It’s hard to believe that Eli Manning is already in his 10th season as quarterback of the New York Giants. When looking back, it feels like only yesterday that he was traded from the San Diego Chargers to Big Blue, where he would initially sit behind Kurt Warner to learn, only to be thrust into the New York spotlight against the Philadelphia Eagles (and then the Atlanta Falcons).
But time flies when you’re having fun and winning championships, and it’s for that reason Manning thinks he could continue playing this game for another 8-10 years.
“Yeah, I think, yeah,” Manning told Newsday. “I love what I’m doing. I love training camp. I love the working-out aspects. I love the practice. I love winning games. Those are exciting things. So as of right now, I don’t ever see that getting old or getting tired.”
Of course, saying you’ll play that long and actually playing that long are two entirely different things. But for the man who hasn’t missed a single start (knock on wood), it’s easier to