Eli Manning’s NFL career may very well have been extended thanks to the Giants’ offseason addition of former Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram. After selecting Engram with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the team guaranteed the status of his contract wouldn’t stop the rookie from making an impact in his debut NFL season.
New York announced the signing of the former Ole Miss star Thursday. According to Pro Football Talk, Engram’s deal is the standard NFL rookie contract for first round picks at four years with a team option for year five.
During his four-year career in Oxford, the former three-star recruit certainly overachieved his hype coming out of high school. Engram finished his college career with 162 catches, 2,320 receiving yards and 15 touchdown receptions.
If he can provide similar production in New York, Engram could help push the Giants offense to another level considering he will be joining NFL All-Pro Odell Beckham Jr., recently acquired Brandon Marshall and second-year standout Sterling Shepard. Following the draft, Todd McShay even went so far as to claim Engram was the team’s best draft pick in 2017.
With all those weapons at his disposal, Eli Manning may never want to retire.
— New York Giants (@Giants) June 15, 2017