Eli Manning: Is He Having His Greatest Season?


Eli Manning is a two-time Super Bowl MVP. He has thrown for over 4,000 yards four times in his career. In 2011 he was just 67 yards away from the historic 5,000 yard season. Manning is quite accomplished but this could be the best campaign of his career.

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Manning has thrown for 3,655 yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. Through 13 games his numbers are impressive. But Manning’s greatness is not just about numbers this year. Manning is playing at a high level and you can see his confidence is at an all time high.

Manning has never played so efficiently before. He is taking care of the football, at least three of his interceptions were not his fault. Manning has completed 63.8 percent of his passes for a reason. In his second season in Ben McAdoo’s west coast offense he is putting on a clinic. His timing has been perfect.

The most impressive part of his 2015 performance is that he is doing it with little help. The Giants  rushing attack is below average. Odell Beckham Jr. is clearly the Giants best player so defenses focus on him. Larry Donnell is on IR. Rueben Randle and Shane Vereen are getting roughly the same number of touches.

The offensive line has not been good this season, showing us the value of number 10’s quick release. Manning has really shown a high football IQ that helps him avoid bad plays. He sees what the defense is bringing and he adjusts. He knows the ins and outs of the McAdoo offense.

Eli is one of the greatest quarterbacks we have ever seen. He is unequivocally the best quarterback in Giants history. This season is some of his finest work. You could argue that this has been the best season of his career.