New York Giants QB Eli Manning tells SI what it is like playing in a contract year and discusses his expectations for the team.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning told SI Now on Friday that he will let his on-field performance dictate his contract extension talks. Manning will be an unrestricted free-agent at the end of the upcoming season.
“I've been privileged to play 12 years–going into my 12th year–playing quarterback with the New York Giants,” Manning said. “I let my talking be done on the field and go out there and prepare for a big season. If I can do that and stay focused and play the way I know I can, everything else will work itself out.”
Manning won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 2007 and 2011, but has failed to make the playoffs in the past three seasons. The 34-year-old threw 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season. He had a 63% completion rate.
Manning is entering the final year of his contract, which was extended for $97.5 million in 2009 and made him the highest paid NFL player at the time.
- Christopher Chavez