Adam Schefter, senior NFL insider: Yes. Here is the full breakdown of results: Sal Paolontino, ESPN: “I will vote for Eli Manning first ballot. There are a lot of things about a player who’s discussed by the selection committee that are revealed over time that can impact their candidacy. And he didn't offset underwhelming passing efficiency (career 60.3% completion rate, 7.0 yards per attempt) with rushing prowess (568 career rushing yards). Find our Giants coverage on Facebook. A couple games north or south of .500 wouldn’t sway me.”, Anonymous voter 18: “There are some quarterbacks who make the guys around him better, and some who can win games all on their own. Manning's story is incomplete, so I'll wait for the end of his career before making a final determination. Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Yes. Manning has the top-flight passing numbers and the magnificent durability to cement his legacy of greatness. Who cares if it's not on roller skates? SL, (This story was originally published in September 2019.). He also ranks in the top 10 of multiple key passing categories because his best ability was his durability. The New York Giants announced on Tuesday morning that quarterback Eli Manning will be benched for Daniel Jones in Week 3, likely ending the two-time Super Bowl champion and MVP's run as the starter in East Rutherford. Manning was the Jim Plunkett of the 2000s. He’s led the Giants to 4-0 postseason records in those two years, and they’re one-and-done in the other 4 years. The tiebreaker? After both Super Bowls, he was selected as MVP. ", Anonymous voter 11: “He falls short of slam-dunk in my opinion, but he’s certainly in the ballpark for further thought and discussion being the quarterback who not only won two Super Bowls but took down the Patriots both times.”, Anonymous voter 12: “What bothers me about Eli is what looks to be an all-or-nothing aspect to his career. His 210 consecutive starts from 2004-2017 is the second-most in NFL history. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl twice, both with fourth-quarter game-winning drives. But the two Super Bowl wins were impressive.”, Anonymous voter 3: “Eli is a Hall of Famer in my mind because of the two Super Bowl victories. Is he one of those players? © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Ian O'Connor, senior writer: Yes. Two Super Bowl titles, two Super Bowl MVPs. The annual list of about 100 nominees is narrowed to 15 finalists by the 48 voters. It sounds like Manning will spark one of the great debates ever to rage in the sealed room. He was great when it counted the most. Although Eli’s case would be strengthened had he won a playoff game in more than just the Super Bowl seasons, his two playoff runs of 4-0 with five NFC postseason victories on the road is enough to get my vote.”, Terez Paylor, Yahoo: “Two Super Bowl MVPs. The last time Manning started a game with a .500 career record was Sept. 30, 2007, when he was 21-21. He reeled off eight straight non-losing seasons, followed by six losing seasons in a seven-year span, including 2019. DeOssie, 36, was a fourth-round pick out of Brown where he was a three-time, first team All-Ivy League selection at linebacker. But Manning is also in the top 10 in most major passing statistics and has a 8-4 playoff record. (Fellow voter) Ron Borges likes to use the expression in our Hall of Fame meetings that it’s not just ability, but AVAIL-ability that is important in these discussions. A Hall of Famer plays his best and is dominant in the biggest moments. To be essentially a .500 QB in this era where QBs have such an out-sized influence on games ... he’s just a good QB who was too inconsistent to be a Hall of Famer.”, Anonymous voter 7: “While he’s never led the league in yards passing, touchdowns or passer rating, he has led it in interceptions. A finalist cannot afford more than nine “no” votes and Manning has at least 10 from the current committee members barring a change. Perhaps it is a coincidence Giants coach Pat Shurmur benched Manning just as his career record dipped to .500, only two games into the season. Because the Pro Football Hall of Fame allows voters to keep individual votes private, NJ Advance Media offered the same anonymity in its survey. Sports for 'Watch Together' experience, Patrick Mahomes: Eli Manning's Super Bowl XLVI throw better than mine, It's time for Giants to move on from TE Evan Engram, Giants still have outside shot to win NFC East, Markus Golden thanks Giants, fans in post-trade goodbye, NFL keeping eye on Giants' investigation of Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Ex-Giants Odell Beckham, Landon Collins suffer serious injuries in Week 7, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The hall called for Eli Manning. I assigned Hall of Fame quarterbacks to the period when they played all or the majority of their careers. Eli is going to Canton. