Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SHOULD ELI MANNING BE THE HIGHEST PAID NFL PLAYER

New York Giants QB, Eli Manning is entering the final year of his contract and has already stated that he wants to be the highest paid player in the NFL.  Manning had a reported salary of  $20,400,000 last season and is expected to be paid something like, $19,750,000 for this season.  First, I would like to say that I feel the salaries for professional athletes are way out of line, so I am not just turning my attention to Manning.  He only comes to my attention because he wants more than anyone else.  I would think that if a player was to be the highest paid, then they would be the top player in the league or at least in the top 5.  If the player was not in the top 5, then at least he was able to lead his team to the playoffs each year or maybe even win a super bowl.  That being said, let us look at what Eli accomplished last season while collecting a whopping 20 million.  Eli failed to get the Giants to the playoffs last season as they played to a miserable 6-10 record.  Over the last 3 seasons, the Giants are 22-26 so the fans of New York have had nothing to get excited about.  Moving on to look at what kind of season Manning had, he recorded a QB rating of 92.1, with
30 TDs and 14 INTs, to place him at # 15 in the league out of 32.  With a team record as it was, and
with a QB rating that puts him about in the middle of all QBs, I have to ask what the Giants got for their 20 million dollar investment last season.  Clearly, Manning does not have the stats to support his wanting to be the highest paid player, so it must be his enormous ego that makes him think he is worthy.  So now I ask if anyone thinks Manning should be the highest paid NFL player??  For me that answer is a definite  NO.


NOTE   ELI MANNING HAS SINCE DENIED MAKING THE STATEMENT OF WANTING TO BE THE HIGHEST PAID NFL PLAYER.  NFL MEDIA REPORTER, IAN RAPOPORT, WHO FIRST REPORTED THIS STORY HAS STATED THAT HE STANDS BY HIS STORY.  NEVER KNOW WHO TO BELIEVE ANYMORE SO I WILL LEAVE IT UP TO YOU TO DECIDE.

4 comments:

DeSolito208 said...

Eli is denying saying he wants to be the highest paid. He's either covering it or some newspaper jumped the gun again.

mspader3.0 said...

even if he believes he should be the highest paid, eli isn't the type to talk about it.

FranksALot said...

The salaries are too high and Eli makes enough now. He doesn't need more.

purpledino said...

Eli got the moooovess now show him the mooooney