Eli Manning retired being the highest-earning NFL player
|Net Worth:||$ 252.3 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||NFL Quarterback|
|Born:||January 3, 1981|
|Children:||3 (Ava Frances, Lucy Thomas, and Caroline Olivia)|
|Birth Name:||Elisha Nelson Manning|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93m)|
Eli Manning tops the 37 highest-paid National Football League (NFL) players of all time. He is best-known as the New York Giant Quarterback. 2015 marked his highest single-season earnings amounting $37 million. He played 16 seasons, won two Super Bowl championships, two-time Super Bowl MVP, and four Pro-Bowl selections. In 2017, he earned the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
Elisha Nelson Manning was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 3, 1981. Football runs in their blood. His father, Archie III, is a retired American football quarterback who played 13 seasons in the NFL. Peyton, his older brother, is considered as one of the greatest players in NFL history. Cooper, their older brother, could have been the best player of them all. However, his career ended because of spinal stenosis. Their father trained them at an early age; thus, making them the best players.
Manning went to Isidore Newmans High School and played for the school’s football team. He recorded 7389 yards passed and 89 touchdowns. He attended the University of Mississippi and joined the Ole Miss Rebels football team. A total 10,119 yards passed and 81 touchdowns were recorded in his college years. He won the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player in the county. His amazing performances also earned him the Southern Conference Player of the Year award.
Manning was selected as the first overall pick by the San Diego Chargers during the 2004 NFL draft. However, he turned down the offer. He was then traded off to New York Giants, whom he signed a six-year contract amounting $45 million. His performance brought the Giants victories against the Cardinals and Saints. The team also won the SuperBowl XLII against New Patriots in 2007.
Manning signed another six-year contract with the Giants on August 5, 2009 worth $97.5 million. He again helped the team to defeat the Washington Redskins in 2010 but failed to enter the SuperBowl. The 2010 season ended strong for him with 4,002 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 25 interceptions. However, his performance started to fluctuate since the 2011 season. The Giants started the 2019 season losing against the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills. The Giants paid him $17 million for the 2019 season.
During the 2006 season, Manning ended with 6.2 yards per attempt and a quarterback efficiency rating of 77.0. As of the 2009 season, he recorded 4,021 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and a 62.3 completion percentage. He had an overall career record of 48,214 passing yards and 321 touchdowns at the end of the 2016 season.
Manning recorded 57,023 passing yards and 366 touchdowns all throughout his 16-year career.
Manning’s net worth is $252.3 million. His wealth is a combination of his salary as a football player and endorsements. He is one of the highest-paid celebrity endorsers in the world earning $8-10 million per year. Gatorade, Toyota, and Reebok are some of the brands he promotes.
Manning’s wife is Abby McGrew, a designer and philanthropist. The pair met back in the University of Mississippi in 2002. After dating for five years, they got engaged in 2007, and got married in April 2008. They have three daughters: Ava Frances who was born on March 21, 2010 followed by Lucy Thomas on June 17, 2013 and Caroline Olivia on January 29, 2015.
"As the clock ran down in our win against the Dolphins this season, I ran to my favorite place in the stadium: the tunnel. I waved to our loyal fans, and then (wife) Abby and my kids ran out to meet me. That was my farewell. And a moment I'll cherish forever." - Eli Manning
Manning is officially retired as the New York Giants quarterback on January 24, 2020.
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