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Eli Manning will hold a press conference on Friday to formally announce his retirement from the NFL, and that is kind of a big deal for the New York Giants. It is such a significant event, in fact, that the team’s normal press conference setup was not enough to accommodate it.

Manning’s press conference will be held inside the Giants’ field house rather than the auditorium. There have been multiple coaching changes and star players coming and going over the years in New York, but ESPN’s Jordan Raanan says that is the first time he has seen that particular setup.

The debate over whether or not Manning is a Hall of Famer has already begun raging, but his importance to the Giants can’t be overstated. He helped the franchise win two Super Bowls, one of which spoiled what would have been the only 19-0 season in NFL history.

Tom Coughlin has already paid tribute to Manning in an emotional statement, and that is the type of tone we can expect to see from a lot more people on Friday.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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ARZ / 2019 / #1
Kyler Murray
ATL / 2008 / #3
Matt Ryan
BAL / 2018 / #32
Lamar Jackson
BUF / 2018 / #7
Josh Allen
CAR / 2011 / #1
Cam Newton
CHI / 2017 / #2
Mitchell Trubisky
CIN / 2003 / #1
Carson Palmer
CLE / 2018 / #1
Baker Mayfield
DAL / 1989 / #1
Troy Aikman
DEN / 2016 / #26
Paxton Lynch
DET / 2009 / #1
Matthew Stafford
GB / 2005 / #24
Aaron Rodgers
HOU / 2017 / #12
Deshaun Watson
IND / 2012 / #1
Andrew Luck
JAX / 2014 / #3
Blake Bortles
KC / 2017 / #10
Patrick Mahomes
LAC* / 2004 / #1
Eli Manning
LAR / 2016 / #1
Jared Goff
MIA / 2012 / #8
Ryan Tannehill
MIN / 2014 / #32
Teddy Bridgewater
NE / 1993 / #1
Drew Bledsoe
NYG / 2019 / #6
Daniel Jones
NYJ / 2018 / #3
Sam Darnold
NO / 1971 / #2
Archie Manning
OAK / 2007 / #1
JaMarcus Russell
PHI / 2016 / #2
Carson Wentz
PIT / 2004 / #11
Ben Roethlisberger
SEA / 1993 / #2
Rick Mirer
SF / 2005 / #1
Alex Smith
TB / 2015 / #1
Jameis Winston
TEN / 2015 / #2
Marcus Mariota
WAS / 2019 / #15
Dwayne Haskins

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