King of Manhattan


Is Eli the best of the Big Apple?

Tom Brady is a future Hall of Famer, and this Super Bowl is just another impressive stat. But there are two elite quarterbacks in the Super Bowl this year.

Eli Manning is earning a new title, New Yorks greatest quarterback. A win in Super Bowl XLVI would steal the name, but even if he doesn’t win he will still be well deserving of it.

Eli has created his career on his postseason performances. He has more postseason road wins then any other quarterback in NFL history. He is on a 5 road postseason win streak, beating out Dallas, Green Bay and San Francisco this season.

To add to that, he has outlasted the future 2011 NFL MVP, Arron Rogers, in the playoffs

He is also the only quarterback in the Super Bowl era to have not 1, but 3 postseason games with 275-plus passing yards and more than two touchdowns.

If your thinking there is no way he is better then Jets great Joe Namath, think again. in 143 games (including the postseason) Joe threw for 28,299 yards and 176 touchdowns, 224 interceptions and completed 49.9 percent of his passes with a 64-64-4 record.

Eli, on the other hand, 29,799 yards and 201 touchdowns, 137 interceptions and completed 58.5 percent of his passes with a 76-53 record all in only 131 games.

Eli has proven is postseason dominance even if he has only one ring. With those numbers. There should be no question that he the king of manhattan.

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About Kevin Bridge

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee majoring in journalism and electronic media. I am one of the co-founders of The Backfield Press.

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