May 4, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning watch the game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Off – Field Distractions
There haven’t been any.
The face of one of the greatest NFL franchises, playing in the biggest spotlight, in the largest media market, with the most attention and media scrutiny has been a patron saint.
It’s almost unbelievable to think Manning has never done something stupid off the field like so many other athletes have. Manning goes about his business exactly as that. Business. He prepares hard, he works hard, and he plays the game right. Rarely does he show emotion and never does he get into it with all of his naysayers and non-believers.
Even when Tiki Barber was calling Manning out after his retirement Eli did not have much to say. He addressed the issue and moved on from there. He is a class act, in the sports world that is a very rare trait.
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