All the details have been released regarding Eli Manning’s contract, and we’ve found out the injury status of Victor Cruz and Jon Beason for week one.
Both sides agreed on an extension where Manning will be paid $84 million, $65 million of which will be guaranteed, including a no-trade clause.
Tying Philip Rivers for the most guaranteed money in the NFL.
This is what Manning had to say, according to ESPN:
“I’m obviously excited knowing I’ll be a Giant for a long time. This is where I got started and where I want to finish. I still have the same mentality. My goal is to earn this contract and do my best and keep trying to win championships for the Giants.”
No more rumors, no more speculation, Manning will continue to be a Giant for years to come.
Eli Manning’s next victory as #Giants quarterback will be the 100th of his NFL career, including postseason.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) September 12, 2015
It’s a done deal.
As much as you might want to see Cruz back on the field, Beason is clearly the more important asset. He’s the leader of a defensive unit that clearly needs one at the moment.
Beason is the signal caller in the middle of the defense, and without him the team will now go with 27-year-old Uani’ Unga – who’s never appeared in a regular season game – as the starter.
Against an offense like Dallas, this could be a recipe for disaster.
Just warning you.
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