Giants, Eli Manning Agree On $84 Million Extension
The New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning have agreed on a four-year extension, worth $84 million.
According to ESPN, the deal includes $65 million in guaranteed money, as well as a no-trade clause, which had been a major hurdle in the talks.
Furthermore, Manning gets a $31 million signing bonus.
The 34-year-old's $21 million salary average will rank him fourth among quarterbacks in the NFL, behind Aaron Rodgers ($22 million), Russell Wilson ($21.9 million) and Ben Roethlisberger ($21.85 million).
Manning was entering the final year of his contract. ESPN notes that both sides said they were comfortable playing out the year and doing the extension next spring or summer, but they ultimately agreed to get it done before the season.
The Giants play the Dallas Cowboys in their season opener Sunday night.