Clutch Resume: Eli Manning’s top 10 career-defining moments

Eli Manning, New York Giants. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
Eli Manning, New York Giants. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images /
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Following what was likely to the last game New York Giants fans got to see Eli Manning at Metlife, here is a look back at the top 10 most memorable moments from his Hall of Fame worthy career.

After being selected No.1 overall in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, the New York Giants’ front office, led by GM Ernie Accorsi, gave up a haul of draft picks to get a starting quarterback out of Ole Miss, better known as Eli Manning.

Following the Giants’ selection of Philip Rivers with their No. 4 overall pick, the former GM not only swapped the rights of the QB they had just drafted, but also traded their third-round pick of that draft along with their first and fifth-round picks in the 2005 draft. As a result, it was safe to say that the pressure for Manning to yield positive results right away was front and center before he even signed his rookie deal.

Six playoff appearances and two Super Bowl titles (which featured two Manning MVP honors in both championship performances) later, I would say the trade was worth it. Throughout his 16-year career as the New York Giants’ starting quarterback, Eli Manning has treated fans to numerous spectacular moments.

Here’s a look at the top ten moments from #10.