Reports: Giants, Eli have their deal done

AP

Eli Manning and the Giants have been talking contract, and Friday morning brought multiple reports that the deal is done.

A major hurdle, per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, was a no-trade clause for a player who came to the Giants via a draft-day trade back in 2004 and has since won two Super Bowls. PFT confirmed Thursday that the sides were also debating offset language with the guaranteed money.

The deal, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, is a four-year extension worth $84 million, $65 million guaranteed, bringing Manning’s five-year total to $101.5 million. The signing bonus on the new deal is $31 million.

Manning said earlier this week he didn’t want to be negotiating during the season, so Manning getting his money and his wishes two days before the season opener means both the player and the team can move forward happily.

74 responses to “Reports: Giants, Eli have their deal done

  1. To the people who will inevitably say this is a bad deal, what other legitimate option do they have? Who would they actually have a chance to replace him with who is better?

  2. It’s not about finding other options. It’s about paying the right place. I don’t think anyone sees Eli playing at a $21 million dollar level over the next four years.

  3. I hear they’re throwing in a Beats by Dre headset, a tire pump, two drones, an autographed Tom Brady football, a tattoo on Rex Ryan, and unlimited phone calls to Peyton and Archie.

    Victor Cruz, however, remains unguaranteed.

  4. A good deal for a good proven qb. Time for the haters with less sucessful qbs or haters of teams that Eli Smashed many times in the past. We will just laugh at the uneducated fools and move on, like usual. Cowboys eagles and skins have no secondary Btw

  5. Wonderful news. Eli is worth every penny. He has been the perfect front man for a flag ship franchise. The Giants will be very sad when he leaves.

    Thankfully, that won’t happen for a while yet. And no one will be surprised if he has another ring in him. Ironically, the haters will be among the least surprised. Their intense dislike for him almost reads like a fear of the inevitable.

    When Eli won SB 46, the Chargers fanbase all cried, “Oh no, not again.” Lol.

  6. In support of the Patriots during this latest wave of accusations, I’d like to add that they couldn’t cheat their way past the NY Giants on at least two occasions.

  7. Queue more nonsensical Eli bashing in 5, 4, 3…

    Eli has done more with less than any of his contemporaries. He comes up big in the biggest moments. Any Giants fan that thinks about the procession of inadequate players at the QB position that we were forced to suffer through in the 10 years between Simms becoming a cap casualty and Eli taking the reins can only come to one conclusion:
    Pay the man.

  8. I’m a Giants fan.

    The Giants are in decline and should have traded Eli in the off season. Get a #1 and some #3s (which are more valuable than you think). The Giants aren’t good enough to make the playoffs, so they might as well rebuild.

    Get rid of Jerry Reese, let Coughlin retire.
    Their drafting has been poor the last several years (or longer). They got lucky on Odell Beckham, but other than that, they haven’t drafted well.

  9. med515 says:
    Sep 11, 2015 11:37 AM
    Wonderful news. Eli is worth every penny. He has been the perfect front man for a flag ship franchise. The Giants will be very sad when he leaves.

    Thankfully, that won’t happen for a while yet. And no one will be surprised if he has another ring in him. Ironically, the haters will be among the least surprised. Their intense dislike for him almost reads like a fear of the inevitable.

    When Eli won SB 46, the Chargers fanbase all cried, “Oh no, not again.” Lol.
    ________________________________________
    You are completely out of touch with reality.

    You can’t win with a QB and zero defense. Your defense won those SBs with Eli playing the game manager role and a miracle catch on a bad pass.

    He will be out of the league before that contract ends.

  10. @bigbenh8tr says:
    Sep 11, 2015 11:39 AM

    It’s never a good day when your owner pays players for past performance

    What else are the supposed to pay them on? How many owners can see into the future to pay them on future performance? Eli had one of the best years of his career last year (statistically) and continues to turn average receivers and tight ends into stars. What are The Other Steve Smith, Kevin Boss, Jake Ballard, Jeremy Shockey, Mario Manningham, David Tyree…up to now? Deserves every cent of this contract.

  11. Most of the snide comments here are from fans whose Team’s Highlights are on black & white film.

    When Ryan Tanneyhill and Cam Newton are paid nearly $20 Mill…..Eli looks like a bargain.

  12. thealmightybigblue says:
    Sep 11, 2015 11:34 AM
    A good deal for a good proven qb. Time for the haters with less sucessful qbs or haters of teams that Eli Smashed many times in the past. We will just laugh at the uneducated fools and move on, like usual. Cowboys eagles and skins have no secondary Btw
    ________________________________________
    Well without a secondary the Cowboys have still managed to win 4 straight vs Big Blue and 5 out of the past 6.

