Eli passed on hosting SNL after first Super Bowl title

AP

On Saturday night, Giants quarterback Eli Manning will host Saturday Night Live, five years after his brother, Peyton, did the honors.

If the producers of SNL had their way, Eli would have done it four years ago.

He was invited to host after the Giants shocked the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, according to SportsBusiness Daily.   “I do want to do the show at one point,” Eli told producers at the time, “I just maybe want to do it maybe after my next championship.”

We’ve got a feeling that Eli’s two championships will be compared to Peyton’s one championship on Saturday night, possibly as part of a cameo from Peyton.

And while we have absolutely no inside information in this regard, we also wouldn’t rule out a surprise appearance from Tim Tebow and/or Mark Sanchez.  Or maybe Rex Ryan.