That’s right. The derpiest sonofabitch in the league not named Nick Foles also wants to be the highest-paid player in the league.
That’s New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, in case you didn’t know.
… he said with a perplexed look.
Eli is entering the final year of his contract. The Giants want to extend Eli’s deal. Eli has set the bar high.
Highest-paid means his annual salary would surpass that of Aaron Rodgers, who currently rakes in $22 million per season.
Is Eli worth that? Fuck no!
Not even the NFL Network, which originally reported the story, wanted to make an argument for him, saying:
Manning isn’t a top-five NFL quarterback, much less on par with 2014 Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers, who currently ranks as the league’s highest-paid quarterback.
But hey, you have to set the bar somewhere.
Might as well go for the gold!
Now, if you’re wondering if this is actually likely to happen, the answer appears to be not terribly. There is what has been termed a “significant gap” between what Manning is asking for and what the Giants are offering.
It seems preposterous to think that if Russell Wilson didn’t didn’t even come close to Rodgers’ salary that Manning would surpass him.
But look at what he would earn if they were to use the franchise tag on him. The Giants are in a lose-lose situation. They either don’t offer him a deal and franchise him, let him test the market and risk losing their starting QB, or pay him what he’s asking which will guarantee his payments rather than let the franchise tag dictate it.
I don’t give a fuck if the Giants spend every fucking penny on him.
All these mediocre QBs getting > $20M per year is good for the Pack. Only one actually earns it, so advantage to us.
I’ll never forgive Eli or the Giants. Every year we face them I have wished that they would be humiliated and burned to the ground. Watching the 2012 game was so unbearable I nearly hurled.
If it weren’t for these scumbags, Favre likely would have retired with a second ring and the whole drama with the Vikings would have never happened.
The fact that this guy has two rings when there are a 100 quarterbacks easily better than him is a fact too hard to swallow.
That being said, I hope they give him every last possible penny. Watch the Giants unable to pay to keep any of their stars.
Manning is this eras Jim Plunkett, complete horse shit in the regular season, but come playoff time all of the sudden starts pulling wins out of ass.
He’s actually not that bad in the regular season, imo. At least not statistically. His numbers are the kind I would take over someone like Geno Smith or Blake Bortles for example. I don’t think he deserves nearly the kind of credit he gets for the post-season though. He had the help of one very dominant defense, some elite receivers, and a very respectable run game. For the record, throughout his career when his run game goes down, he and his stats go down too. Like, WAY down. He is one of the most overrated players in the NFL.
how do I get a custom photo on here???
Thanks for the reminder Chad. I was watching the game at a “Packers”,bar according to a friend…..
Turned out having NY asshole w manning Jersey sitting in front of me in view of tv.
After Burt threw the INT he celebrated by buying 1 beer and letting each of his pals take a swig….
Ranks right up there w the Sleepful in Seattle game…..
My pals tell me the same thing, that I can be a buzzkill. I really address the painful part of the past, I’m not afraid to say it. Sorry, but every time I see Eli’s face, I see the guy changed the course of Packers history for the worse, not to mention he looks and acts like a weiner. My heart just SANK when I saw that field goal kick go through the uprights, and I’ll never forget the look on Favre’s face when they lost.
The sad thing is, it’s just football, but I react to the whole thing like it matters when it really doesn’t. I don’t know why I get so emotional thinking about it. Regardless of all that, my point is simply this: I HATE Eli Manning!
Felt the same way my friend……
Grew up in NYC hating that team and it’s fans….
E. Is a buffoon !
I’m always wondering does he look like Bert from sesame street or is there another muppet with a better resemble?