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Eli Manning replaces Ben Roethlisberger in Pro Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images

Eli Manning went before Ben Roethlisberger in the 2004 draft, but he had to wait for the Steelers quarterback to pull out of the 2016 Pro Bowl to draw an invite.

Manning has been announced as the injury replacement for Roethlisberger, who suffered a right shoulder injury in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Roethlisberger isn’t going to need surgery to fix the torn ligaments or sprained AC joint, but he’ll have to miss the All-Star Game all the same.

It’s the fourth time that the Giants quarterback has been selected to the Pro Bowl. He was 387-of-618 for 4,432 yards, 35 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this season. The 35 touchdowns are a career high as was his 93.6 passer rating. Wide receiver Odell Beckham is the other Giant currently going to the Pro Bowl.

There will be at least one more quarterback pulling out of the game with Cam Newton and Carson Palmer facing off with a Super Bowl berth on the line this Sunday. Tom Brady has also been selected to the game, which will mean two more additions at quarterback if the Patriots beat the Broncos.

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39 Responses to “Eli Manning replaces Ben Roethlisberger in Pro Bowl”
  1. edithpiaf51 says: Jan 22, 2016 5:41 PM

    I am happy for Eli Manning. I am glad to see him have some happiness after the Tom Coughlin departure. At least he has Ben McAdoo and he is in Pro Bowl. Kudos to Eli

  2. key2heat says: Jan 22, 2016 5:43 PM

    3 interceptions

  3. arvinkp says: Jan 22, 2016 5:46 PM

    What’s the point of the Pro Bowl went most of the “Stars” don’t go… It should be called the Mediocre Bowl!

  4. burgandy2260 says: Jan 22, 2016 5:46 PM

    Geez who’s left? Rivers probably. Or maybe just maybe Jay Cutler?

  5. bitw44 says: Jan 22, 2016 5:48 PM

    I am a Giants fan, but Pro Bowler should not go on your resume unless you were voted into the game.

    With two other QB’s pulling out and maybe more, we will see people like Fitzpatrick in the game and he will have “pro bowler” to his name

  6. mmack66 says: Jan 22, 2016 5:51 PM

    Fragile Ben is the toughest player that ever sat out due to injury.

  7. Steve B says: Jan 22, 2016 5:52 PM

    Maybe I’m biased, but Kirk Cousins had a much better season than Eli Manning. Shouldn’t his name be called for the Pro Bowl soon?

  8. anthony123632 says: Jan 22, 2016 5:53 PM

    its about time he played better than half of the qbs selected this year even though the gmen stank

  9. dansardo says: Jan 22, 2016 6:12 PM

    Poor Eli. He is going to join the list of quarterbacks that have won 2 SB’s that will never snif the HOF. So sad

  10. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 22, 2016 6:15 PM

    Fragile Ben is the toughest player that ever sat out due to injury.

    Big man crush on Big Ben huh? Keyboard tough guys have injuries like hang nails and carpal tunnel… Waaaa

  11. bigblue8timechamps says: Jan 22, 2016 6:23 PM

    Dansardo no need to feel bad for Eli he is going to the hall of fame. He is 8th all time in passing yards and 1 of 5 players in league history to be a 2 x super bowl map.

  12. glaedrfly says: Jan 22, 2016 6:24 PM

    I heard a peanut vendor will be his backup, a rabid squirrel will handle kick returns and the ground crew will tackle with their tarp on special teams. Half-time show is a pig eating grain from a trough.

  13. baldbuc says: Jan 22, 2016 6:33 PM

    Vince Young and Matt Schaub were once Pro Bowlers.

  14. beauregard says: Jan 22, 2016 6:45 PM

    So, Tom Brady will be playing in the Pro-Bowl this year.
    Peyton will have to settle for the Super Bowl.

  15. plum54 says: Jan 22, 2016 6:55 PM

    Beauregard: HGH Peyton has no business being in either game .CHEATER.

  16. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Jan 22, 2016 6:58 PM

    bitw44 says:
    Jan 22, 2016 5:48 PM
    I am a Giants fan, but Pro Bowler should not go on your resume unless you were voted into the game.
    With two other QB’s pulling out and maybe more, we will see people like Fitzpatrick in the game and he will have “pro bowler” to his name
    ————————–

    Point well taken but since they do in fact play in it maybe something like ‘alternate’ or along the lines ofSecond Team All Pro they could designate. You know like ‘9th team Pro Bowler Ryan Fitzpatrick’

  17. mmack66 says: Jan 22, 2016 7:13 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jan 22, 2016 6:15 PM

    Big man crush on Big Ben huh? Keyboard tough guys have injuries like hang nails and carpal tunnel… Waaaa
    ———————

    You’re defending Fragile Ben and you ask me if I have a man crush on him? Lawl.

    He’s a pretty good quarterback, when he isn’t out injured.

