New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees can thank Eli Manning when he gets big new contract

The economy is still in the dumps. The real estate market remains tepid.
But the market for NFL quarterbacks is positively booming.

Anyone who happens to be a member of the exclusive 32-man fraternity is walking tall and living large these days. Life is good — and quite lucrative.
Four months ago, Matthew Stafford signed a six-year, $72 million deal.
Three months later, Matt Cassell inked a a six-year, $60 million contract.
Then last week, Giants quarterback Eli Manning rang the bell with a six-year, $97.5 million contract extension in New York.