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30 Players in 30 Days: Eli Manning

The Giants Beat reviews a terrific 2015 campaign for Eli Manning and analyzes the best moments from a lost season and what lies ahead in 2016.

Player Name: Eli Manning

2015 Highlights: Manning threw 35 touchdowns for a total of 4,432 yards this season. Those were the most yards he has collected since his 2011 championship season and the second most of his career. Manning also achieved a quarterback Rating of 93.6, which is the highest rating he has ever in his career. During Week 8 while playing the New Orleans Saints, Manning achieved a career high six touchdowns along with 350  passing yards. Also in back to back games late in the season against the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers, he threw four touchdowns in both games for a combined 582 yards. In the game against Miami, Manning had season bests in quarterback rating, passing rating, and yard average with a 10.9. Manning had a passer completion rating of 62.6. The Giants quarterback also tied his third lowest amount of interceptions of his career.  He finished 20 of 31 rushing yards, for a average of 3.1 yards. Manning finished the season with career highs in touchdowns, completions, attempts, and in passer rating. He played and started in all 16 games of the season. The Giants finished with a  mediocre record of 6 wins and 10 losses. For the fourth time in his career, Manning was selected to play in the Pro Bowl. That selection ties Frank Tarkenton for the most selections in franchise history.

Contract Situation: Before the regular season even started, Manning signed a new four year $84 million dollar extension with the New York Giants that should carry into through the 2018 season.

Tradeable/Untradeable: Being that Manning had just signed a new 4 year deal worth $84 million, he would be considered untradeable for some time.

2016 Outlook: Coming off arguably the best season of his career, Manning should have no problem continuing his standard of excellence going into the 2016 season. The last three seasons have seen an upward in his total yardage production so that should continue, even if slightly. Also the last two season, he has thrown over 8800 yards with over at least 30 yards in each season. There's no reason why Manning shouldn't be able to replicate similar numbers going into the next season.

 


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