Giants QB Eli Manning told reporters on Monday that his representatives and the team have yet to discuss a potential contract extension that would keep him in New York beyond the 2015 season.
“No discussions yet,” Manning said, via Gary Myers of the New York Daily News. “I don’t know if there will be or not.”
Manning mentions that the Giants could be asking him to prove he’s worthy of a contract extension.
“Sure. I think you’re always proving yourself in this league,” Manning said. “It’s always kind of what have you done lately and you got to prove that you can still play at a high level.”
If Manning is able to put together a solid 2015 season, the Giants could be in a position where they may have to consider franchising their quarterback, which would run them close to $20 million.
The other issue for New York in that scenario, is that it would take the franchise tag out of the equation for DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who has yet to receive a long-term deal of his own.
Manning, 34, has one year remaining on his seven-year, $106.9 million contract that included $35 million guaranteed. His base salary for the 2015 season sits at $17 million to go along with a staggering cap figure of $19.75 million.
In 2014, Manning threw for 4,410 yards while completing 63.1 percent of his passes to go along with 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 18 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players.