Eli Manning should be inducted into the Hall of Fame
With former New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning now a year into his retirement he will become eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a few years. If you ask most people, they will tell you that he’s not worthy of the hall.
Former Giants’ punter and teammate or Manning, Steve Weatherford, believes he deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
“I think so. I mean you win two Super Bowls. I think if you look at his statistics it’s not going to blow you away but the ultimate statistic is Super Bowls. I think he had an incredible career, I think he had a Hall of Fame career and he was a really great leader by example,” Weatherford told Giants Wire.
One Manning’s greatest characteristics was his ability to deal with pressure and adversity.
“His ability to handle adversity… I don’t think anyone during my eight years in New York with the Jets and Giants — I don’t think anyone received more judgement than Eli did,” he said. “His ability to handle the negative things that were going on and still show up as the leader of one of the biggest sports franchises in the world.”
What’s really remarkable about Manning’s career is that both Super Bowl runs were almost played entirely on the road. The Giants only had one home game and that was in the Wild Card round in 2011 against the Atlanta Falcons. He also had to defeat teams like the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. Not to mention the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, twice.
I have a feeling that Manning will end up in the Hall of Fame at some point, but he may have to wait a long time.
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