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Flashback Friday: Reflecting on Giants great Eli Manning

When measuring a great quarterback, experts say to look to the career statistics. If the stats aren’t there, look to the postseason performance. When it comes to Eli Manning, who will have his No. 10 retired by the New York Giants, he has both.

Yet, somehow, there are many who didn’t consider Manning great nor do they consider him Hall of Fame worthy.

Those people are either haters or just in denial. Manning is in the top 10 all-time in passing yards, completions and touchdowns which should be enough.

Eli has 117 wins, the same number as Joe Montana. He led his team to two Super Bowl victories and was named MVP in both games. He is only one of five players with multiple Super Bowl MVP awards (Bart Starr, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw and Montana are the others).

Manning also holds the record for the most passing yards in a single postseason (1,209).

Did you know that Eli once threw for over 500 yards in a game? Yes, on September 16, 2012 in 41-34 win over Tampa Bay Eli tossed 510 yards.

Manning started 210 consecutive from 2004 to 2017 which is the third-longest consecutive starts streak by an NFL quarterback behind brother Peyton and Brett Favre.

Yes, here we are still debating whether this man is worthy of enshrinement into Canton. Perhaps it’s Manning’s demeanor that keep people from taking him seriously. They have to get over that.

The true measure of a quarterback is whenever he can take his team down the field and win the game (as per Ernie Accorsi). Eli Manning did that 27 times. That puts him at No. 14 on the all-time list wedged in-between Montana and Favre.

So when Manning takes the field at halftime to receive his rightful honors this Sunday, keep in mind that greatness and graciousness is on the field, one that we may not see the likes of again.

When measuring a great quarterback, experts say to look to the career statistics. If the stats aren’t there, look to the postseason performance. When it comes to Eli Manning, who will have his No. 10 retired by the New York Giants, he has both.
Yet, somehow, there are many who didn’t consider Manning great nor do they consider him Hall of Fame worthy.
Those people are either haters or just in denial. Manning is in the top 10 all-time in passing yards, completions and touchdowns which should be enough.
Eli has 117 wins, the same number as Joe Montana. He led his team to two Super Bowl victories and was named MVP in both games. He is only one of five players with multiple Super Bowl MVP awards (Bart Starr, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw and Montana are the others).
Manning also holds the record for the most passing yards in a single postseason (1,209).
Did you know that Eli once threw for over 500 yards in a game? Yes, on September 16, 2012 in 41-34 win over Tampa Bay Eli tossed 510 yards.
Manning started 210 consecutive from 2004 to 2017 which is the third-longest consecutive starts streak by an NFL quarterback behind brother Peyton and Brett Favre.
Yes, here we are still debating whether this man is worthy of enshrinement into Canton. Perhaps it’s Manning’s demeanor that keep people from taking him seriously. They have to get over that.
The true measure of a quarterback is whenever he can take his team down the field and win the game (as per Ernie Accorsi). Eli Manning did that 27 times. That puts him at No. 14 on the all-time list wedged in-between Montana and Favre.
So when Manning takes the field at halftime to receive his rightful honors this Sunday, keep in mind that greatness and graciousness is on the field, one that we may not see the likes of again.

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