  18. mswravens says: Jan 22, 2016 7:14 PM

    The phantom injury? Actually, he did appear injured at end of Bengals game, but he’s fully recovered & just being the drama queen we all know him to be.

  19. ikeclanton says: Jan 22, 2016 7:24 PM

    The last time Tom Brady didn’t make the Pro Bowl was 2008 when Bernard Pollard caved his knee in. Wow. 11 of them in total and 7 straight.

    Eli and Ben are right in that next tier of talent.

  20. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Jan 22, 2016 7:25 PM

    Ben’s at home. Football season over. He couldn’t carry his team any further.Just not good enough. Eli,at least , respects the game. Enjoy Hawaii, Eli. You got respect from Patriot nation. Brady will be in Santa Clara.

  21. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 22, 2016 7:26 PM

    Ben would rather go to the Academy Awards. That’s more his thing.
    🙂

  22. doody2704 says: Jan 22, 2016 7:38 PM

    why was Ben even in the pro bowl to begin with?? eli had double the td passes he deserved it over him anyway

  23. steelcurtainn says: Jan 22, 2016 8:04 PM

    Great save your arm Big Ben. No one watches that joke of a game anyways.

  24. nhpats says: Jan 22, 2016 8:29 PM

    After this weekend Peyton will have plenty of free time on his hands. Eli and Peyton can get together and study film getting ready for the game.

  25. cowboysallday says: Jan 22, 2016 8:44 PM

    Even if the patriots don’t win, when’s the last time Brady actually WENT to the pro bowl? I’m pretty sure he’s opted not to go every year.

  26. med515 says: Jan 22, 2016 8:45 PM

    Congrats to Eli. He had a great year and should have been voted in earlier.

    Why on earth was Big Ben voted to the Probowl this year in the first place? Undeserved.

  27. woodheadsite says: Jan 22, 2016 8:47 PM

    Steve B says:
    Jan 22, 2016 5:52 PM
    Maybe I’m biased, but Kirk Cousins had a much better season than Eli Manning. Shouldn’t his name be called for the Pro Bowl soon?

    _________________________________________

    Nope, Eli had the better season.😉

  28. med515 says: Jan 22, 2016 8:49 PM

    dansardo says:
    Jan 22, 2016 6:12 PM
    Poor Eli. He is going to join the list of quarterbacks that have won 2 SB’s that will never snif the HOF. So sad
    ————————————————————————–

    Don’t be sad. Eli is a HOFer.

    One of five QBs in the history of the NFL to be a multiple SBMVP. Ironman. Top 10 All time TDs and passing yards. Probowler. Possibly one more ring.

    Don’t cry. He’s going to Canton.

  29. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: Jan 22, 2016 8:52 PM

    I’m surprised they chose Big Ben in the first place. If they wanted Pittsburgh’s MVP, they could have picked one of the refs from the WC game.

  30. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 22, 2016 8:55 PM

    Yeah, Big Ben was really faking that shoulder injury, wasn’t he fools?

    The haters are hilariously wrong as usual.

  31. ikeclanton says: Jan 22, 2016 9:52 PM

    He looked pretty good against the Broncos throwing balls all over the field, long and short, to the tune of 339 yards. He’d be better off in the future just saying nothing instead of talking about his myriad injuries all the time looking for the “hero” badge.

    I don’t doubt that he’s injured–it’s just that no one thinks it’s ever as bad as he says it is.

    “Big Ben was healthy as hell. He didn’t fool anybody”

    -Aqib Talib

  32. samitonsports says: Jan 22, 2016 9:53 PM

    Eli has a career season, yet everyone still just hates on the guy….

    -Packers fan

  33. doody2704 says: Jan 23, 2016 4:04 AM

    Ben had 21 tds with 16 pics, Eli had 35 tds with 14 pics with more yardage. its not even close, Eli should have been in anyway over Ben, its inarguable.

  34. holeinone09 says: Jan 23, 2016 7:14 AM

    Next football season, Ben and a healthy Steelers offense breaks every single offensive stat in NFL history.

  35. kev86 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:20 AM

    Eli is the Mann. Giants are blessed to have him.

  36. spartan01 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:22 AM

    People are calling him out for embellishing the injury, not faking it ampatshypocrit. The real fool is the one who doesn’t understand the difference and man crushes on Ben.

  37. gfjiii says: Jan 23, 2016 1:47 PM

    “Ben had 21 tds with 16 pics, Eli had 35 tds with 14 pics with more yardage. its not even close, Eli should have been in anyway over Ben, its inarguable.”

    Tyrod Taylor with 20TDs, 6 Ints, 99.4 rating should be ahead of both…

  38. Florio is Rooneys Lovechild says: Jan 23, 2016 7:25 PM

    Does Eli have to go to Milledgeville GA for Spring Break too?

  39. trybhumble says: Jan 23, 2016 8:27 PM

    Giants and Pitt fans can argue themselves about Elle and pig Ben. the real action is at the AFCCG.

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