Friday, September 11, 2015

Eli Manning Agree To Extension; Deal Includes No-Trade Clause

ESPN: The New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning have agreed on a four-year extension worth $84 million, including $65 million in guaranteed money, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The Giants, according to the sources, agreed to include a no-trade clause in Manning's new deal, which had been a major hurdle in the talks.

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the deal includes a $31 million signing bonus and will pay Manning $68.5 million over the first three years.

Manning's $21 million average in new money on the extension 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. He and the team had said they were comfortable playing out the year and doing the extension next spring or summer, but both sides preferred to have it done before the season.

"I think that there'd be no doubt that for all of us to have that behind us, particularly Eli and his family to have that behind them and to no longer have the questions about that every day, I think that's a good thing," Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Friday.

"He's our quarterback, he's the guy that's our leader, and he's been the MVP of two Super Bowls," Coughlin said. "He's a great player and we are excited to have this behind us and a accomplished, and we look forward to having him on the field."

Manning declined comment since nothing had been signed yet.

The Giants play the Dallas Cowboys in their season opener Sunday night.

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