Two Time Super Bowl Winner Eli Manning to Announce Retirement

Two Time Super Bowl Winner Eli Manning to Announce Retirement

According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, Eli Manning is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL on Friday. Manning was the first overall pick in the 2004 draft. A draft that he along with Phillip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger were featured in. Famously Eli refused to play for the Chargers and was traded to the Giants.

In his career with the Giants, Manning won two Super Bowl Championships, beating the Patriots both times. Manning will finish his career in the top ten all-time in both passing yards and touchdowns. He had over 57,000 yards passing and 366 touchdown passes.

Although Manning has the hardware and numbers to warrant induction there is still a large debate around his Hall of Fame credentials as he was largely average for the most part of his career. He finished with a record of 117 wins and 117 losses.

To me, that is absurd and he is a no brainer to get into Canton. Outside of his numbers and Super Bowl victories, Eli was clutch and a true definition of an iron man.

We will get into his Hall of Fame candidacy later but for now, the league is losing the first of the big 3 quarterbacks from the 2004 NFL draft.