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Giants, Manning agree to 4-year, $84M extension


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The New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning have agreed on a four-year contract extension worth $84 million, according to multiple reports Friday.

The deal through the 2019 season reportedly includes $65 million in guaranteed money, a $31 million signing bonus and a no-trade clause.

The contract is similar to recent extensions given to San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Manning’s $21 million average in new money is behind Wilson ($21.9 million) and just ahead of Rivers (20.8 million). Manning now is ranked fourth in the league — also behind Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger ($21.85 million) and Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers ($22 million) — as the NFL’s highest-paid quarterbacks.

Manning, 34, was entering the final year of his second NFL contract. Without a new contract, his franchise tag number next season would have been about $24 million.

Manning completed a career-best 63.1 percent of his passes for 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2014.

The Giants open their season Sunday night in Dallas against the Dallas Cowboys.

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