That said, there's plenty of discontent out there to enjoy, courtesy of NJ.com. Here's some of our favorites.
Posted by borotaxpayer on 08/05/09 at 7:43AM
Hope it includes a tutor to teach him how to pass.
I really like Eli, but "highest paid player in the league?" This doesn't make sense. Sure, give him a lucrative new deal, but why so high?
MG: Is the Manning family so cutthroat that the Giants think he'd bolt if they didn't offer him the moon?
Who in the Giants camp is driving this deal? Ownership?
Just seems a bit extreme. Hopefully we'll see the wisdom in it in both performance and value down the road.
Posted by hrpufnstuff on 08/05/09 at 8:39AM
How will the speed at WR help Eli? He will continue to underthrow them. He needs tall receivers who can adjust to his wounded ducks the way Burress could. A middle of the pack quarterback making $16M a year. Jesus. Now we know how our PSL money is being spent (wasted).
Posted by beerguy2 on 08/05/09 at 8:51AM
Highest paid player in the NFL what a joke. I hope the wind dies down this year during the playoffs.
this will pan out to be one of the worst contracts in the history of sports
Posted by Carbo on 08/05/09 at 10:21AM
$97M for a QB who can't run, can't pass with any accuracy, has a weak arm, and shows no leadership?
Good God, the idiots running this organization have just set it back ten years!
$97M?!?!? What's that, about $8M per spiral?
They should have traded Manning for a bucket of draft picks. They could have built this team into a dynasty for years to come. A sad day in Giants history, along the lines of The Fumble.
The translation for "Eli" which derives originally from the Southern Redneck Language actually means - average QB with tendencies to pout.
Now we see why he didn't want to play for the Chargers, his daddy wanted more money for the family
Agree with everyone who says this is too much.
I still think David Carr, given the same oppty to play with a quality offensive line and running game would easily surpass Eli, who i still consider average at best.