By Craig Filazzola, WSOE Sports Director
The New York Giants have dished out a six-year, $97.5 million contract extension with their quarterback Eli Manning. This places Manning as one of the highest players in the league. He will make around $15.3 million each year until 2015 on top of the reported overall $35 million guaranteed.
Manning played a key role for the Giants in their amazing 2007 campaign. The team was considered a major underdog throughout the playoffs. They achieved one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history when they knocked off the previously undefeated New England Patriots in a 17-14 victory. As a result of Manning’s outstanding play, including a spectacular game-winning drive towards the end, he was named the Super Bowl XLII MVP.
In each of the last four seasons, Manning has thrown for more than 3,000 yards and at least 20 touchdowns. Last year he recorded 3,238 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance.
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