As an impending free agent, Mario Manningham could cash in on his Super Bowl heroics. He says he hopes to remain with the Giants.
“I want to come back,” Manningham said, via the New York Post. “I want to come back, but I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m just going to try and enjoy this Super Bowl [win]. I’m not really thinking about it right now.”
Manningham has never proven that he can be a No. 1 receiver, but it’s possible that some team excited by his Super Bowl performance could decide to pay him like a No. 1 receiver. If Manningham receives that kind of offer elsewhere, the Giants would let him talk, because the Giants aren’t the type of team to overpay to keep a player for sentimental reasons.
But if the Giants and Manningham can work out a deal that gives him a healthy raise without breaking the bank for the third option in their passing game, that would make sense for the team. And Manningham wants to stay.