The New York Giants missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and quarterback Eli Manning had a dreadful campaign, tossing a league-high 27 interceptions.
Despite that, Manning still has a championship pedigree, being the owner of two Super Bowl MVP awards. There's no question he'll be Big Blue's quarterback in 2014 and is a prime candidate to bounce back and have a much better season.
But before that happens, Manning might have to restructure his deal. His cap number is slated to be $20.4 million, and with the Giants' roster riddled with holes and question marks, giving the team some financial relief would be in the best interest of winning.
Speaking on this topic back in December, Manning told Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, “I haven’t thought about it, but if they come to me, yeah, we’ll discuss it and figure out a plan."
The Giants aren't in a terribly precarious cap situation, as they're under by $16.3 million. But considering how disappointing 2013 was, it's natural to assume that owner John Mara, general manager Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin will want to improve the roster by leaps and bounds to get the team back into the postseason.
That means that Manning could be restructuring his deal this offseason.