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Eli Manning Trying To Be Top Paid Football Player

New York Giants QB Eli Manning
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With the start of the 2015 football season, this means that Eli Manning, New York Giants star quarterback, is on his last contracted year and is already looking to get a new contract in the works. However, he is actually trying to be the highest paid player in the NFL.

Currently, the highest paid QB is Aaron Rodgers, earning $22 million each year; Manning is currently at $17 million. It would be a huge jump to try and surpass Rodgers, and on top of it all, the Giants don’t seem to be close to what he is asking for.

The Top 5 contracts can shine some more light on how far fetched Manning request is:

Cam Newton: $118.5M Philip Rivers: $65M Aaron Rodgers: $22M
Jay Cutler: $109.2M Russell Wilson: $61.5M Russell Wilson: $21.9M
Colin Kaepernick: $106M Colin Kaepernick: $61M Ben Roethlisberger: $21.85M
Ben Roethlisberger: $99M Cam Newton: $60M Philip Rivers: $20.82M
Philip Rivers: $99M Tony Romo: $55M Cam Newton: $20.76M

Calculating a quarterback’s worth is hard, and even harder than before, with the possibility of Manning getting around $25 million yearly salary if the Giants were to use the exclusive franchise tag on him for next season.

Eli Manning has already become a hero for the Giants team and fans, so there is a slight possibility that he could end up getting that high contract to become the most paid QB in football.

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