At $107M, Giants Make Eli NFL's Richest QB

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2009 1:14 PM CDT
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning signs autographs after practice during training camp in Albany yesterday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Peyton is going to be so jealous. Eli Manning and the New York Giants have agreed to a 7-year, $106.9 million deal that will make the younger Manning the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback, the Daily News reports. The deal locks down Manning until 2015, and though it’s not the largest in NFL history, its $15.27 million average salary is a record.

Manning’s agent had declared it his goal to make Manning the game’s highest-paid player, and NFL sources expected him to get about $120 million. But the contract does puts the 28-year-old among an elite class of $100 million quarterbacks, a list his older brother (7 years, $98 million) hasn’t quite cracked.