Aug 5, 2009 3:02 PM

    All I hear is…blah blah blah, I pay attnetion to stats not results, blah blah blah.
    Get over it!! None of you are ever going to convince Giant fans that Eli is not good for our future.
    Eli pretty much got us to the Super Bowl, the Dline may have won the game for us, but Eli had like 9 TD’s and 2 ints on the road to the Super Bowl, and this included a game that was played in negative degree weather in Green Bay, beating the division winner at Dallas, and taking out a defensive team in Tampa.
    Then we go on to beat the supposed best team ever in football.
    Lets move on to the next year…he throws 22 TD’s and only 10 ints, has a completion ratio over 60% and his team goes 12-4, picked to be the best team in football for most of the season, goes to the pro bowl yet he still is not a top 10-15 QB.
    How many QB’s go to the pro bowl again?
    So it’s Eli’s fault that our no. 1 receiver shot himself and screwed up the entire Offensive playbook. It’s his fault that our other receivers were unable to step up to the plate and dropped sure TD passes that would have won us games agaisnt division rivals?
    C’mon…your arguments are purely based on your hatred/jealousy of the Giants, not Eli.
    Deal with the fact that your team is garbage and has let you down for years. Do you want us Giant fans to apologize for our teams recent success?
    Let me be the first…
    We are soooo sorry that you can’t experience what we have, and have only had to deal with constant let downs and disappointment. I wish there was something I could do….
    get real

  71. Jackal138 says: Aug 5, 2009 3:27 PM

    Wow, gotta love the “How many SBs do the Eagles have” comeback. And then, oddly… these fans quote 2007 stats.
    Here’s news for you, schmucks… in 2008? McNabb and the Eagles made Sheli and the VaGiants look like crap. Beat them twice, definitively, in their own house – the only time in the history of the team that they were owned at the Meadowlands twice in one season.
    Look for a repeat in 2009, since Eli doesn’t have Plaxico to catch his wild balls and keep 8 out of the box anymore. Oh wait, but what about Ramses Barden – hahahahaha!

  72. SixBurghDude says: Aug 5, 2009 4:23 PM

    lopcide(d),
    but you’re no Patsy fan, huh???

  73. Krow says: Aug 5, 2009 4:37 PM

    I just checked… still no Superbowl wins for the Eagles. Losers… LOL.

  74. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 5:28 PM

    Jackal, what is “shelis” overall record against the Eagles. over 500, but ok, keep saying “im so happy the giants signed him” im happy too as a giants fan, guaranteed playoffs every yr and usually the NFC east. everyone thinks the giants will be horrible without plax this yr, i guess the vegas odds are all giants fans too? Go worry about a middle linebacker and not about the giants qb so much

  75. jkorn1818 says: Aug 5, 2009 5:30 PM

    Jackal, if its a repeat next season, the eagles will be without a ring again. better retract homie.

  76. Jackal138 says: Aug 5, 2009 6:22 PM

    Hey, if the Eagles don’t win the Superbowl but go deep into the playoffs again, I WILL be happy. Not as happy as if they win it all, but doing better than 30 other teams in the league who don’t make it to the Championship Game? Hell yes.
    Although the Superbowl is the ultimate goal, I like watching football. And I got to watch my team play 2 more games than the Giants in 2009 (due to the wild card game). In 2009, both of our teams came away with the same amount of Superbowl rings.
    I’d say in that comparison for 2008 – Eagles > Giants. In 2007, Giants > Eagles and everyone else in the league – but unless someone invents a time machine (which Vox and the Cowboys fans would love, since they could go back to the mid-90′s where they’re stuck in anyway) we’re headed into 2009.
    But I forgot, why bother watching the football season if your team isn’t going to win the Superbowl?

  77. Jonrox says: Aug 5, 2009 7:13 PM

    He better send a million or two to David Tyree. If Tyree didn’t make that catch and the subsequent win that the catch allowed, this contract would not be nearly this big

  78. DaGMen07 says: Aug 5, 2009 7:20 PM

    Four minutes to go in the SuperBowl. The 18-0 Pats just scored a td to go up by 4. What does Eli do? He leads the greatest drive in football history and leads the Giants to a championship. How many other qbs would have gotten away from the three guys draped all over him like Eli did? Bottom line is that Eli is better than 95% of qbs in the league. Better than Ben, better than Rivers, better than McNabb, Rodgers, Palmer, Warner, Cutler and any other guy not named Peyton, Drew, or Tom. As a Giants fan I am thrilled that he will be our qb for the next seven years. GO BIG BLUE!

  79. joe d says: Aug 5, 2009 7:39 PM

    jealousy,jealousy..thats all,he wins,does’nt get hurt or throw up,can lead a team on a game winning drive when they need it,never in trouble,there’s 24 teams in the league that would take eli over there current qb including the fat slob in philly,not reid #5. as far as best qb in league,of course he isnt but he’s the best in the nfc and that’s all that matters until the big game,who’s better
    cutler? we’ll see how that goes
    fatboy maybe 4 years ago,def not now
    romo hahaha
    campbell
    jackson
    culpepper
    rogers,he’s good
    who qb’s tampa
    who qb’s 49ers
    warner no! cripple
    bulger hahaha
    ryan not yet
    delhomme noooo
    brees,great numbers but def not a winner
    hasselback,hell no
    did i miss any
    it’s easy,he’s the best qb in the nfc,just look above,there’s the proof

  80. SixBurghDude says: Aug 6, 2009 1:15 AM

    DaGMen07 says:
    “How many other qbs would have gotten away from the three guys draped all over him like Eli did?”
    Ben does, EVERY game, what you praise Eli for doing ONCE, but you wouldn’t know because you obviously haven’t seen many Steeler games!
    “Better than Ben”
    NOPE!!!

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