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Struggling Eli Manning likely to get Giants extension

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09:04 AM ET 10.20 | On Thursday, Tom Coughlin also said, "We're going to win again with Eli," and through conversations with several team sources it seems that most people in the Giants organization agree with that belief -- both in the short- and long-term. They have long ago accepted that Manning can be erratic and can sometimes go into maddening slumps, but his upside is obviously enormous. So no change of future plans is needed, not when Manning is 32 years old in an era when top quarterbacks have shown they can play at a high level until they approach 40. In fact it's much more likely that Manning -- with two years left on the $106.9 million contract he signed in 2009 -- will get a contract extension this offseason, to help the Giants with their salary cap problems and to guarantee he remains a Giant for life. At some point the Giants know they will have to think about a Manning heir apparent, but that moment may still be three, four or even five years away.

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October 20, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Now let's see, a four year extension on top of this year, hey that's 0-80!!!

October 20, 2013  09:17 AM ET

They've won 2 Super Bowls with him. Keeping him isn't a question.

Although... considering he's on pace to lead the league in interceptions for the 3rd time in his career, he certainly sounds overpaid.

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October 20, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"We're going to win again with Eli," yes-I firmly believe that they will win a game again with eli.

LOL

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October 20, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Now let's see, a four year extension on top of this year, hey that's 0-80!!!

Eli will be okay. The guy has two Super Bowl MVP awards.

October 20, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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"We're going to win again with Eli," yes-I firmly believe that they will win a game again with eli.

Maybe even another Super Bowl or two.

October 20, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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They've won 2 Super Bowls with him. Keeping him isn't a question.Although... considering he's on pace to lead the league in interceptions for the 3rd time in his career, he certainly sounds overpaid.

This guy is worth the big bucks. Pay the man.

October 20, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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but it is a question- when you look at his age and record lately look at the record under eli and giant playoff appearances over the last 5 years....its pretty mediocre (granted they had a great run but they were only 9-7 and won a pathetic division)they've had ONE playoff appearance in the last 5 years. (including this year)and are they going to rebuild after this pathetic year?you want a 18 mil qb for a rebuilding team?he's certainly an average >above average qb in the league- but he's not top 7-8and at his age, recent track record and teams future plans (rebuild) there absolutely is a question about whether to lock him up for much longer or to look elsewhere

cant win without a qb

October 20, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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cant win without a qb

Not in today's NFL.

October 20, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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he's certainly an average >above average qb in the league- but he's not top 7-8and at his age, recent track record and teams future plans (rebuild) there absolutely is a question about whether to lock him up for much longer or to look elsewhere

You don't get two Super Bowl MVP awards by just being average.

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October 20, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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absolutely-and he has won- but are you ready to spend 15-18 mil on a 33 year old qb who, lets be real- is an average regular season player ?

Eli is not worth the money on a rebuilding team.


And the GGGMen are in rebuilding mode.

October 20, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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Eli is not worth the money on a rebuilding team. And the GGGMen are in rebuilding mode.

At his current age.

October 20, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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absolutely-and he has won- but are you ready to spend 15-18 mil on a 33 year old qb who, lets be real- is an average regular season player ?

There are not that many good QB's available and the draft doesn't guarantee a team will get lucky and find a gem. Surround Eli with better talent and he'll be productive. Coughlin is a burned out coach and needs to be replaced.

October 20, 2013  10:04 AM ET

This Giant fan is OK with it. I can still see that look on Dave Brown's face and the ghosts of Danny Kannell and Grahm. Show em Eli, make them stop saying those things about you.

Hey, it goes something like this, " Home is that place that if you have to go there, they have to take you in."

October 20, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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At his current age.

33 years old is not that old for a QB. Tony Romo signed a lucrative long term deal with Dallas.

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October 20, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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bingo-we see he can't take mediocre talent and win 12-13 games a year like bradyso locking him in to a mega deal is silly.Time to move on- get back a package that can help you start the rebuild

Brady has better than mediocre talent around him and has one of the best coaches in the NFL in Belichick.

 
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