Eli Manning Has Retired
After playing for 16 seasons in the NFL, Eli Manning has retired. Manning played for the New York Giants for his entire career. When one thinks about the team over the past 15 years, Eli goes to capture what they represented.
Eli Manning’s Accomplishments
Throughout his career, Manning was able to accomplish a fair amount of things. Manning ranks quite high when it comes to passing records in the NFL.
Manning ranks 7th or higher when it comes to career completions, pass attempts, pass yards, and pass touchdowns. Along with this, Manning gained several single-season records during the 2011 NFL season.
These include the single-season records for most 4th quarter touchdown passes, longest pass completion and a touchdown, most game-winning drives, and most passing yards in a single postseason.
Super Bowl Wins
During this season, Manning was also able to capture his 2nd Super Bowl victory and MVP against the New England Patriots. Before this, Manning accomplished the same feat during the 2007 NFL season.
Eli Manning is just one of five players in NFL history who were able to get at least two Super Bowl MVPs. The list includes some extremely talented players. The four other players on this list are Joe Montana, Bart Starr, Tom Brady, and Terry Bradshaw.
It will be an odd sight to see the 2020 NFL season begin without Eli Manning suiting up in a Giants’ jersey. But it is time for Eli to go, he has had a long and successful career.
I believe he should be in the Hall of Fame, but only time will tell. It should be interesting to see what happens in five years when he becomes eligible.
What do you guys think, though?
Are you sad to see Manning go, or was it about time? What are some of your favorite plays from his career? And do you think he deserves to be in the NFL Hall of Fame?
(Eli Manning will be speaking at a press conference this Friday at 11 A.M. ET)