    Eli Manning has 6 interceptions in the last 4 games.

    Thanks for letting me own you and your fanbase.

  13. Gotta love how the NFL is so starved of quality caliber quarterback talent. B level quarterback getting an A level contract.

    Other teams fans envy our teams players. Other teams players envy our teams fans. #12man #dynastybeforeyoureyes

  14. Hey @bigbenh8tr … 2011-12: THE MOST PASSING YARDAGE IN A PLAYOFF RUN IN HISTORY. What a “game manager”. And he will be in the nfl longer than that 35 yr old in Dallas with a back problem and no championship appearances. But don’t let facts get in the way lmao.

  15. With NFL revenue increasing every year (and thus the cap), it wasn’t about the money… it was the years. With a 4-year extension, Eli gives the team a timetable to have his replacement ready, and he doesn’t look like an egomaniac by insisting he can play into his 40s. Good deal on both sides.

  16. Yeah, Eli got a lot of help in Superbowl 46 from the 32nd ranked rushing attack and 27th ranked defense in the NFL, who gave up historically bad numbers that year.

    NFL record 4th quarter comebacks in 2011. Broke NFL record for 4th quarter TD’s in 2011, previously held in a tie by Unitas and Peyton.

    Glad he got paid.

  17. @bigbenht8r
    both of your posts are awful. paying based on past performance? his team is awful, he makes guys off the streets perform. he has had 7 different centers in the past 8 years and an atrocious o line. he had 30 td’s and 14 picks last year with well over 14k yards. beckham didnt play until week 5 and cruz was outall year. take a look at his picks the past 4-5 years. at least 65% plus have been off his wr/rb hands, or bad route running. Reese has given manning absolutely nothing as far as a team goes year in and out.

    “game manager” check out his stats on those two runs, he was lights out. one including a game in 35 below and although his numbers in the niners game wont blow you away, i have never seen a QB take such a punishment and hang in there. he was blitzed on almost every play and hit. that was a great niners D too.

  18. wegonefunkwichamind says:
    Sep 11, 2015 11:33 AM

    As an Eagles’ fan, I’m happy about this.

    Because Eli has more Super Bowl wins than your franchise? Worry about your QB who has proven nothing in his career.

  19. jh500 says:
    Sep 11, 2015 11:34 AM
    4 years.. another 84 interceptions
    ===========================
    Think ya forgot 2 Super Bowl MVP’s.
    Maybe a 3rd super bowl title as well…before he’s done. He’s proven he’s special.
    BTW career: 259 TD’s vs 185 TD’s in the regular season. In postseason his winning percentage is .727.

    As an Eagle fan you know you’d give anything to have a QB that could bring you 2 championships in 4 years along with being a 2x MVP & you would laugh at people like yourself that trolled on him for throwing over 20 ints twice over an 11 year career.

  20. Eli has not done anything SINCE tha superbowl!! to those Giant fans-most of u dont EVEN LIKE Eli..soon as he throws his 1st pic Sun nite giants r goin to start talkin abt his latest contract.

  21. Well heres some info 9n the defense that helped in 2011 :
    The week before, the Giants defense held the Atlanta Falcons to 247 total yards, two sacks of Matt Ryan and no points scored (the safety was not against the defense).

    This week was even more impressive against the champions.

    The Giants forced four turnovers against Green Bay, two of which were made by Aaron Rodgers, and they sacked him four times.

  22. Please provide more stats taken out of context like regular season defensive rankings or comparing his 2014 season to Brees/peyton but not including those guys passing yards or TDS and only pointing out interception numbers.

    I love arguing with children

  23. @bigbenh8tr maybe if the Cowboys and their fans worried about beating good teams like the packers instead 6-10 7-9 teams maybe you wouldn’t have to find old tapes to watch The cowboys on top. But we all ml know to u is a born loser and jerry jones teams are born to fail in the 21 century so never mind.

  24. The problem with paying a QB 20 Million + (any QB for that matter) is that its had to find a good supporting cast with that much of the cap going to one player. Ask the Seahawks.

    But it’s also hard to go anywhere playoff wise without a great QB.

  25. No playoff appearances for the last three years, none likely going forward…..break the bank for a 34 year old interception machine. Oh wait, I forgot he won Superbowls back in the day and every team would want him….it all makes sense NOW.

    LOL

  26. Eli is not elite just because the Giants won 2 Super Bowls with him at QB. They won the first because they had an elite defense and Asante Samuel can’t cover, and they won the second time because of a freakish helmet catch.

