Should Eli Manning be in the Hall of Fame? | The Tylt
Should Eli Manning be in the Hall of Fame?
People look at Eli Manning now and see a quarterback with heavy feet getting sacked constantly. They forget this is the same man who defeated the New England Patriots twice in the Super Bowl. Twice.
Eli Manning currently sits at seventh all-time in passing yards and seventh all-time in passing touchdowns. He was also the rare iron man, never sitting out of a game due to injury his entire career. He has the numbers to get into the Hall of Fame.
Eli Manning might have the numbers and two great postseasons on his side, but that doesn't mean he's worthy of the Hall of Fame. He has 244 interceptions and is sitting with a .500 record in the regular during his career. He also doesn't have as many Pro-Bowl appearances as his contemporaries and has never been named First-Team All-Pro.
If he's not even one of the best quarterbacks of his era, how can he be considered one of the best of all time? Eli had a couple good years, but it's not enough to be enshrined in the Hall.