Eli Manning named Pro Football Writers of America's 'Good Guy Award' winner
There are many words to describe former Ole Miss and New York Giants QB Eli Manning — winner, talented quarterback, Super Bowl champion and good guy.
Indeed, the Pro Football Writers of America think Manning is a good guy, as they gave him the “Good Guy Award” for the 2020 season, his final in the NFL.
PFWA president Bob Glauber said in a release that Manning’s dealings and professionalism with media members throughout his career led to this award:
“Eli Manning exemplified professionalism with the media since his rookie season in 2004, and he did so in the league’s largest market,” said PFWA president and Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber, who covered Manning during his entire 16-year career with the Giants. “Eli often spoke of the example set by his father and being around Archie Manning was certainly a great way to learn about being around the media. Even so, playing in New York has unique pressures that Eli dealt with consistently and fairly. Media sessions at his locker would often start with as many as 50 reporters, photographers and camera operators, but he answered every last question – even when only one reporter was left. A pro’s pro.”
That’s a fitting award for Manning, who also just learned his jersey number would be retired by Ole Miss.