Originally written on Giants Football Blog  |  Last updated 11/18/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22: Eli Manning #10 of the the New York Giants looks to pass against the Atlanta Falcons on November 22, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
In a recent study by CSE, Giants’ QB Eli Manning been ranked the 15th most powerful athlete in the world. He is one of five NFL players in the top 15. Saint’ QB Drew Brees, the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots were ranked 1-2-3 respectively, while Detroit Lions’ WR Calvin Johnson placed 10th. From CSE…. The 2012 Power 100 ranking of the most powerful professional athletes in the U.S was released tonight by Bloomberg/Businessweek, revealing Drew Brees at the top of the list and 26 football players (including four heading to the Super Bowl) on the list. CSE’s Analytics team, lead by VP, Analytics, David Newman, evaluated more than 3,000 athletes across a variety of sports, with 50 percent based on “off-field” measurements and 50 percent on “on-field” performance. CSE’s proprietary analytics utilizes a range of industry statistics, including data from E-Poll. The full Power 100 special report is available on Bloomberg.com at http://bloom.bg/w11d4Y.
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