Two-time Super Bowl winner and MVP of those Superbowls, Eli Manning will announce his retirement from football and the New York Giants after 16 seasons Friday.
Manning is one of the most decorated quarterbacks in Giants’ history, as Manning finished first in touchdown passes thrown and completed in Giants’ record. For a team that has had a quarterback in the Hall of Fame, quarterback Phil Simms Manning is likely to be headed there as well in the future. He ranks 7th all-time in NFL history with compilations with 4,895 and 7th with touchdowns thrown with 366 of them.
Manning was the number one pick overall in the 2004 NFL draft out of Ole Miss University drafted by the Chargers, then traded to the Giants as he did not want to play in San Diego at the time. They later traded Manning for Philip Rivers, and that was the beginning of his Giants career.
Manning has always been attacked by New York media for subpar games and seasons, but he proved himself as a 4 time Pro Bowler. During his 4th season, he won his first Super Bowl and defeated Tom Brady and the Patriots’ perfect season.
During that time, Manning won 69 times and went 8-4 in the playoffs during his career and played 210 games consecutively from 2004-2017.
In the second half of his career, the numbers were above average he had only won 48 games total and lost 67 in these past 8 seasons.