The New York Giants last tasted playoff success in 2011 when they won Super Bowl XLVI over the New England Patriots.
The first one came four years prior wherein Manning was named MVP of Super Bowl XLII.
Aside from winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy, they also halted the Patriots’ quest for a perfect season.
Those two titles should give him a strong case when he is eligible for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
After all, winning the game’s ultimate prize is a solid manifestation of excellence.
However, NFL insider Dov Kleiman argues otherwise because of Manning’s inconsistency.
Yes, he did have two excellent years that ended with Super Bowl wins.
But those seasons are more of exceptions than the norm.
Will Eli Manning really make it to the Hall of Fame as a QB without a winning record that led the league in turnovers?
Eli also led the league in INTs 3 separate times in his career and led it in TDs 0 times to possibly offset that.
It will much discussed when his time comes. https://t.co/m93T2DSAtX
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 8, 2022
Kleiman tweeted, “Will Eli Manning really make it to the Hall of Fame as a QB without a winning record that led the league in turnovers? Eli also led the league in INTs 3 separate times in his career and led it in TDs 0 times to possibly offset that. It will much discussed when his time comes.”
He said this in response to the NFL on CBS post showing that Manning has the most turnovers by any quarterback since 2000.
Will Eli Make It To The Hall Of Fame?
His brother Peyton is already there after one of the shortest pitches for enshrinement.
If stats and accolades made the older Manning a shoo-in for Canton, it might work against the younger Manning.
After all, he wasn’t the only reason for the team’s success during those Super Bowl runs.
He had a solid defense that limited the Patriots to 31 total points in two games.
The selection committee should not disregard that fact.