5 best NY Giants players since the 2010 campaign
1. QB Eli Manning
This should come as a surprise to no one. The greatest QB in Giants history Eli Manning takes the cake as the best player since 2010. The end of Manning’s career was not as glorious as some would hope, as the front office did such an awful job at building around him after the 2011 Super Bowl that it was almost impossible for any QB to succeed.
For starters, though, let’s talk about the 2011 Super Bowl. One of the greatest throws NY fans have ever seen ever came when Manning lobbed it downfield to Mario Manningham, who made an unrealgrab. Manning willed the NY Giants to their Super Bowl victory, deservingly winning MVP.
In this same season, Manning would throw for 4,933 yards and 29 TDs, all while making his second career Pro Bowl. This season and Super Bowl alone are enough to make Manning the best player since 2010. However, Manning wasn’t finished, as he would go on to make another Pro Bowl the following season, and he made his final Pro Bowl in 2015.
Since 2010, Manning had five seasons in which he threw for over 4,000 yards. There were also five campaigns of at least 25 touchdowns. Manning would remain the starter of the team until 2019. That year, after two games, No. 6 overall pick Daniel Jones took over as QB1. Manning would be Jones’ backup for the remainder of the season, even playing two games in his absence.
Going out in true winner’s style against the Dolphins in a Week 15 victory, Manning then returned to his role as backup and retired at the end of the season. Regardless of Manning’s play towards the end of his career, his career as a whole is enough to make him one of the better QBs of all time. He’s got a future in the Hall of Fame.