Eli Manning, winner of two of Super Bowls in the last five years, including, two super bowl MVP’s and his last name is Manning. Crazy how quick times change, last year Eli Manning’s name would have never came up in a discussion of élite QB’s in the game.
One “decent” year and a team that came together at the right time can change that apparently.
When I look at Eli Manning I look at a QB who is inconsistent and a high volume interception thrower.
How we went from inconsistent QB to as Phil Simms said a “Hall of Fame QB” I’ll never understand.
But in this world of sports we all have our opinions, so here is mine on Eli Manning. In today’s day and age we love to compare players, so for the sake of this blog let’s compare Eli Manning to Aaron Rodgers. I think Aaron Rodgers is the best QB in the league. The last three seasons in which they both have won a Super Bowl and the season where neither won a Super Bowl.
In the last three seasons Rodgers has one Super Bowl MVP trophy, thrown for 12,999 yards, 103 TD’s and 24 INT’s. Eli Manning has one Super Bowl MVP trophy, thrown for 12,956 yards, 87 TD’s and 55 INT’s.
That stat line in itself is shocking. As with any great sports run we like to be prisoners of the moment. Read more here…