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Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning of the New York Giants was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the No. 1 pick in the 2004 NFL draft.  Eli made his desire not to play in San Diego public prior to the draft.  His reasons were that the Chargers organization didn’t promote a winning environment.  In hindsight, Eli made the right call.  Four quarterbacks were taken in that first round of that draft:  Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, and J.P. Losman.  Two of the four now have multiple championships.  Rivers hasn’t even made it to a Super Bowl and Losman turned out to be a bust.  In the case of Rivers is it because the Chargers don’t field championship caliber teams?  Isn’t an elite quarterback usually the cornerstone of successful NFL franchises or is it more important that the elite quarterback be surrounded by the right pieces?  This is a classic case of the age-old debate of Nature versus Nurture.  That concept leaves one to wonder; what if Eli Manning was a Charger? The argument of nature versus nurture dates back thousands of years.  It’s the back and forth debate as to which element has the bigger impact on who [...]
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