Giants receiver Mario Manningham beat the odds with a memorable Super Bowl catch. Three weeks and one day later, the odds don’t favor a return to New York.
Manningham recently told the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator (via NFL.com) that there’s a “75 percent” chance he won’t be back with the Giants. And he doesn’t seem to be bothered by the fact that he won’t be chasing a second straight Super Bowl ring.
“How many times have you seen a repeat?” Manningham said.
But isn’t his current quarterback, Eli Manning, one of the best in the entire NFL?
“He is, but there are a lot of good quarterbacks in this league,” Manningham said. “I just want the ball more, that’s all.”
Manningham also wants more money. More than the Giants will have budgeted for a No. 3 wideout.
The four-year veteran already has been linked to the Buccaneers, given that former Giants quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan now serves as the offensive coordinator in Tampa. Regardless, Manningham seems destined to play for a team other than the Giants in 2012.