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With Another Super Bowl Win & MVP, Where Does Eli Manning Rank Amongst The Greats?

Submitted by on February 6, 2012 – 9:37 amNo Comment
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Eli Manning has done it again. Two Super Bowl tries, two Super Bowl wins and two Super Bowl MVP awards.

Yup, little Eli Manning is no longer in the shadow of the great Peyton Manning. Honestly, he’s not in the shadow of any of the current NFL quarterbacks. He said he was elite before the season started and if this doesn’t prove it, I don’t know what will.

His two Super Bowl MVPs put him in elite company. Only Tom Brady (who he has now beaten twice on the biggest stage of them all), Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana can say they won two Super Bowl MVPs (Montana has an NFL record three). That’s pretty astounding when you think about it. Especially considering that Eli Manning has twice brought the Giants back from the dead to go on a monumental run that has culminated in a Super Bowl victory. He may not be on all the time, but he’s on when it counts. His 4th quarter against the Patriots in the Super Bowl has proven that.

So where does Eli rank amongst the great winners of NFL history? Pretty high. As good as Peyton Manning is, he only has one Super Bowl trophy in his case. Aaron Rodgers may be great, but he only has one as well. And just imagine, Eli may add another before he’s through. He has the weapons, the defense and the confidence to do it again. He’s only 31 and surely has quite a few more years in the league to do it again.

When all is said and done, where do you think Eli Manning will rank?

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