Giants make Eli Manning highest-paid quarterback in NFL, but he’s not best

Eli Manning is about to become the highest-paid player in NFL history, which seems a bit out of whack because he’s no better than the NFL’s fifth-best quarterback going into the 2009 season.
But he’s being welcomed as the eighth all-time member of the $100 Million Quarterback Club by virtue of that incredible four-game playoff run a year and a half ago when he outplayed Jeff Garcia, Tony Romo, Brett Favre and Tom Brady as the Giants became one of the most improbable Super Bowl champions ever.