  27. bigbenh8tr says:
    Your defense won those SBs with Eli playing the game manager role and a miracle catch on a bad pass.
    ____________________

    The Eli bashers love rolling that tired argument out.
    Yes, Tyree’s helmet catch was a 1 in a 1,000 miraculous reception. What wasn’t at all unusual was Eli breaking the grasp of three separate NE defenders prior to throwing it. It also was not the game winning score. For the go ahead touchdown Manning read the D, saw the mismatch and went to Burress on a perfectly executed play.

    The Manningham catch was one of the best passing plays in SB history. Incredible throw under pressure to a well covered receiver. It was a thing of beauty. Eli went 30/40 for 296 in SB 46.

    He is far from charismatic while doing it but make no mistake, in some of the biggest moments Eli Manning can be among the baddest of men.

  28. clk320cpe says:
    Sep 11, 2015 11:59 AM

    jh500 says:
    Sep 11, 2015 11:34 AM
    4 years.. another 84 interceptions
    ===========================
    Think ya forgot 2 Super Bowl MVP’s.
    Maybe a 3rd super bowl title as well…before he’s done. He’s proven he’s special.
    BTW career: 259 TD’s vs 185 TD’s in the regular season. In postseason his winning percentage is .727.

    As an Eagle fan you know you’d give anything to have a QB that could bring you 2 championships in 4 years along with being a 2x MVP & you would laugh at people like yourself that trolled on him for throwing over 20 ints twice over an 11 year career.

    ——————————————————–

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. I’d take Eli any day at QB over others, specifically those in the same conference he’s in. Yeah, Romo hasn’t thrown nowhere near as many INTs as Eli but he also hasn’t won any SBs and he’s more than likely at the twilight of his career. Griffin, well, let’s not even talk about him.

    Giants fan know by now that when people throw insults at Eli, it’s the only thing they got, coz even they have to admit, when it comes down to it, he’s delivered when it counted.

  29. jhmiller23 says:
    Sep 11, 2015 11:36 AM

    cue the Eli haters in 1….2….

    how many rings does your QB have??
    __________________________________

    How many 10+ win seasons does your QB have?

  30. I’m not one to say someone didn’t earn their money, but this is an overpay. Eli is good, but he’s not a top QB and shouldn’t be paid as one, especially since the Giants need help at a bunch of different positions. He should have gotten less and they should have used the rest of that money on other areas to make their team better as a whole.

    And for all the Giants fans throwing out the rings argument: that’s great. Unfortunately that was four years ago and the Giants haven’t even made the playoffs since then. You’re going to pay him top QB money when he can’t even get this team into the playoffs? And I said the same thing bout Rivers. You pay for future results, not what someone did in the past. Overpaying for mediocre QB play will hurt the rest of the team when there’s no money to pay others

  31. That’s the thing about haters…. they really make no sense.

    The Giants are the ones paying Eli. They are the ones who have to play with a non-elite QB. Not the Eagles or the Cowboys or the skins. So, how is this their problem you ask? I dunno, looks to me people are just hating on a so-called “turnover machine” who’s better days are behind him… lol.

  32. I have to admit, my initial thought is he’s one of the most overrated players in the NFL and if his last name wasn’t Manning he would get more criticism.

    But it looks like the Giant fans seem to like the deal. So maybe I’m missing something. As long as they are happy good for the Giants. I’m not a Giants fan, so as long as everyone is happy and they stay mediocre, I’m happy to. 🙂

  33. Eli is injury prone? That’s a new one. He hasn’t missed a start since high school, including 11 years in the NFL.

    Injury prone, ha, that’s a new one.

  34. I don’t care how many picks he throws in the regular season as long as the team tries hard besides that. I care that they win Super Bowls every so often. I don’t care about having the best QB. Why would I? What has Peyton Manning or Rodgers done better? They throw less interceptions in the regular season, win more regular season games, and lose more playoff games. Great. I want them.

    You guys act like Eli it was a hot streak or accident is retarded. He said before the playoffs both times. I’m not going to be the same quarterback I’ve been in the regular season. So he reduced his interceptions/fumbles on purpose. I’m sure you can find his quotes on a blog like this or video clips.

    Meanwhile, Peyton, Favre, Rodgers, Romo, Stafford, Ryan, Brady (post 2004 game manager days trying to keep with Peyton) all said that will play just like what got them there.

    So even if only guy is smart enough to treat the ball like gold heading into the Playoffs then I’m thrilled he’s on my team. He predicted it. It’s verifiable for every QB on the list. I care more about winning it all. I don’t even care QBs. I hate them. I love smash mouth football. They are just there to get knocked down. Eli never missed a game either. So you can root for your QBs that get hurt and lose playoff games or playing games. I’ll take Eli over anyone in the league. Brady is the recipient of Belicheat hiring 3 guys to develop 100 ways to cheat every Sunday for 15 years. Eli and Big Ben weren’t provided with that, and I’m glad they haven’t. The Giants and Steelers went to 3 Super Bowls in 15 years and won 2 each. Adding to their legend status already. 3rd and 4th all time in NFL championships…That’s what I care about.

