Mario Manningham ‘75 Percent’ Sure He Won’t Re-Sign With Giants

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Mario Manningham made his mark on Giants history with an incredible game-saving grab late in Super Bowl XLVI.

He may not stick around for an encore.

The soon-to-be free agent told The Vindicator of Youngstown, Ohio, that there’s a “75 percent” chance he won’t re-sign with New York.

“I’m ready for whatever, man, I am ready for whatever,” Manningham told The Vindicator. “If it ain’t there, it’s somewhere else.”

He added: “There are a lot of good quarterbacks in this league. I just want the ball more, that’s all.”

Manningham caught 39 passes for 523 yards and four touchdowns during the 2011 regular season. His numbers suffered due to a lingering knee issue — and the emergence of fan favorite Victor Cruz.

“Obviously, players, when free agency comes around for them, they want to make as much money as possible,” Giants general manager Jerry Reese said at the NFL combine last week. “We’ll see how it unfolds. But he is a good football player and we’re glad he’s been a Giant for us and his contributions are outstanding for us. We’ll see what happens moving forward with respect to that.” ”

According to Clark Judge of, the 25-year-old wide receiver is “expected to follow” former Giants assistant coach Mike Sullivan to the Buccaneers. Sullivan left New York this offseason to run Greg Schiano’s offense in Tampa Bay.

“(Manningham) won’t be back,” a source told Judge.

Who can step up if Manningham doesn’t re-sign with Big Blue? Sound off below…

  • Matt

    I think the Giants will be able to replace his 500 yards and 4 TD catches. My fondest memory besides the Super Bowl catch will be seeing his name constantly on the IR list week after week I will wish the next team that signs him Good Luck because they will be throwing their money in the garbage. But maybe they like to pay high prices for a part time receiver. I guarantee you will never hear his name again…that is until he retires due to injury and smiles all the way to the bank.

    I think Wes Welker is available and maybe he would like to actually go to a Super Bowl and win one.

  • VIC

    We actually will miss his big play ability, but he has dropped his fair share of big TD passes this year. He’s not a #1 WR he is a good #2 and a GREAT #3. Hopefully Nicks stays healthy and Cruz keeps it up and Reese drafts another WR with potential in the later rounds. Good luck Mario.

  • Mo

    As a Giants fan, I wish him well in Tampa with the BUCS..Yes, lots of money,but that will be about it..No Super Bowl in the BUCS future…

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  • Marc Weiss

    Notice how these guys flourish in the Giants offense the go somewhere else and pretty much do nothing ? Refer to: Burress, P or Ward, D or Shockey, J and of course Smith, S

  • BlueJones

    You are a moron. Forgetting about your ignorant racist views, the guy should grab the big pay-day. I wish him nothing less than the best of luck! From a Giant perspective, the offense won’t miss him (remember s. smith). We have the best QB in the NFL! Move out of your mom’s basement, loser. Thank you for the “catch” Mario!

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