Giants and Eli Manning yet to meet to discuss new terms

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New York Giants are gearing up for one of the biggest years in their franchise, with the 2015 season likely to define the careers of many key personnel in the franchise.

Starting quarterback Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, is headed into arguably his most pivotal season to date. In the final year of his current contract with the NFC East team, Manning is being urged by the franchise to prove that he is worth another bumper deal.

Pittsburgh Steelers handed star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a new four-year contract in March, a deal which Eli is likely to want the Giants to match or even surpass. The reason for the comparison is because Roethlisberger is also a two-time Super Bowl winner, but Manning will have to prove in 2015 that like Big Ben, he is improving with age.

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Future unclear 

Giants fans in New York and around the world may feel that the contract situation for Eli is not a great one, but Manning himself says he's very comfortable with the situation.

“I guess I’m just happy that I’m still playing and still got a job to do,” Manning told the New York Daily News.

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“I guess I’ve always just thought, they gave me a contract for six years, this is the sixth year. I don’t have any complaints. I’m going to do my job, no matter what. My focus is on playing good football, winning games, and whatever happens after that happens after that.”

Chance to prove himself 

Considering the talent that he has at his disposal, Manning will have every opportunity to impress key personnel at the Giants during the upcoming season.

Star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. was a revelation during his rookie season in the NFL, while having Victor Cruz fit for the full season alongside ODB will cause chaos for opposing defenses. Rueben Randle will also provide a considerable threat and tight end Larry Donnell will likely take his play to the next level in 2015.

Could leave

Should Manning impress in 2015 there is no doubt he will be offered what he wants, but should the Giants miss out on the post-season again, he will likely be shown the door.

The fact that the Giants and Eli have yet to meet to discuss new terms should certainly worry fans wanting to see the successful QB stay in the Big Apple. 

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