Months of talk around the negotiating table looks set to pay dividends for the New York Giants and Eli Manning, just days before they get their 2015 NFL season under way.
That's because, as reported by NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the franchise and quarterback are now extremely close to agreeing on a new contract.
The extension, which reports suggest could be signed as soon as tomorrow, is thought to be worth $84 million over four-years.
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With speculation having been going on throughout the offseason, and with just one year to go on his current deal, having a new contract sown up before Eli throws his first pass of the campaign will be a huge boost for the franchise.
Finding the balance
Manning's contract, when signed, will fall roughly in line with other big money contracts signed by quarterback peers Cam Newton (five-year, $103 million) and Russell Wilson (four-year, $87.6 million) in 2015. It won't though make him the highest paid QB in the NFL - a wish earlier reports claimed the veteran was requesting.
Manning has his critics as a quarterback but with two Super Bowl rings in his possession he was always going to get paid handsomely at some point over the next 12 months.
Fortunately for the Giants organization who appear set on his as the man to lead the team in their quest for success it now looks almost certain that those pay checks will be paid by New York.
Coming of a career year in 2014 that saw Eli Manning throw for 4,410 yards and 30 TDs, achieving a QB rating over 70 for the first time along the way, Giants fans will be hoping this latest news will give him the boost he needs to kick on in 2015.
Giants fans: Is Eli Manning worth this much, and is he the man to lead your team to Super Bowl success? Have your say in the comments below...