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Eli Manning will get his money quickly

When Eli Manning’s contract was finally completed, there were a few common reactions to it.

In my adopted hometown of New York City, even the Big Blue faithful didn’t think Eli was worth all the coin.  (This site’s fearless leader agreed.)

There was another small contingent of people who were surprised Manning “only” got $34.5 million guaranteed, after there were rumors he could get $40-50 million, which would have set a record for quarterbacks.

Well, he basically did.  According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Manning will get $48 million over the first three years of the deal.  He will receive an astounding $39.5 million over the next two.  (The Newark Star Ledger’s Mike Garafolo shows how Manning’s cap number climbs over $16 million 2012 and that Manning will get a $500,000 workout bonus between 2010-2015.)

Not included in the “guaranteed” portion is a $12.5 million “option” bonus that Manning will receive in 2010. 

The Giants would have to cut Manning after this season to avoid that bonus, essentially making $47 million guaranteed.  (Unless, you know, David Carr looks really good in the preseason.) 

Now all Eli Manning has to do is prove he’s worth it.

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28 Responses to “Eli Manning will get his money quickly”
  1. Rex Grossman says: Aug 19, 2009 7:30 PM

    Is Eli getting paid more than Peyton?

  2. gameday says: Aug 19, 2009 7:40 PM

    he is not worth it.

  3. Vick's failed drug test says: Aug 19, 2009 7:41 PM

    He already has proven he’s worth it.
    Look at what Stafford & Sanchez got without one down.

  4. gameday says: Aug 19, 2009 7:50 PM

    Vick’s failed drug test says:
    August 19, 2009 7:41 PM
    He already has proven he’s worth it.
    Look at what Stafford & Sanchez got without one down.
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    does that mean they are worth it? Hardly.

  5. the real deal says: Aug 19, 2009 8:14 PM

    HE IS NOT WORTH NEAR IT!
    What Sanchez and Staffprd got is a huge flaw in the rookie pay scales.
    Eli is an over-rated baby..
    Also Archie Manning stunk….Statiscally Joey Harrington beats him in all categories.
    Archie did not average 2000 pass yards a season over his career.
    he only won 30 some-odd games and LOST nearly 150!!!!!
    seriously, he is a media mystery just like Eli….All you idiots will believe anything the media tells you.
    Also Favre and Childree new from the start Favre would play and was skipping camp. Favre is the coolest and just played the media for fools!

  6. Stone says: Aug 19, 2009 8:15 PM

    Yup, he already proved it. Its called a Superbowl and a Superbowl MVP trophy to boot. Watch the guy in the playoff games, he is clutch. There will never be a NY Giants QB that blows up the stat books but there have been, and will be, seemingly average QBs that win Superbowls. Not only does Manning have to be the QB of the Giants, but he is also the face of the nation’s largest market’s franchise. He is worth the money because of the NFL QB market. Go ahead and break the bank with Cutler or Rivers or any other number of guys. Line up the Superbowl trophies. Naysayers will point to the running game and the defense, I won’t argue that, but I will point out the clutch performances in playoff games. Last year was an aberration based on the Giants not being ready for the loss of Plax and Gilbride calling one of the worst games I have ever seen in my life.

  7. Sock_Puppet says: Aug 19, 2009 8:24 PM

    Winning a Superbowl is already worth it. If he is able to manage 2 or 3 more Superbowls over the course of this extension, it will be a steal. The reality is that he is a winner, not a fantasy stud or a fiery leader that some fans need to crave. The reality is that if Tavaris could deliver a Superbowl, you would have Danny boy or the Eagles give up the farm for the opportunity to be relevant again.

  8. Munny says: Aug 19, 2009 8:40 PM

    Stone says: August 19, 2009 8:15 PM
    Yup, he already proved it. Its called a Superbowl and a Superbowl MVP trophy to boot. Watch the guy in the playoff games, he is clutch.
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    As a die-hard Big Blue fan, lemme point out that in 4 years in the playoffs, the only time they weren’t one an done was when they won the superbowl. Every other time we’ve lost. Thats not clutch, thats pathetic.

  9. Philtration says: Aug 19, 2009 9:03 PM

    Peyton manning has a brother?
    Does he play football?

  10. mlegue810 says: Aug 19, 2009 9:16 PM

    “Eli Will Get His Money Quickly”
    you forgot
    “Because He Had the Giants at Gunpoint When He Signed His New Contract”

  11. Scooter Trash says: Aug 19, 2009 9:17 PM

    He deserves it a lot more than many who have these size contracts. I’d have to disqualify 85% of these comments due to fact that they are from people who just like to read their shit and 10% of the rest because of the site they are posted on. So the 5 % left, I agree, Eli deserves it.

