Eli Manning: Peyton showed “great things can happen” late in careers

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning hopes to prove the Giants right for sticking with him after a rough 2017 season and he doesn’t have to look beyond his own family to see how things can go positively late in a career.

Eli’s older brother Peyton recovered from a serious neck injury that kept him from playing for the entire 2011 season and returned with strong play for the Broncos for three years before going out a Super Bowl champion after a rocky final NFL season. Eli Manning, who turned 37 in January, said that his brother’s experience, which included throwing an NFL record 55 touchdowns when he was 37, was an example he’d like to follow.

“You see that there doesn’t have to be a drop-off in play-making ability and running an offense and winning football games,” Manning said, via Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com. “You have to work extremely hard, but great things can happen.”

Manning said he isn’t making any plans about playing until a certain age because “each year is going to be a different story.” He’s signed through the 2019 season and said that he hasn’t had any conversations with the Giants about another contract, although it seems likely that would change if he is able to have anything close to the success his brother had when he was 37 years old.

50 responses to “Eli Manning: Peyton showed “great things can happen” late in careers

  1. Broncos won in spite of Peyton! – his last season was a 67.9 rating – in the SB 56.6, 141yds, 1 int.

  2. Eli has two rings, but I’ve never thought of him as a tier 1 QB. He’s always been middle-of-the-pack in terms of his overall ability. I’ve never seen him take over a game or will his team to a win the way Peyton could. Eli is a game manager, not a force of nature, but i’ll bet he doesn’t really give a rip what anyone thinks, including me. He’s rich, so why should he care?

  3. .
    Eli is out on a limb here. The Giants have beefed up the offensive line and the skill positions. If the Giants offense sputters, he’s going to be forced to accept blame.

    The Doomsday Scenario for the blue would be for Eli to be out of gas and have Sam Darnold lighting it up for their backpage rivals, the Jets.
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  4. Ummm, ya sure Eli.

    “Peyton showed” how important it is to find a solid team that can carry your dead weight “late in careers”.

  5. you have GOT to be kidding.

    HGH delivered to your house over and over again. Goons showing up in the middle of the nite to intimidate witnesses?

    Peyton* = Tainted = asterisk boy

  6. streetyson says:
    July 11, 2018 at 7:03 am
    Broncos won in spite of Peyton! – his last season was a 67.9 rating – in the SB 56.6, 141yds, 1 int.
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    He’s clearly talking about the 140 TD’s Peyton threw in his last 4 seasons and the success the Broncos had, 2 AFC titles and 1 Superbowl win. Even with the poor numbers of his injury riddled last season, he averaged 35 TD’s a season, a 66.5 completion rating, and had a 4200 yards a season average. – those are 1st team all pro numbers. BTW, he led the Broncos over the Pats in the AFC title game that year, and played well in that game.

  7. RobfromAmarillo says:
    July 11, 2018 at 9:17 am
    I expect Eli to throw 45 TD’s this year.
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    Does that include pick 6s?

  8. streetyson says:
    July 11, 2018 at 7:03 am
    Broncos won in spite of Peyton! – his last season was a 67.9 rating – in the SB 56.6, 141yds, 1 int.

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    There’s truth to that, but he still did what he had to do to win a very tough AFC Championship game and then made the drives he had to in the Super Bowl. Brock Osweiler would not have won that Super Bowl in a million years. Peyton’s performance is exactly what you hope for from a grizzled all star QB late in his career.

  9. Eli has always been tough… I will give him that. He’s nothing like Peyton though. When Peyton’s physical gifts left him he could win with his football IQ. Not sure Eli has a chance at that.

  10. streetyson says:
    July 11, 2018 at 7:03 am
    Broncos won in spite of Peyton! – his last season was a 67.9 rating – in the SB 56.6, 141yds, 1 int.

    50 6 Rate This

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    Don’t forget Goodell’s cheating with phantom PI calls in the snow in Denver and Guyer PEDs with Article 46 buried behind his desk at 345 Park Ave.

