And a $31 million signing bonus. And a no-trade clause.
The new contract gets added to the final year of Manning’s current 6-year, $97.5 million contract. It seems the plan is to have Manning at QB for 5 more years.
The new contract averages to $21 million/year. That’s good for fourth among quarterbacks in the NFL, behind Aaron Rodgers ($22 million), Russell Wilson ($21.9 million), and Ben Roethlisberger ($21.85 million). The $65 million guaranteed ties for the record (the Chargers’ Philip Rivers).
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.