Eli Manning returns to the Giants.
Before you lose mind, he’s not like a quarterback. Evidently, Daniel Jones is in full swing as the mediocre quarterback that the New York Giants have been accustomed to for almost two decades.
Manning will return to the Giants organization as a business member of the franchise. His responsibilities will include business operations and fan engagement initiatives.
The announcement of Manning’s return also comes with the revelation of his induction date into the team’s Ring of Honor. The Legend of the Giants and the upcoming Hall of Fame will be unveiled on September 26, when Big Blue welcomes the Falcons.
It’s good to see Manning get back into the game. He is one of the most polarizing figures in the game because of his excellence and his lives. Manning was one of the best quarterbacks to play in the league when the pressure was at its highest. He has made legendary plays that will live on forever in the lore of football.
It’s also one of the most mediocre regular season quarterbacks we’ve ever seen. He was literally .500 as a freshman in New York – 117 wins, 117 losses – and pitched 244 interceptions for his career. He has just completed 60 percent of his passes and has led the league in interceptions three times.
What will help Manning’s eventual Hall of Fame argument is the precedent that the other quarterbacks that have entered the Hall have established. You can’t have Joe Namath sit here on a signing moment in his career and eliminate Manning, who has two wins against the greatest quarterback who has ever played the game. Which he won’t.
Manning deserves his moment in the sun with the organization, and it will be great for Giants fans to have him always around the organization.