  11. Doolin Danger says:
    July 11, 2018 at 9:17 am

    “BTW, he led the Broncos over the Pats in the AFC title game that year, and played well in that game.”
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    ???? Peyton didn’t make a single point in the second half. That game was about Peyton not LOSING it for them, Pats sever injuries, the game being played in Denver instead of Foxboro, Bellichik getting out coached, and that great Denver defense.

  12. Doolin Danger says:
    July 11, 2018 at 9:17 am
    streetyson says:
    July 11, 2018 at 7:03 am
    Broncos won in spite of Peyton! – his last season was a 67.9 rating – in the SB 56.6, 141yds, 1 int.
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    He’s clearly talking about the 140 TD’s Peyton threw in his last 4 seasons and the success the Broncos had, 2 AFC titles and 1 Superbowl win. Even with the poor numbers of his injury riddled last season, he averaged 35 TD’s a season, a 66.5 completion rating, and had a 4200 yards a season average. – those are 1st team all pro numbers. BTW, he led the Broncos over the Pats in the AFC title game that year, and played well in that game.

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    I thought he was talking about how Peyton’s head grew three sizes in his last two seasons alone.

  13. nflfan12blog says:
    July 11, 2018 at 9:50 am
    Doolin Danger says:
    July 11, 2018 at 9:17 am

    “BTW, he led the Broncos over the Pats in the AFC title game that year, and played well in that game.”
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    ???? Peyton didn’t make a single point in the second half. That game was about Peyton not LOSING it for them, Pats sever injuries, the game being played in Denver instead of Foxboro, Bellichik getting out coached, and that great Denver defense.

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    I don’t think being down to your B Squad and having no business in a conf title game is being “outcoached”.

    Belichick doesn’t really get outcoached. Sorry.

  14. Eli Manning: Peyton showed “great things can happen” late in careers.

    Tom Brady might be another example when he get late in his career.

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    July 11, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I don’t think being down to your B Squad and having no business in a conf title game is being “outcoached”.

    Belichick doesn’t really get outcoached. Sorry.

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    He was out-coached badly in last season’s SB.

  16. “Belichick doesn’t really get outcoached. Sorry.”
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    The Butler decision proved that one wrong. That was coaching… and bad coaching.

  17. Nothing like a good cup of coffee and a bucket full of Eli hater tears to start my day. Both are so delicious!!

    Has better numbers than elway. True story.

  18. streetyson says:
    July 11, 2018 at 7:03 am
    Broncos won in spite of Peyton! – his last season was a 67.9 rating – in the SB 56.6, 141yds, 1 int.

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    But somehow he managed to outplay Brady in the AFC championship game by scoring twice as many TDs. That despite Brady having a much better offense with Gronk, Edelman, and Amendola on the field. The narrative of the Broncos won in spite of Peyton is puzzling given the Broncos haven’t even sniffed the playoffs since he retired. I say that as a big Patriots fan.

  19. Sorry dude, Peyton did NOTHING late in his career. HIs team carried him to his second super bowl.
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    Sure.

    Except at 37.. breaking almost every single-season passing record, leading the most explosive offense in NFL history, winning his 5th MVP, and getting to the Super Bowl..

    Not very noteworthy…….

  20. tylawspick6 says:
    July 11, 2018 at 10:37

    I don’t think being down to your B Squad and having no business in a conf title game is being “outcoached”.

    Belichick doesn’t really get outcoached. Sorry.

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    Well, being a Pats fan I often agree with your posts, though not necessarily the “style” of your posts, but Bill has been making increasingly mercurial/bad in game and roster coaching decisions for 3- 4 years now.

    Andy Reid has out coached Bill by a mile the last 2-3 games.

    He got thoroughly out coached in last years SB- calling the Brady pass was preposterous, as well as that lateral on the kickoff at the end of the game which cost them at least 10yds field position- both plays directly called according to McD. and Bill. Chose not to go for field goals, and there is no way anyone can spin the Butler benching.

    Easily out coached in 2015. Yes, severe injuries, but they still could have won that game. Bill passed on 2 field goal opportunities, yes Gosk. missed the E.P.- but he was fine the rest of the game.

    The game SHOULD HAVE been played in Foxboro period. Remember the Philly game where Bill got cute and cost them the game. How about the Jets game- Brady just leads them down the field to tie the game, and he GIVES the ball to the Jets in overtime. WTF. 2 games they could have won, given away by Bill. If the Pats win just one of those games the AFC Championship is played in FoxBoro, and most likely has a different outcome.

