ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning finally has signed the six-year extension that will make him the NFL's highest paid player with an average salary of roughly $15.3 million.
The Giants announced the signing on Friday morning after spending more than a week completing the deal that will keep Manning with the team through the 2015 season.
Manning is guaranteed $35 million under terms of the $97 million extension. News of the deal first broke on Aug. 5.
Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team and Manning were both glad to have the contract done so they could concentrate on having a successful 2009 season.