  35. Its amazing to see the people who know nothing about football talk…2014 Eli had 4,410yrds 30 Td’s 63 comp%, rtg 92.1 ALL BEHIND A BELOW AVERAGE OLINE! Dont you guys realize how important the Oline is towards and QB performance??

    The following QB’s had more INT’s in 2014 all behind better Olines:

    * Andrew Luck
    * Peyton Manning
    * Drew Brees
    * Phillip Rivers

  36. I have to admit, my initial thought is he’s one of the most overrated players in the NFL and if his last name wasn’t Manning he would get more criticism.

    But it looks like the Giant fans seem to like the deal. So maybe I’m missing something. As long as they are happy good for the Giants. I’m not a Giants fan, so as long as everyone is happy and they stay mediocre, I’m happy to. 🙂

    ——–
    He’s not overrated. He’s underrated. The NFL players didn’t even pick him in the Top 100 this year when he is.

  37. blu4l1fe says:
    Sep 11, 2015 12:23 PM
    That’s the thing about haters…. they really make no sense.

    The Giants are the ones paying Eli. They are the ones who have to play with a non-elite QB. Not the Eagles or the Cowboys or the skins. So, how is this their problem you ask? I dunno, looks to me people are just hating on a so-called “turnover machine” who’s better days are behind him… lol.

    ————-
    Dude…..The Giants are also playing with a “non-elite” QB. They are merely paying for one anyway.

  38. thealmightybigblue says:
    Sep 11, 2015 11:34 AM
    A good deal for a good proven qb. Time for the haters with less sucessful qbs or haters of teams that Eli Smashed many times in the past. We will just laugh at the uneducated fools and move on, like usual. Cowboys eagles and skins have no secondary Btw

    ——————————————————–

    How’d the Giants do against those terrible secondaries last year?

    Oh that’s right. 0-4 vs Dallas and Philly

    But I guess I’m and “uneducated fool”

  39. Although he probably won’t perform up to the contract, you kinda deserved to be overpaid when you have won the city 2 Super Bowls (Cowboys fan btw) but I would rather overpay a Super Bowl Champion like Eli then Cutler, Dalton, Tannehill, or Cam Newton.

  40. Eli gets MORE criticism because his last name is Manning. Eli is not the best QB and he is not the worst. I will gladly take 2 Super Bowl rings over any number of 10 win seasons. Ask Jim Kelly or Dan Marino what they would rather have. I would take Eli in the playoffs over any other QB because he can’t be spooked. How many times was he picking himself up off the ground and pulling rolls of sod out of his facemask in the NFC title games against the 49ers? If that were Romo the 49ers would have won 70-0.

  41. Eli plays in NY, with all of the abuse and distractions that city is known for. He handles the pressure. He plays ball, keeps his mouth shut, isn’t a showboat, is a good citizen and has won 2 rings. I wish he played for my Eagles. Smart move, Giants.

  42. weaponx73 says:

    Keep running your mouths about Eli. How’d that workout last time everyone questioned if Eli was elite?

    ======================================

    I questioned it the last two seasons. The last two seasons he wasn’t even rated in the top 10. Fact.

  43. The Eagles and their gazillion dollars in cap space would double the Giants bid for Eli if he were a free agent. You know it and I know it.

    As for the Cowboys’ fan…it’s cool. Bash him. Cite interception numbers when we had a different downfield offense. Make fun of his corky look. No worries. You got a good quarterback and so do we. I won’t talk about Romo’s big game shortcomings because I know without Romo, the Cowboys are a 1-win team. Just like NY. We’re both lucky. That’s why we both pay beaucoup dollay to keep them.

  44. Eagles fan here and am very happy for Eli. Not because I think this helps us, but because Eli is quite possibly the most underrated quarterback of his era… especially to his own fan base.

    He has done more with less than any other quarterback not named Tom Brady in his age, and he beat Tom Brady twice in the big one.

    Eli is an elite QB and if you disagree I don’t really care because the stats, the intangibles, the comebacks, they all agree with me and that is what matters. Not your foolish opinions.

    Eli Manning > Peyton Manning

  45. There’s a good chance he never makes the playoffs again in his career. They will remain talentless around him accept for one diva receiver who folds mentally when faced with press coverage.

  46. Admittedly, Big Brother Peyton was a better QB than Eli when Peyton was in his prime. Yet, Little Brother Eli keeps topping him!!

    Eli married the hot chick, Eli has 2 rings, Eli owns the Bank, should I continue?

    Way to go Eli. Nice work.

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