The NFL commerce deadline is about for four p.m. Tuesday, and Eli Manning isn’t sweating it out one bit.
Not that Manning sweats a lot, however on this case, he holds all of the playing cards. As a part of the 4-yr, $eighty four million contract extension he signed earlier than the 2015 season, he insisted on getting a full no-commerce clause within the deal. The Giants, initially, have been barely stunned by the request however agreed to it. Thus, Manning doesn’t go anyplace he doesn’t need to go.
And he’s made it clear a number of occasions the previous few weeks he needs to remain proper the place he’s — even with the Giants struggling by means of a 1-6 season — and ultimately retire with the workforce that traded for him in 2004 in a draft-day cope with the Chargers.
The face of the franchise has a home in suburban New Jersey, one other out close to the Hamptons (Quogue, to be actual) in japanese Lengthy Island and isn’t going anyplace. Manning, 36, is on the books for wage-cap hits of $22.2 million in 2018 and $23.2 million in 2019. He has said he needs to remain, and there are not any indications he isn’t telling the reality.
He might (and would) block any commerce state of affairs, until the Giants make it clear he isn’t within the plans shifting ahead. That isn’t going to occur. Nonetheless, there are groups in rivalry (Jaguars, Packers, Broncos) with wants at quarterback.
With the Jaguars, Manning would reunite with Tom Coughlin. With the Packers, Manning can be a short lived alternative for injured Aaron Rodgers. With the Broncos, he would exchange inconsistent Trevor Siemian and comply with within the footsteps of older brother Peyton Manning, who went to Denver after his time in Indianapolis got here to an finish.
However that is all hypothesis. Manning shouldn’t be getting traded.