Mo Money Mo Problems? Not If You're Eli Manning

Brenden MonroeCorrespondent IAugust 17, 2009

Eli Manning has recently signed a record six-year, $97.5 million dollar deal.

Now that Eli Manning can make it rain on some chicks in the club (or anywhere else), there will be a lot of pressure on him to perform well this year, especially coming off a terrible end to the 2008 season.

Sure, making a lot of money in New York puts a ton of pressure on you to produce (just ask A-Rod), but Eli is in the perfect situation to succeed.

Yes, losing their biggest weapon (pun intended) at wide reciever hurt them last year, but the Giants have had a full regimen of OTAs and training camp drills that will have this offense flowing again.  If Eli struggles in a game, he has a Mack truck named Brandon Jacobs who can carry the load and force single coverage on the wide receivers.

When it comes to the defense, there may be no better in the NFC.  With Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck anchoring the line, the opposing quarterbacks will need to take out a life insurance policy before the game. 

As the saying goes: Defense wins championships. 

If Eli struggles, he can just pull a Trent Dilfer and ride the defense's coattails into the big game.  The bottom line is, Eli will usually not have to win the games; he will only have to avoid blowing them.

When you combine a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with a great running game and stellar defense, you have the recipe for a Super Bowl ring.  Winning another championship would make Eli's contract worth every penny.

Who knows? Maybe with all his new money, Eli can stop doing those stupid Oreo commercials.