  12. Rex Grossman says: Aug 19, 2009 9:27 PM

    Rex Grossman says:
    August 19, 2009 7:30 PM
    Is Eli getting paid more than Peyton?
    ————————————-
    Rex Grossman has asked a question. Rex Grossman isn’t talking to himself. Rex Grossman wants answers.

  13. Bob S. says: Aug 19, 2009 9:52 PM

    Munny
    As a die-hard Big Blue fan, lemme point out that in 4 years in the playoffs, the only time they weren’t one an done was when they won the superbowl. Every other time we’ve lost. Thats not clutch, thats pathetic.

    first 2 times with defense decimated by injuries and all linebackers subs or picked up off the couch in week 16 to play. one year lost on final play fg. last year again defense lost osi, strahan retired then plax situation erupted.
    in long history of ny giants no other giant quarterback has led the giants to the playoffs 4 years and a row(and counting) absolutely none.

  14. Kidekk says: Aug 19, 2009 11:08 PM

    @Bob S., you just proved that it was the defense that got the team there. Not Eli. It would be like saying Trent Dilfer led the Ravens to the Super Bowl when the defense carried that team.

  15. Stone says: Aug 20, 2009 12:05 AM

    Munny says: August 19, 2009 8:40 PM
    As a die-hard Big Blue fan, lemme point out that in 4 years in the playoffs, the only time they weren’t one an done was when they won the superbowl. Every other time we’ve lost. Thats not clutch, thats pathetic.
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    Hey Munny, you’re about 1/4 right in my book. I can’t blame last year’s playoff loss on Eli. The Giants got caught with their pants down when Plax went out, our D-Line was decimated, and Gilbride called the worst game I have ever seen. Let’s take a look at Manning’s career in NY. And let’s not forget 2004 was his rookie season, the kid was 22 years old! He was 25 when he won the Superbowl! Who can say that? What QB has won the Superbowl at 25? Tell me, because I don’t know. (some of the info below stolen from sportsecyclopedia.com)
    2004:
    Manning didn’t start the season, the Giants were 6-10 and didn’t make the playoffs.
    2005:
    We got it handed to us. The Giants would come up shooting blank as everyone played poorly as they were embarrassed and blanked by the Carolina Panthers at home 23-0.
    2006:
    In the Wild Card round the Giants would face the Eagles for the third time. Much like their first meeting in Philadelphia the Giants trailed entering the 4th Quarter 20-10; however they would battle back tying the game with a little over five minutes remaining on an 11-yard pass from Eli Manning to Plaxico Burress. However, there would be no overtime win this time around, as the Eagles drove down the field to set David Akers up for 38-yard FG that gave the Eagles a 24-21 win as time expired. How is that Manning’s fault? Where was the vaunted Defense everyone says carries Eli?
    2007: Superbowl, Manning’s overall rating in the playoffs was outstanding. Didn’t he throw one pick the entire playoffs? He had 2 TD’s in the 1st half alone in Dallas. He was a God in GB, moving the Giants down the field and having Tynes miss field goals twice. The scramble and toss in the Superbowl? Are you kidding me?
    Don’t be a dick, Munny. Our boy is 26 years old, he hasn’t even entered his prime. He’s had ONE Pro Bowl caliber WR his entire time there (OK, Amani makes it two) and Plax didn’t even ever practice with Eli! Come on man.

  16. sevendollarbologna says: Aug 20, 2009 12:59 AM

    If I was Archie, I’d have a couple more kids!

  17. Jackal138 says: Aug 20, 2009 1:22 AM

    “Not only does Manning have to be the QB of the Giants, but he is also the face of the nation’s largest market’s franchise”
    Eli’s playing for the Cowboys now!?
    Oh wait, no, you just SOUND like a Cowboys fan crowing about market shares and revenue, as if they are the marker of a good team.

  18. shine says: Aug 20, 2009 4:46 AM

    worth it or not worth it, he got the pay at last.
    nfl jerseys

  19. steelerfan9598 says: Aug 20, 2009 6:30 AM

    Stone: The answer to your question is Ben Roethlisberger, who won one at 23 – youngest ever. By 26, he won another one – 2nd to Tom Brady for youngest to win two.