    Love Bill, don’t want any other coach, but getting worried a bit.

  21. The Butler decision proved that one wrong. That was coaching… and bad coaching.
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    Carroll didn’t throw a bad ball.

    Carroll didn’t miss the pick that allowed Butler to get inside.

    Masterful of Belichick to recognize that would likely be the playcall, but that was hardly the only thing that went wrong for Seattle.

  22. Love Bill, don’t want any other coach, but getting worried a bit.
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    We’ll give you our coach and 2 1st rounders

    – signed 29 teams not owned by Jeff Lurie and Stan Kroenke

  23. Hasn’t anyone ever seen a man with a receding hairline? It looks like they have a huge forehead. SMH.

  24. Yeah, Peyton was really impressive in that 45-8 Super Bowl loss. The same NFC team that TB12 beat the very next year in the Super Bowl!
    Unlike Peyton ,TB12 has never been embarrassed in a Super Bowl ,remember 28 to 3 ???

  25. Unlike Peyton ,TB12 has never been embarrassed in a Super Bowl ,remember 28 to 3 ???
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    18-1

    2011 Giants defense – 25th points, 27th yards.. Brady put up a whopping 17 points

  26. justintuckrule says:
    July 11, 2018 at 11:18 am
    Nothing like a good cup of coffee and a bucket full of Eli hater tears to start my day. Both are so delicious!!
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    You are correct, sir. I pray to the football gods for Eli to get another shot at tommy in the SB.

  27. tb12greatest says:
    July 11, 2018 at 9:39 am
    Sorry dude, Peyton did NOTHING late in his career. HIs team carried him to his second super bowl.
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    Nothing except for… commanding the best offense in NFL history, that set records for yards and touchdowns amongst other things? Throw his last year out the window and his late career accomplishments were quite impressive.

  28. I really love all the 18 and one references because since that 18 and one ,the patriots have going on to win how many more Super Bowls ??and what exactly has Eli done, oh yeah that’s right ,He sold fake game worn jersey’s . That’s a big accomplishment !
    Sorry Giants fans but I would rather have five Super Bowl wins with my QB than only TWO with yours !

  29. A lot of Peyton Manning and Broncos hate in these comments. To the people that say that Peyton didn’t accomplish anything late in his career..

    Well he did command the best offense in NFL history that set NFL records for yards and touchdowns. He won 2 AFC titles, went to 2 super bowls, won one. Picked up his 5th MVP award. Threw 140 TDs.

    Throw his last year out the window and his late career accomplishments were quite impressive.

  30. The narrative of the Broncos won in spite of Peyton is puzzling given the Broncos haven’t even sniffed the playoffs since he retired. I say that as a big Patriots fan.
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    In his final year (which included a SB win), yea that’s exactly what happened. Peyton missed 8 games during the regular season and Osweiler stepped in and they didn’t miss a beat. Peyton also had a 56.6 QB rating in the SB with 0 TDs, 1 INT and 141 yards. Yes, the Broncos won in spite of Peyton in his final year and its not even a question.

  31. 18-1

    2011 Giants defense – 25th points, 27th yards.. Brady put up a whopping 17 points
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    Interesting point. Refresh my memory on who the Giants beat in the playoffs that year? Did they hold the Packers to only 20 points and Rodgers to a QB rating of 78.5 in Green Bay?

    Patriots should have beat the Giants and so should have Green Bay. The Giants defense just hit their stride at the right time.

    Brady didn’t have his best game but still threw for almost 300 yards with 2 TDs, 1 INT and a QB rating of 91.1. So, no Brady has never been embarrassed like Peyton has in the SB.

  32. Hey, I tip my hat to NE, there’s no debating their success. But you know what, they will never get those 2 SB’s back that the Giants took from them. Ever. They wrecked their perfect season and, when given a chance to avenge that loss, NE got beat again. And(esp. in the first one) they ragdolled Tommy over and over again.

  33. You pats fans are full of it. You’d all trade all every other SB for the 18-1 one. Don’t front!

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