Negotiations between the New York Giants and their quarterback could be concluding soon as Eli Manning has said he isn’t a fan of contract talks during the regular season.
New Deal Now
Many players are not fans of contract negotiations going on between themselves and the team they play for during the regular season, and the three-time Pro Bowler is no different.
Ralph Vaccchiano for the New York Daily News confirmed on his twitter that the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback said he wanted his contract negotiations sorted as soon as possible to WFAN Sports Radio.
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He said: “I’m not a big fan of negotiations going on during the season. I’m hoping if this thing is going to get done, it’s going to get done very quickly… and not have these talks continue on.”
A happy quarterback is generally a good quarterback, so having Manning signed to the Giants for a couple more years may cause to unleash that arm that is feeling stronger than ever.
No Elite Free Agent Quarterbacks
The two-time Pro Bowler is currently in his final year of his six-year, $97.5 million deal which he signed back in August 2009. At the moment, he is the last big name quarterback that could become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
There is little doubt that Manning will be resigned as well by his agent Tom Condon as he told nj.com: "The interesting part about it is, since 1993, the inception of free agency, has there ever been an elite quarterback hit the open market?
"Peyton (Manning did in 2012), but he had four neck surgeries and no idea if he would ever be well enough to play. Drew Brees, when he went to New Orleans (in 2006), he had 15 studs in his shoulder, in his throwing arm (from a hit he took in the final game of 2005).
"There's nobody else that's ever come up. They just re-do you."
I would have to agree with Condon, the Giants would be idiots to allow Manning hit the free agency at the end of the season. The best way to avoid that possibility would be to sign him up to a new contract before they play the Dallas Cowboys in their season opener.