Eli Manning replaces Ben Roethlisberger in Pro Bowl

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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.

39 responses to “Eli Manning replaces Ben Roethlisberger in Pro Bowl

  1. 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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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
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    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’

  7. 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
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    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

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    Nope, Eli had the better season. 😉

  15. 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
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    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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

  21. “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…

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

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