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Eli Manning's agent: QBs always get their deal done

Eli Manning's agent knows his client is going to get paid. History tells us so.

The Giants quarterback is entering the final year of the seven-year extension signed prior to the start of the 2009 season. A new deal doesn't appear imminent, but there doesn't seem to be any concern out of the Meadowlands.

"The interesting part about it is, since 1993, the inception of free agency, has there ever been an elite quarterback hit the open market?" Condon asked, according to the New York Daily News. "Peyton (Manning did in 2012), but he had four neck surgeries and no idea if he would ever be well enough to play. Drew Brees, when he went to New Orleans (in 2006), he had 15 studs in his shoulder, in his throwing arm (from a hit he took in the final game of 2005).

"There's nobody else that's ever come up. They just re-do you."

Manning, 34, is due to make $17.5 million this season, nice money for sure, but below market value in the current NFL economy. Six quarterbacks average more than $20 million annually, a group that includes Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco and Drew Brees. Manning -- with two Super Bowl MVPs, every relevant Giants passing record and on the heels of perhaps his best statistical season -- has every right to join the club.

"The quarterbacks always get done," Condon said. "And the Giants are not a skittish team. So it's not one of those things where they get nervous or they jump around or anything like that. You know you're going to go in and it's going to get done. I'm sure at the appropriate time it'll happen."

Consider it a stunner if Manning doesn't finish his career with Big Blue.

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