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WhoDat!656 07-07-2012 07:57 PM

Quarterback rankings: Eli Manning tops list heading into 2012
 
IMO, the ONLY reason Eli is rated this high is because of his two Super Bowl records.

The top 10

1) Eli Manning , New York Giants : A 30-touchdown/4,000-yard passer with two Super Bowls in the past five years. Both won with last-minute drives -- and both over Tom Brady . Give me a better recent résumé. You can't.

4) Drew Brees , New Orleans Saints : If fantasy were reality, Brees would sit atop this list. But it isn't, so he doesn't. Like Brady, too many things outside of his control have kept him from winning more. (Like playing those pesky road playoff games.)

Rugby Saint II 07-08-2012 02:42 PM

He's just in the top three in my opinion.

|Mitch| 07-08-2012 03:10 PM

The only reason he has 2 SBs in the last 5 years is because of that defense, which Spagnoulo created! :bng:

WhoDat!656 07-08-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by |Mitch| (Post 417114)
The only reason he has 2 SBs in the last 5 years is because of that defense, which Spagnoulo created! :bng:

In all fairness to Eli, he DID come through when the Giants needed him most.

I agree that the Giants defense played a huge part in their Super Bowl wins, but Eli's part cannot be discounted.

FinSaint 07-08-2012 05:13 PM

Still, purely based on talent alone, he doesn't make my Top 5 QBs in the NFL.

WhoDat!656 07-08-2012 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by FinSaint (Post 417137)
Still, purely based on talent alone, he doesn't make my Top 5 QBs in the NFL.

I agree; if Eli was 0-2 in Super Bowls or had never played in one, he would be lucky to be rated as high as Matt Ryan.

SloMotion 07-08-2012 06:05 PM

Eli's a clutch QB and because he just won his second SB, I'll let ranking him #1 slide for now (it's a gift) ... what's confusing me is how Roethlisberger gets #3 over #4 Brees, (?).

WhoDat!656 07-08-2012 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by SloMotion (Post 417143)
Eli's a clutch QB and because he just won his second SB, I'll let ranking him #1 slide for now (it's a gift) ... what's confusing me is how Roethlisberger gets #3 over #4 Brees, (?).

Super Bowls wins, same as Eli.

Ashley 07-08-2012 09:49 PM

ELi is still a joke to me. I could care less if he sits on three rings.

pumpkindriver 07-09-2012 12:15 AM

I like Eli, and as an Ole Miss fan, I wanted him to do well in the NFL. He has done well, but I don't consider him to be an elite QB. There are 4 currently active, Brees, Brady, Manning and Rogers. In whatever order you choose. After that you have the Very Good QBs, thats Eli, Roethlisberger, Stafford, Rivers, and maybe a couple others I"m leaving out. Stafford could become elite, but the others most likely won't. The 4 four Elites have records and at least one ring. The Very Good don't own many, if any records. So you can win the SB with a VG QB, but the rest of the team has to be on it.


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