Nov 16, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Giants 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
2. He Will Throw For 5,000 yards
Last season Drew Brees, Andrew Luck and Ben Roethlisberger knocked on the doorsteps of 5,000 yards. It is a rare achievement that is possible now. Manning threw for 4,410 yards, meaning he was about two good games short of the 5,000 yard mark. With so much talent around him, and not in the running game, Manning will have every opportunity to rack up passing yards this season.
Manning has come close to the 5,000 yard mark before. He was just 67 yards short of the feat in 2011. That season of course was a Super Bowl winning season. I’m not suggesting that Manning takes the team all the way this season, but it is clear that the team’s fate rests on his right arm.
Manning will be a very prolific quarterback that gives the team a chance to win every game. You cannot ask much more than that from your franchise quarterback. Manning makes the Giants relevant.
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