Report: Eli Manning looking for contract similar to Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger

16567819-mmmainNew York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has made it known what his asking price is when it comes to a contract extension. Manning says he want to be the highest paid player in the NFL, but I doubt that he will be. But I do think that he should be paid around the same area of the best quarterbacks in the game. And it looks like that is what he is asking for as well. According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Manning is looking for a contract similar to Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger.

 

That’s the real benchmark in the contract negotiations for the Giants quarterback, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. Both Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger, the other two quarterbacks from the first round of the 2004 draft, have already received lucrative contract extensions this offseason worth in the neighborhood of $21 million per season.

Manning is looking to be paid at least as much as, and likely more than, both.

So far the Giants’ offer hasn’t been in that financial neighborhood, which is why a source told the Daily News that there remains a “significant gap” between the two sides in negotiations.

 

I think that Manning won’t get paid more than Roethlisberger but he deserves to be paid more than Rivers. When it is all said and done, I think Manning’s contract will be just a little below of what Roethlisberger signed for.

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