Eli Manning trolls Patrick Mahomes over championship rings

He's not lying.
Angel City FC v NJ/NY Gotham FC
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Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is having some fun this week at Patrick Mahomes' expense. Giants fans might be wondering what on earth Manning has to talk trash about to Mahomes but those who follow women's soccer know exactly where the trash talk stems from.

Manning is in the ownership group for Gotham FC, New York and New Jersey's NWSL team. What does this have to do with Mahomes exactly? Well, Mahomes is a co-owner of the Kansas City Current, KC's NWSL team that re-entered the league in 2021. Mahomes joined the ownership group in 2023 and his wife, Brittany, has been a co-owner since that inaugural year in 2021.

Gotham FC won its first NWSL Championship this past season, taking down the now-Seattle Reign by a score of 2-1 in a dramatic finale. That means that Manning now has another championship ring to add to his mantle and he's making sure Mahomes hears all about it.

Eli Manning is having fun trash talking Patrick Mahomes over rings

"He may have one more Super Bowl ring than me, but he does not have a NWSL championship ring like I do." Manning joked while appearing on SportsCenter on Wednesday.

Some might wonder why Manning is taking so many shots at Mahomes now when Gotham won its title back in November. Well, that's because the Current and Gotham face off this Sunday evening at Red Bull Arena.

The Gotham loaded its roster with United States Women's National Team players like Crystal Dunn, Rose Lavelle, and Emily Sonnett to help them try and repeat again in 2024. So far, they've been just okay to start the year, sitting in seventh place on the NWSL table while the Current have won all three of their games and are at the top of the table.

Bragging rights are on the line for Manning and Mahomes this weekend but until Mahomes' Current win a championship, Manning will continue to have the major bragging rights over the Chiefs quarterback.