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John Minchillo, Associated Press
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Cincinnati, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning didn't ask the New York Giants to make him the NFL's highest-paid quarterback.

A perplexed and slightly miffed Manning on Wednesday shot down a report that he wants to be the league's top-paid quarterback, insisting that was not the goal in contract talks.

The two-time Super Bowl MVP is in the final year of a contract that will pay him a $17 million base salary. His agent, Tom Condon, has been negotiating a new deal, but the two sides are not close to an agreement, Giants co-owner John Mara said Monday.

Manning insisted neither he nor Condon told the Giants to make him the highest-paid quarterback.

Aaron Rodgers of the Packers has that distinction, earning a $22 million salary entering this season.

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