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. We're talking 12 guys. Manning never finished a season higher than eighth in Football Outsiders' passing DYAR, a measure of total passing value. I think so. Or he will join Jim Plunkett as the only omitted quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl wins. He was obviously talented, had a lot of fun, and sometimes it was great and sometimes it wasn’t. What about Cam Newton? Eli is a New York legend, but he’s not Hall-worthy Mykal McEldowney/IndyStar via USA TODAY NETWORK I write this as someone who has watched about 97 percent of Eli Manning… Not once. His Total QBR, a data-driven measure of overall quarterback play, ranks No. A losing record wouldn’t change my mind on that.”, Anonymous voter 4: “Philip Rivers will get consideration for the Hall and Eli has achieved more. Judging Week 7 overreactions: Should Mike McCarthy be on the hot seat? You get credit for the wins and you get blamed for the losses.”, Darin Gantt, Pro Football Talk: “It’s not Eli’s fault that Jerry Reese wasn’t a good steward of free-agent money, or that someone gave him the regrettable Ben McAdoo, or that Dave Gettleman ran a double-reverse with Odell Beckham Jr., or that Ereck Flowers wasn’t very good at football. The Hall of Fame tells the story of the game's history, and Manning is an essential part of that history as it pertains to his era. Kellerman: Giants starting Jones now is a mistake (1:39), Should Eli Manning make the Hall of Fame? Eric D. Williams, Chargers reporter/Pro Football Hall of Fame voter: Undecided. Watching week-in and week-out, too often I did not see a Hall of Fame-worthy quarterback. I do hear and see -- a lot -- that he has never led the league in passing in any of his seasons. Manning had a good career in New York, but the Hall of Fame is reserved for the best quarterbacks of all time -- he simply doesn't stack up. The two-time Super Bowl MVP will join Joe Namath (62-63-4) and Sonny Jurgensen (69-71-7) as the only modern quarterbacks inducted without a winning record. It doesn't mean I am, or am not, putting Manning on the list, but it does mean the most important part of the process is that each player's circumstances and output deserve to be considered in context. For each game, scouts are chosen via lottery system if they are interested in attending a live game. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Hall of Famers are players you can't write the history of the game without; Eli qualifies. But he is leaving a subpar lasting impression.”. NFL Week 7 takeaways: Big days for Baker, Rodgers -- but not the Cowboys, It's time for these two-win Cowboys to make some bold changes, Tight end Evan Engram, Giants could both benefit from trade, How can the Eagles unlock Carson Wentz? Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). Manning elevated his game during two Super Bowl runs, giving him a really good career that fell short of transcendent. Philip Rivers will get consideration for the Hall, same passer rating as Joe Flacco, and they were contemporaries. 26 in the league since 2006. If he finishes with a career losing record, would it affect your vote? Jeremy Fowler, national NFL writer: Yes. That merely makes the statement he was unable to multiply himself into 21 other guys on offense and defense — and I wouldn’t ding him for that inability.”, Anonymous voter 16: “Perhaps the most overrated numbers in sports are won-loss records for quarterbacks (and pitchers). And, in some ways, that was probably a good approach. While Manning had inconsistent regular-season play, his Hall of Fame merits reside in his clutch postseason performances, as he led two of the greatest runs to Super Bowl titles in league history. Does it equate out to a bust in the Hall of Fame? He will be joined by Grammy-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston, actors John Amos and Ed Harris, NBA great Rick Barry, General Martin Dempsey and many others. Buy Eli Manning Giants gear: Fanatics, NFLShop, Lids, Champs Sports, Dick's Sporting Goods. Dan Graziano, national NFL writer: Yes, of course. He beat the greatest quarterback and coach of all time in two Super Bowls. The numbers are there. But those moments were too few and far between for a bust in Canton. But ultimately his postseason success might be too hard to ignore.”, Dan Fouts, CBS and Hall of Fame quarterback: “I try to stay away (from commenting) unless it’s obvious. We know Manning won two Super Bowl MVPs and has had his share of ups and downs during his time in New York. Manning’s career regular-season record of 116-116 is sunk by 47-66 since winning Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012. So does the New York market. I’ve watched Eli for 15 years and not once have I thought, ‘I’m watching a Hall of Famer who leads teams.’ But, if I had to bet, Eli is going to make it — not because of how he played but where he played. The championships are there. Jeff Legwold, Broncos reporter/Pro Football Hall of Fame voter: Undecided. The former New York Giants quarterback was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame during Sunday’s virtual ceremony. Manning is a New England Patriots dynasty-killer, but he only went to the playoffs six times in 16 seasons. And, ultimately, we judge pro quarterbacks on their ability to lead teams in postseason play. Subscribe to NJ.com », Ryan Dunleavy | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, Eli Manning’s days as a starting quarterback, fond memories of his two Super Bowl victories. Three times. 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Zak DeOssie, the New York Giants' long-time special teams captain who served as their long snapper on two Super Bowl championship teams, will reportedly join another former Giant captain, Justin Tuck, at financial giant Goldman Sachs. Seven — quickly going on eight — years of mostly bad football by the Giants did irreparable damage to Manning’s resume, and his once-reserved spot in the Hall of Fame is far from guaranteed now that he is on the bench behind rookie teammate Daniel Jones. Something has to give. And Manning did so with incredible flair. Manning is one of only five players to win multiple Super Bowl MVPs, joining Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw -- all of whom are in the Hall of Fame. The two-time Super Bowl MVP will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 18 and now Giants fans will be able to watch the ceremony.

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