By: Trisity Miller
Some time ago my fellow writer Michael Samuels II wrote about how the New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is neither an elite quarterback nor is he a Hall of Fame quarterback. I am a person that lives for a healthy debate, so I am here to disagree with Michael on both aspects of a) being elite and b) being a Hall of Famers.
Let’s take a look at Eli Manning’s career as a whole. In his 8 years as the “Quarterback of the Future” for the New York Giants, Eli has yet to miss a game. His touchdown to interception ratio is 185-129. At first glance, these aren’t stellar numbers, but in Eli’s case the numbers don’t tell the entire story. Yes, he’s thrown 14+ interceptions in all but two seasons and 20+ in two seasons, but we don’t bring down soon-to-be Hall of Famer Brett Favre for the same thing. His regular season play has been his downfall in most conversations though his play in the postseason carries his legacy.