New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has two seasons left on a seven-year, $106.9 million deal he signed back in 2009. In 2016, Manning will be a free agent and it is never too early to start discussing a contract extension in regards to your franchise quarterback.
“We haven’t even really discussed that yet. We’ll discuss that at the appropriate time. Obviously it’s our hope that he finish his career as a Giant,” Giants owner John Mara said, via the New York Post.
Mara is expecting a big year for Manning, which makes you think that his words aren’t matching what he actually believes. If he really believed Manning had a bright future and was headed into a season re-energized and was expecting a big season, wouldn’t you want to get an extension done before he drives up the price? On the other hand, waiting on the Giants part will allow them to further evaluate where Manning is.
“I just think that he’s had too much success here, he’s still physically in great shape, mentally, I think he’s as excited as he ever has been,” Mara said. “I think the new offense has re-energized him, and I’m very confident he’s going to have a good year for us. And we’ve added some pieces for him that I think will help him also.”