Eli Manning
Is Eli Manning a Hall of Famer? (Andrew Mills/NJ.com Advanced Media)

Is any NFL team more boring to watch than the New York Giants? Eli Manning looks decrepit. It’s hard to watch. I’ve never seen a quarterback get sacked by ghosts more than Eli. It’s hard to remember the glory days. Were there ever any glory days worth celebrating? Those are the questions and thoughts that people everywhere are thinking. Magically, Eli Manning is still the Giants quarterback but he shouldn’t be. We all know Eli Manning isn’t winning again so let’s ask the question that will define his legacy. Is Eli Manning a hall of famer?

Let’s start with the good news. I’m a big Ricky Bobby Guy. If you ain’t first, you’re last. Guess what! Eli Manning won it all… TWICE! That’s hard to do. Think of all the amazing quarterbacks that haven’t won two Super Bowls! Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Dan Marino, and Philip Rivers – none of them never won more than one. Eli won both MVP’s during those Super Bowl wins.

Here’s the issue. Outside of that, I can’t give you much. He had that one year where he threw for 35 touchdowns? Manning is 10 losses away from becoming the biggest loser in NFL history. 8 of his 15 seasons he had at least 15 interceptions in a season. 3 of them with at least 20 picks in a season. Manning never won a playoff game when he didn’t win a Super Bowl. Manning made just 6 playoff appearances. Manning is currently 124-116 in his career and may fall below .500 depending on how much longer he plays. Manning is barely completing 60 percent for his career.

At the end of the day, I’m not an award guy. I don’t really care about these sorts of things. I threw all my old trophies and medals away. However, the Eli Manning discussion is going to be an interesting one because he has been a very average quarterback. Do two years land him in the Hall of Fame?