Eli Manning is the quarterback for the New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Mississippi from 2000 to 2003. He was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and was immediately traded to the Giants who in return gave up a package, highlighted by fourth overall selection Philip Rivers. Manning is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and the younger brother of former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
Eli Manning Net Worth 2017: $110 Million
Eli Manning, the longtime New York Giants starting quarterback who won two Super Bowls with the team, is worth approximately $110 million. Manning’s most recent contract was a 4 year, $84,000,000 deal, including a $31,000,000 signing bonus, $67,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $21,000,000.
During Manning’s college career at Ole Miss (2000-2003), he set or tied 45 single-game, season, and career records. His career numbers include 10,119 passing yards, 81 touchdown passes, and a passer rating of 137.7. Manning led the Rebels to a 10-3 record and a 31-28 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2003.
Manning was invited to play in the 2004 Senior Bowl but chose not to play.
He won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s best all-around player, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award, the Sporting News Radio Socrates Award, and the SEC Most Valuable Player Award and was also a candidate for the 2003 Heisman Trophy.
Manning was selected with the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers.
Prior to the draft, Manning and his father stated publicly that he would refuse to play for the Chargers if they drafted him. Despite this, the Chargers selected him with the first pick overall as the team had a deal in place with the New York Giants. The Giants would draft and then trade Philip Rivers and draft picks (used to select linebacker Shawne Merriman and placekicker Nate Kaeding) to the Chargers for Manning. His rookie contract was a six-year, $45 million contract with the New York Giants.
Manning made his first career regular-season start against the Atlanta Falcons at Giants Stadium on November 21, 2004. Manning was named the starter for 2005 season and held the position ever since
During the 2007 season, the New York Giants went on one of the greatest playoff runs of all-time, defeating three favorites on the road. The Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Bucs in Florida, the heavily favored Dallas Cowboys in Texas, and the Brett Favre led Packers in Green Bay.
In the 2007 Super Bowl, Manning and the Giants defeated the 17-0, 12.5 point favorite New England Patriots, 17-14.
Manning was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLII.
In the 2011-12 season, in the most-watched program in the history of United States television, Manning once again led the Giants to an upset victory over the 2.5 point favored Patriots 21-17, his second Super Bowl win. Manning was named MVP.
On Tuesday, November 28, New York Giants head coach benched Eli Manning for Geno Smith, ending Manning’s consecutive starts streak at 210.