Sep 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Eli Manning has been entrenched as the starter in New York since midway through his rookie season back in 2004. He has lead his team to 8 playoff wins, 2 conference championships, and most importantly 2 Super Bowls in which the Giants won both and Manning was named Super Bowl MVP, twice. Oh yea, and he has started 167 consecutive games.
The Giants need to work out a deal with Manning before the end of the season. If they let this go until next year and have to use the franchise tag on their all time quarterback they will be throwing money out the window.
A long term contract that will let Eli finish his career in New York and pays him like a king is best for both Eli and the Giants. If they wait for the season to play out it will backfire on the Giants. Manning is looking at an offense loaded with weapons. The system is fit to his skill set and minimizes turnovers with quick passes and shorter routes. Manning will put up wild numbers this year and be in the running for the NFL MVP. Let me break down all the reasons as to why the Giants should extend and pay up for Eli Manning.
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