Oct 27, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) huddles his team against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants won the game 15-7. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
1. Eli Manning Remains The Leader:
There are many ways to be a leader but when you are the franchise quarterback you’re expected to be the team’s leader no matter how you do it. Eli Manning leads by example. His actions speak louder than his words. Because he isn’t overly vocal everything he says matters. Manning remains the Giants leader going into the 2015 season and he does it his way.
Manning has a wealth of experience. For his fellow veterans he commands their respect because he has been through what they’ve been through. He has taken a beating every single season and nothing can stop him from moving further. For the young players on the Giants, Manning earns respect by all that he has accomplished. When a two-time Super Bowl MVP tells you how to run a route, you’re going to listen.
Manning remains the face of the Giants franchise, despite stars like Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz dominating the majority of the headlines. Manning sets the bar for the offense and the entire team. He demands the best from his teammates and his teammates know that he demands the best from himself. From a leadership standpoint it doesn’t get better than the Giants’ Manning.
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