Good morning, New York Giants fans!
Our Saturday headlines are all about Eli Manning and what people are saying as his 16-year career has officially come to an end.
“To me, it’s the time to look back and reflect,” Manning said, via CBS Sports. “Everybody else wants to look ahead and have this debate. And I understand, that’s just the world we live in. I know Eli doesn’t think like that, and I don’t think like that either. But I certainly have my strong feelings and opinions on it. When you’re the Super Bowl MVP twice against the greatest dynasty of all-time, the New England Patriots, Tom Brady/Bill Belichick, and you join a list that includes Terry Bradshaw, Bart Starr, Tom Brady and Joe Montana, Eli Manning as the only (multiple) Super Bowl MVPs.
”I don’t really know what that term, ‘drop the mic’ is, but I guess if there was one ...There really is no ‘yeah, but’ after that. That kind of ends it. But if you want a, ‘yeah, but,’ yeah, but he also started 220-plus consecutive games. He’s sixth or seventh all-time in touchdowns. It wasn’t like he just played those two seasons.
”He answered the bell, played his butt off, won some huge games for his team. I have strong opinions on it, but I’m gonna pull an Eli and live in the present and kinda look back if you will and not look too far ahead, get too worried about it.”
“There’s no doubt about it. … He’ll walk in on the first ballot,” Burress said during Manning’s retirement ceremony on Friday. “If he doesn’t, it’s a crime, it’s a shame. He should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, no doubt.”
Eli Manning retires: Why longtime Giants QB should be a Hall of Famer - Sports Illustrated
During his 16-year NFL career, Eli Manning did more than enough to be named a Hall of Famer when his time comes.
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