by user 22.214.171.124
Now I know that Eli Manning has only played for a year and a half and most QB's get a pass up until this point in their careers... but this has to be the year for Eli right??
Last season he made one huge play (on the comeback against the Denver Broncos) and I am the first to admit it was Awesome! Considering all the luck they had last year (read the post "Did the Giants really "win" a game this year? for more explanation") and considering that Tiki Barber was AMAZING last year, how good (or how bad) is Eli?
I am very skeptical about Young Eli. With the exception of Michael Vick, Joey Harrington, and Kyle Boller, Eli had the lowest passer rating of any of the starting QB's last year. Vick shouldn't be a QB, you all know about Harrington, and Boller was gibbled for most of last season plus he plays for the Ravens who rarely throw the ball. Also consider that Eli had Tiki Barber, Jeremy Shockey, and Plaxico Burress to throw to.
Eli certainly needs to have a really good this year, or he will get thrown to the sharks. I do not think he has the stones and has survived because of his teammates.
Eli's 2004-2005 Stats
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Wed 03/08/06, 7:22 pm EST