Peyton Manning makes case for Eli Manning to make NFL Hall of Fame
Eli Manning officially retired from the NFL Friday in a press conference from New York. Now, the debate turns to Manning’s future Hall of Fame candidacy, as many are weighing in on the popular topic.
One of them is his brother and NFL legend Peyton Manning, who retired after the 2015 season. The Denver Broncos released an exclusive interview with Peyton on their website, and the older brother chimed in on the subject.
“When you’re the Super Bowl MVP twice against the greatest dynasty of all-time, the New England Patriots, Tom Brady-Bill Belichick, and you join a list that includes Terry Bradshaw, Bart Starr, Tom Brady and Joe Montana, Eli Manning as the only (multiple) Super Bowl MVPs,” Manning said.
“I don’t really know what that term, ‘drop the mic’ is, but I guess if there was one. There really is no ‘yeah, but’ after that. That kind of ends it, but if you want a, ‘yeah, but,’ yeah, but he also started 220-plus consecutive games. … He’s sixth or seventh all-time in touchdowns. It wasn’t like he just played those two seasons.”
During his 16-year NFL career, Eli threw for over 57,000 yards, 366 touchdowns and won two Super Bowls, including being named the MVP in both of them. In our opinion, it isn’t a matter of if, but when.