Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I think the title of this post deserves a "Huh? Are you serious? Did you mean Peyton? You meant Peyton right?" Nope, Eli Manning is on the verge of signing a 6 year 97.5 million dollar extension with the Giants, to make him the highest paid player in the history of the sport. Take it away Mr. Glazer.
"The deal will make the 28-year-old the highest-paid player in the history of the Giants organization as well as the highest-paid quarterback (per year) in NFL history, a figure Giants fans would probably not argue with." Jay Glazer
Now I completely understand the Giants wanting to lock up Manning for a long time. He's a solid leader, he's won a super bowl, and he's become beloved in the city. But highest paid player ever? Really? You can't think he actually deserves that right?
This is the same guy that has never put up sparkling numbers right? The same guy that the entire city of New York was ready to behead at the beginning of 2007? The same guy who watched his Giants get crunched in playoffs by the Eagles?
Yes, he is the same guy that knocked off the unbeatable Patriots. But please someone give me a logical reason why Eli Manning of all NFL Players deserves to be the highest paid. I don't get it.
With that being said, I'm sure the next QB to sign (like a Cheeseburger, Brady or Big Bro), will blow Eli's contract away.