Nov 3, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) heads to the sideline after a three and out during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
10. Which Eli Manning Will We Get?
Eli Manning is coming off one of his most dazzling seasons, at least from a statistical standpoint. In the 2014 season, Manning threw for 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Many assume that the Giants will get a career year from good old number 10, but you know what can happen to you when you assume. We must remember that inconsistency from Manning is something we always have to worry about. The 2013 season was an utter disaster and while Manning put up some big numbers, he also threw 27 interceptions.
Manning has had three different seasons in which he threw for 20 or more interceptions. It’s a pretty good bet that Manning will put up an elite number of passing yards, after all he always has and he has incredible weapons. But will Manning complete over 60 percent of his passes and will he keep his interception throwing in check?
Manning looked like a brand new quarterback in 2014. Surely he has had incredible seasons before. In 2011 he threw for almost 5,000 yards and was the Super Bowl MVP. But in McAdoo’s new offense, Manning looked refreshed, rejuvenated and sharpened. He was more precise, made better decisions and more methodical. The Giants have to really hope that they get the best version of Manning this season.
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