New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is set to become a free agent in 2016, and he has still not agreed to a contract extension.
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The Giants are choosing to let Manning play out the final year of his contract, as he is currently 34 years old. Manning said that he is fine with doing this.
“I’ve known a lot of people who have gone into their last year, my brother went into the last year of his contract twice, and that’s just part of it,” Manning said to Newsday.
However, Manning is coming off one of the best seasons of his career as he threw for 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for a 92.1 passer rating while completing a career-high 63.1 percent of his passes.
Manning had previously thrown 27 interceptions in 2013, but he benefitted from a new offensive coordinator in Ben McAdoo, and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. emerged as one of the premier weapons in the NFL in his rookie season.
The Giants quarterback may be able to repeat last season’s production since Victor Cruz will be returning from torn ACL surgery, and Beckham and Rueben Randle round up a solid receiving corps.
Manning is due $17 million for the 2015 season. It would be a shocker if the Giants decide to move on without him, but head coach Tom Coughlin is also entering the final year of his contract.
If the Giants decide to give Manning an extension, it will more than likely be long enough to make him a Giant for life.