"NFL Royalty", that's how New York Post sportswriter Paul Schwartz described retired New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on The Drive with Charlie & Dan today. Manning will have his iconic #10 retired and his name will be the 43 Giants player placed in the legendary franchise's "Ring of Honor" this Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. #10 led his teams to two Super Bowl victories, including his 2011 team that will be celebrated later in the season.
The New York Giants are currently in first place in the NFC East but reports are they're about to lose starting quarterback Daniel Jones for "some time" for what our friend Jordan Ranaan hears is a "Pretty bad" hamstring injury. How confident are you in the Giants offense's ability to move the ball with Colt McCoy under center? They don't even have a third-string QB listed on their depth chart. Should Big Blue pick up the phone and call Eli Manning to see if he'd be interested in returning?
Eli Manning has always been compared to his older brother Peyton Manning. Both are quarterbacks, both have led their teams to Super Bowl wins, and now both have hosted ‘Saturday Night Live.’ While the two no doubt have an undying brotherly bond going on — knowing how big brothers are — one can understand if Eli has built up some underlying resentments towards Peyton.