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10. Eli Manning

Eli Manning is one of the most polarizing players in Giants history, but that is predominantly the thought outside of New York.  For the most part, Giants fans will always celebrate the Quarterback who was at the helm of two Super Bowls, upsetting Tom Brady and the New England Patriots each time.

Manning played his entire pro career with the Giants (2004-19), where he started all but two of the 236 Games that he played. The product of Ole Miss took over as the starter in his second year, and from '05 to '18, he never had a year where he had less than 3,200 Passing Yards and 18 Touchdowns.  Manning was a Pro Bowl Selection four times, and his Passing Yardage exceeded 4,000 Yards seven times.

The overall stats for Manning were good, but as mentioned above, the two Super Bowl wins.  The Giants were underdogs in both games, and Manning pulled off heroics both times and winning and collecting a Super Bowl MVP per Super Bowl ring.

As of this writing, Manning is the Giants' all-time record in every significant passing metric.  He left the game with 57,023 Passing Yards and a TD-INT record of 366-244.  The GIants enshrined the QB to their Ring of Honor in 2021.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Acquired: Traded from the San Diego Chargers for Philip Rivers, a 2004 3rd Round Pick (which would be Nate Keading), a 2005 1st Round Pick (which would be Shawne Merriman), and a 2005 5th Round Pick (which would be subsequently traded and was Jerome Collins) 4/24/04.
  • Departed: Retired 1/22/20.
  • Games Played: 236
  • Notable Statistics:

    234 Games Started
    4,895 Pass Completions
    8,119 Pass Attempts
    60.3 Pass Completion Percentage
    57,023 Passing Yards
    366 Touchdown Passes
    244 Interceptions
    84.1 Passer Rating
    315 Rushing Attempts
    567 Rushing Yards
    7 Rushing Touchdowns
    169 Approximate Value

    12 Playoff Games
    242 Pass Completions
    400 Pass Attempts
    60.5 Pass Completion Percentage
    2,815 Passing Yards
    16 Touchdown Passes
    9 Interceptions
    87.4 Passer Rating
    20 Rushing Attempts
    45 Rushing Yards

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion(XLII & XLVI)
    Pro Bowl (2008, 2011, 2012 & 2015)
    Super Bowl MVP (XLII & XLVI)
    Walter Payton Man of the Year (2016)
    Most Pass Attempts per Game (2017)

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