  20. Bob S. says: Aug 20, 2009 7:56 AM

    Kidekk says:
    @Bob S., you just proved that it was the defense that got the team there. Not Eli. It would be like saying Trent Dilfer led the Ravens to the Super Bowl when the defense carried that team.

    say what? proved what? despite the defense decimated by injuries and a worthless def-co-ord tim lewis leading them and roman phifer , kevin lewis and others being their linebackers, giants still made the playoffs twice. only when they fired lewis did giants defense improve.
    and last 2 years giants offense was one of the best in the league. there is no comparison to ravens who were completely defense.
    or to dilfer who never led the ravens to the playoffs 4 years in a row.- and counting.
    btw- only other team currently to also be in the playoffs the last 4 years is peyton manning’s team. no other qb has been able to do it the last 4 years(and counting of course).

  21. LCCJ says: Aug 20, 2009 8:18 AM

    One lucky catch which the WR is forgotten, a defense that was dominating and your set for life..the american dream in a football sense

  22. cantgetenough says: Aug 20, 2009 8:57 AM

    For all who say that Eli is nopt worth it lets compare his stats to two of the best NYG QBs of all time.
    Comp% QB rating
    YA Tittle 55.2 74.3
    Phil Simms 55.4 78.5
    Eli M 55.9 76.1

  23. cantgetenough says: Aug 20, 2009 9:42 AM

    Whoops, looks like the formatting was lost when I posted those stats. But you get the idea.

  24. VoxVeritas says: Aug 20, 2009 9:42 AM

    “Oh wait, no, you just SOUND like a Cowboys fan crowing about market shares and revenue, as if they are the marker of a good team.”
    Better than being an Eagirls fan that thinks that the way they manipulate the salary cap is the marker of a good team.
    Market share
    Revenue
    Championships
    But you guys have the salary cap trophies and 44-6 to dry your tears with hahaha

  25. Dawkphan says: Aug 20, 2009 10:33 AM

    I find it really telling reading Giant fans constant
    excuses for Eli or just thier team losing a game. If you read through the postings above you hear a whole littany of, Osi was hurt, Gilbride called a terible game, our line was decimated,Worthless Defensive coordinator, Strahan retired, the sun was in my eyes, I stepped on a rock, etc,etc,etc, and the list goes on . The giants are a Talented team, no doubt but they are not perfect and you just sound pathetic making excuses for every loss.
    I can’t wait to get this season started and we’ll see how it plays out. Forget the past , and look to the future.

  26. Wolfskins says: Aug 20, 2009 10:42 AM

    cantgetenough…
    Let’s look at contemporary QBs career stats for a better comparison… and since you like Comp% and QB rating, we’ll use those for comparison:
    Tom Brady 63.0 92.9
    Peyton Manning 64.4 94.7
    Carson Palmer 63.7 88.9
    … well these guys are deserving QBs and their stats show it… they’ll eventually get more money than Eli. Baby Manning’s got to be the best of all the “young guns”, right?
    Ben Roethlisberger 62.4 89.4
    Jay Cutler 62.5 87.1
    Philip Rivers 62.3 92.9
    Trent Edwards 61.6 79.1
    … huh, that’s odd. Well, Baby Manning has to be the best in the division right?
    Donovan McNabb 58.9 85.9
    Tony Romo 63.6 94.7
    Jason Campbell 59.7 80.4
    … even JCampbell has better numbers?!?! Well of course Eli’s better than some average QBs in the league.
    David Garrard 61.2 85.4
    Daunte Culpepper 63.3 89.0
    Jake Delhomme 59.7 85.1
    What the HECK… yep fans. Whether you believe it or not… Manning’s got more in common with Trent Dilfer than most of the starting QBs in the league.
    Trent Dilfer 55.5 70.2
    P.S. for Sock_Puppet, looks like Baby Blue needs to go after T. Jackson more than the rest of the division:
    Tarvaris Jackson 58.4 76.5

  27. Dawkphan says: Aug 20, 2009 10:47 AM

    Vox,
    No matter how many times I hear your attempt at humor aka “EAGIRLS” it never fails to remind me of what a childish Tool you are.
    Even if you were to bring up a valid point it is tottaly discounted because of your Douchiness ( i don’t even know if that is a word but it describes you to the T.)

  28. Jackal138 says: Aug 20, 2009 6:06 PM

    Yeah, Vox,
    Because so many Eagles fans crow about the Eagles cap space. Sounds like another fantasy fact brought to us by the guy that never leaves his mom’s basement!

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