Eli Manning wants to become the NFL’s highest-paid player.
This is what Manning wants when he signs his next contract extension with the New York Giants. There’s a “significant gap” between the two sides.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on this development on Monday. NFL.com released an update on the same day.
Rapoport said the gap is unlikely going to close soon.
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Manning reportedly wants more than $20 million per season. That deal comes with more than $60 million in guaranteed money. The Giants are offering “significantly less,” per The New York Daily News.
Manning and his agent Tom Condon are aware they could be in for a $25 million contract this season. This is the amount the Giants will offer if they place the franchise tag on Manning, per NFL.com.
Giants president and CEO John Mara wants a deal done before the start of the 2015 NFL season. He emphasized this to the The New York Daily News on Monday:
“We’re going to try to lock him up. We’re still having discussions with his agent and our goal is to still try to reach a contract with him, hopefully before the regular season starts or as soon thereafter as possible.
“There is no deadline on it right now.”
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Manning will earn $17 million in the 2015 NFL season. This is part of the six-year, $97.5 million extension he signed six years ago, per ESPN.
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is the league’s highest-paid quarterback. He earns an annual average salary of $22 million, per ESPN.
Several big-name quarterbacks have agreed to contract extensions. None of theirs exceeds Rodgers’.
Here are their average annual values, per ESPN:
- Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, $21.9 million
- Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers, $21.85 million
- Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers, $20.81 million
- Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, $20.76 million
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