A day after six men received their invitations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Eli Manning has laid the foundation to eventually join them.
With two Super Bowl wins, two Super Bowl MVP trophies, and a career still in the front end of his prime, Eli won’t simply be elite — he’ll be immortal.
He has 27,579 passing yards in eight seasons, putting him 51st on the all-time list. Within two years, he likely will be in the top 20.
As to touchdown passes, Eli ranks 42nd with 185. If he averages only 20 a year over the next five years, he’ll have more than Joe Montana, Dan Fouts, and Jim Kelly.
And while it would be nice to add a league MVP award to that list of accomplishments, Eli likely doesn’t need it. If he keeps doing what he’s been doing, even without another Super Bowl title, Eli will make it to the Hall of Fame.
Given the way Eli plays in big moments, he could have another Super Bowl title in him.