Third generation Manning already an impressive quarterback prospect

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Get ready for the next quarterback named Manning.

Arch Manning, grandson of Archie Manning, nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning, son of Cooper Manning, is still in eighth grade but played in a scrimmage Friday with the varsity team at Isidore Newman School, where his dad and both uncles also played their high school football.

The footage is impressive. Arch Manning looks like, well, a Manning. He has good accuracy, seems to command the offense well, and has mobility more reminiscent of his grandpa than his uncles.

Newman varsity football coach Nelson Stewart told WVUE in January that Arch Manning is already drawing a lot of interest and should be ready to play with the varsity quickly.

“Nowadays with social media, and what’s out there, obviously the interest has started,” he said. “As we say, he’s still an eighth-grader. Obviously we’re excited to have him. I think as hard as he’s working, and the the things I’ve seen, he’ll be here in a hurry. . . . He’s got a high football IQ. I think one of the things about Cooper, he grew up around it. Watching Cooper through the years, he’s a guy who understands the game. And he’s got two good uncles that have worked on some footwork, and throwing with him a little bit. He does look sound. If you look at his mechanics and his release, he’s further ahead than most we’ve had. I think he looks the part right now.”

It’s way too early to assume that Arch will do in football what his uncles and grandfather did, but he’s already got plenty of eyes on him, even before starting college.

29 responses to “Third generation Manning already an impressive quarterback prospect

  1. A single scrimmage does not make one an impressive prospect

    There is no way if his name was Arch Smith we’d be reading about this

  2. Udub is a Manning hater I’m sure. Anyway how can you watch that video & not come away impressed knowing he’s an 8th grader? He’s dropping dimes & looks like he has a cannon. Hitting receivers in stride & all that. EIGHTH GRADE!!!

  3. There is no way if his name was Arch Smith we’d be reading about this.
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    It’s a story because he’s another Manning AND looks crazy impressive for an 8th grader.

  4. I’m not a huge Manning(s) fan, but that young guy looks really impressive, you’d never think he’s still only an eight grader. Good on him!

  5. A single scrimmage does not make one an impressive prospect

    There is no way if his name was Arch Smith we’d be reading about this
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    Let me guess- you’re a Patriots fan? Many Patriots fans seem to have a seemingly disproportionate disdain for the Mannings, Peyton in particular. I’ve never understood it, but whenever I hear someone speaking of how much they hate Peyton Manning, it’s usually a Patriots fan (I have no dog in the race fwiw, as I’m a Bears fan since ’75).

  6. And any losses in his career from this point forward will be because his team let him down.

  7. Cooper was the athletic son and played WR at a high level before hurting his neck. If his boy has the athleticism of his dad and grandpa and can throw the ball like Peyton, that would be fun to watch.

  8. aquineas1 says:
    May 18, 2019 at 4:49 pm
    Many Patriots fans seem to have a seemingly disproportionate disdain for the Mannings, Peyton in particular.
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    You’ve misread Pats fans – most of them enjoyed the Peyton-Brady games and at least rate Peyton as one of the greats. What they disdain are the fools who try to claim both Manning brothers are better than Brady. And Pats fans detest how the NFL gave Peyton (HGH) and Eli (fraud) a free pass on league rules but invented evidence against Brady in deflategate.

  9. Pats fan here but I have to admit the kid looks impressive.

    So because you’re a pats fan is relevant in this? Or is the simple case of pats fans not tolerating any stories that don’t somehow mention them.

    “Pats fan here…”…. completely irrelevant bro

  10. You’ve misread Pats fans – most of them enjoyed the Peyton-Brady games and at least rate Peyton as one of the greats. What they disdain are the fools who try to claim both Manning brothers are better than Brady. And Pats fans detest how the NFL gave Peyton (HGH) and Eli (fraud) a free pass on league rules but invented evidence against Brady

    Nobody said Eli was better than Brady. They simply point out that he beat Brady in 2 Super Bowls…. those are facts.

  11. Just as long as he is not as pretty as Brady I will support the young man and hope he becomes a DALLAS COWBOY!

  12. He must of completed every pass because I didn’t see any or any drops. Amazing.

  13. Great opportunity, but man, what pressure this type of scrutiny will bring. Before high school, no less. Good luck young fellow.

  14. Newman varsity football coach Nelson Stewart

    “Newman!”

    As a Patriots fan I knew there had to be something in the history and lore.

  15. dolphins4 says:
    May 18, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I wonder if he’ll go play for the University of Tennessee?
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    Only one of his Uncles did, and his Dad, Grandad and the other Uncle played at Ole Miss.

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