Jan 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; General view of Super Bowl XLVI championship ring to commemorate the New York Giants 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots on February 5, 2012 on display at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sport
5. His Impact On The Giants
It is becoming rare to see all time great players spend their entire careers with one team. Manning has spent his entire career wearing Big Blue and that doesn’t look like that will ever change. Manning’s impact on the Giants can’t be calculated because he is everything to this organization. Without Manning there wouldn’t be four Super Bowls, there would be two.
Giants football is compelling every week in large part because Manning is a part of it. The Giants face of the franchise, the Giants leader, the Giants MVP, these are all titles that go to number 10. An entire generation of Giants fans know Eli Manning as the one quarterback they’ve always had. For just over a decade Manning has been a fan favorite, a quiet and humble icon in the brightest lights of New York. That has to count for an awful lot in terms of hall of fame consideration.
Manning is one of the most incredible football players in the NFL’s history. He isn’t Joe Montana but Montana’s own hall of fame peers can’t live up to that standard of greatness. He isn’t Tom Brady, but he did beat him twice (with late game heroics) in the only game that matters to history. Eli Manning is a hall of famer because of the impact he made on one of the great franchises in the NFL.
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