Eli Manning not done yet: New York Giants star says he wants to play until he's 40
Though New York Giants QB Eli Manning may not look it, he’s now 36 years old and isn’t getting any younger.
However, the former Ole Miss star isn’t making plans to retire any time soon. In fact, the two-time Super Bowl champion is anticipating a few more years in the NFL.
According to ESPN.com, Manning said he wants to play until he’s 40, adding that he knows that could change at any time:
“Yeah, I think sitting here right now, I think I can play another four years,” Manning said.
“That’s the way the body feels. … Again with football, you don’t know what’s going to be the difference, how you’re going to feel next year. And right now I still have the same enthusiasm and I’m working hard and I like doing the training and watching film and doing everything … I have to do to prepare for it. So I don’t see it slowing down. I think until the time comes or that changes, I’m going to keep going as hard as I can.”
One problem with Manning playing until he’s 40 is that he’s only under contract until 2019, when he’ll be 39. However, if he continues playing at a high level, the Giants would probably have no problem adding an extra year to his contract.