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.