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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is officially the NFL's highest-paid player. A
little more than a week after reaching a tentative agreement, Manning
signed the six-year extension that could keep him with the team through
2015 and will pay him an average salary of $15.3 million starting next
season. Manning Contract Extension - $97mil MAN473170 Eli Manning, QB
New York Giants

2008 Statistics
Comp/Att: 289/479
Passing Yards: 3,238
TD/INT: 21/10

Manning is guaranteed $35 million under terms of the $97 million extension. News of the deal first broke on Aug. 5. "It's
good to get it out of the way and not have to worry about anything
else," Manning said Friday after the Giants held their morning practice
at the University at Albany. "Now it's time to get ready for the
season." The low-key Manning insisted that being the league's highest-paid player wouldn't put any added pressure on him. "My
job is to play quarterback for the New York Giants and try to win
games," he said. "Nothing has changed. My responsibilities have not
changed. I am trying to go out there, do my part, play well and lead
this team." Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the nine-day
gap between when the agreement was announced and when it was signed was
never an issue. "It was just some small details that we had to
iron out in the contract, so it has pretty much been done since it
first started to be reported," Reese said.

Manning will make $9.4 million this season under the final
year of the contract that he signed as a rookie in 2004 as the No. 1
overall pick in the draft. Before Manning's extension, All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha of the Oakland Raiders was the NFL's highest-paid player on average. He agreed to a three-year, $45.3 million contract earlier this year. Defensive end Julius Peppers, who received the Carolina Panthers' franchise tag this offseason, will be the league's highest-paid player this season with a one-year, $16.7 million contract. Manning
has started the last 71 games for New York, the third-longest streak
among active quarterbacks at the end of last season. During that span,
he also has become the first Giants quarterback to throw for 3,000
yards and at least 20 touchdowns in four consecutive seasons. "I
am happy to be here, this is where I want to be," said Manning, who was
the Super Bowl XLII MVP. "I feel the Giants are one of the greatest
organizations, if not the best organization in the NFL, and it's an
honor to be part of the Giants and play quarterback in New York. I have
worked hard to try to become a better player, and I feel I've done
everything to help the Giants, and I'm excited to know I'll be here six
or seven more years." Manning has guided the Giants to the
playoffs in each of his four full seasons as a starter. Last season, he
led New York to the NFC East title and earned his first Pro Bowl berth,
passing for 3,238 yards and 21 touchdowns. "He's our franchise
quarterback, and we've been in the playoffs for the last four years,
and he's done everything we ask him to do," Reese said.

Not a big fan of the Mannings but good work giants

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old news dude Razz

for eli it is definately not worth it.... if it was brady or peyton i think it might just be worth it but it is a lot for just one player
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Thing is, the Giants would tell you that deal is worth every penny. Eli has finally started showing indications that he can be an elite QB. The next couple of seasons, with some young receivers out there, will be where he proves whether he's great or just good.
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