Peyton’s little brother Eli had himself a rough 2013 regular season that featured 27 interceptions. Manning and the Giants went win-less for the first six weeks before picking up their first victory of the season at home against the Minnesota Vikings on October 21st in Week 7.
Now with Eli being signed through 2015, most people would think that the Giants would have handed Eli another contract extension after winning two Super Bowls with the team. The first extension he signed with the team was back in 2009 where he agree’d on a six year deal worth $97.5 million.
According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, he expects the New York Giants to wait until 2014 to see if they’re going to extend Eli’s contract or not. This is what he had to say:
“Tom Coughlin and the coaching staff are all signed through 2015 at this point, and I just don’t believe the Giants believe themselves to be in a position to commit to much of anything beyond that. They hope Manning bounces back with a big 2014 and everything clicks with all of the new additions on defense and they make a playoff run. If that happens, they probably extend Manning next year. But if Manning is in decline, and 2013 was just a blip, then they would like to know that as best as they can before making their long-term decisions about quarterback. They could gain a great deal of financial flexibility by extending Manning now, and should they decide that’s the most important thing, they still could do it. But they would prefer not to do it this offseason and see what Manning has to show them in 2014.” – Dan Graziano responds to a fans tweet on ESPN New York.
What do you think Giants fans? Do you still believe in Eli, or should the team let him ride out the rest of his contract and let him walk?