Had Eli Manning just sucked it up and allowed the San Diego Chargers to draft him, he wouldn’t be having the same problem he is talking about today. Eli joked this weekend at a panel discussion at Ole Miss that he is the third-most talked about quarterback in New York.
So I guess he’s realized he’s taking a backseat to Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez, neither very good quarterbacks. Eli just won a Super Bowl, but is all but forgotten this offseason in New York. I wonder if Eli has realized he too has taken a back seat to his brother again.
In a season when Eli and the New York Giants won the Super Bowl, all the talk was about his brother Peyton’s 90-year-old neck. This offseason, all the talk has been about Peyton and his new team.
Even ESPN willingly pushes Eli to the back seat. Eli will be hosting Saturday Night Live soon, and ESPN notes in its article that Eli’s brother Peyton has already hosted it and that Eli will be “following in his brother’s footsteps.”
Moreover, the bad continues for Eli. Ole Miss honored him recently by adopting a 10 mph speed limit in honor of his former college jersey. Dang, 20 mph pisses me off. 10? My gut poll says nobody at Ole Miss wants to drive 10 mph.