Eli Manning is doing everything he can to help big brother Peyton next week.
But not with scouting reports.
Eli said his most important job has been ticket broker, helping Peyton line up the seats he needs for Super Bowl XVLIII so he can worry about the football.
“I tried to help him out, and try and get answers on how many tickets I could get from my teammates and players and people and try and get that done as early as possible,” Eli said, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “So once they start preparation this week, he has everything solved before you get to the city you’re playing the Super Bowl.
“I think that is kind of the biggest help I could be to him at this point. Obviously, I know his friends and family, to try to get them settled so they are not dealing with him and he has to worry about that.”
The two have experience at this game, as Peyton played concierge when Eli brought the Giants to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl, and Peyton used his hometown advantage there two years ago.
And so Eli’s been hitting up co-workers, since Giants players and staff and employees were offered face value tickets for the game.
“He was very helpful in dealing with family and friends and trying to take that burden off me,” Eli said. “It’s something we kind of learned having played in a few of these. You try and get all that stuff done by this week.”
They’ll talk about the Seahawks later.
But for now, they’re making sure all the tickets are taken care of.