Eli Manning will retire after spending all 16 seasons with the New York Giants, the team announced Wednesday. It wasn’t a total surprise after he spent most of the 2019 season on the bench while rookie quarterback Daniel Jones got his shot.
The NFL world reacted to the news of Manning’s retirement on Twitter, mostly with mentions of the helmet catch.
Eli Manning:— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 22, 2020
- 1 of 12 QBs to win multiple Super Bowls (1 of 5 to win multiple Super Bowl MVPs)
- Ranks 7th all-time in pass yards and pass TD
- Started 234 games for Giants (4th-most by QB for single franchise) https://t.co/Uo0biuXAhe
Eli Manning's career achievements:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 22, 2020
* 2x Super Bowl winner
* 2x Super Bowl MVP
* 57,023 passing yards (7th all-time)
* 366 passing TD (7th all-time)
* 4x Pro Bowler
* Walter Payton Man of the Year winner in 2016
* Never missed a game due to injury
* 13x team captain
But the most interesting stat may be his career record.
Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 22, 2020
By winning his last start of 2019 vs Miami, Eli Manning will officially finish his career with a 117-117 record. pic.twitter.com/S8Rjsnk79Q
Former teammates Shaun O’Hara and Tiki Barber shared their thoughts on the quarterback during their media gigs Wednesday.
This might be one of the largest reasons fans will miss the guy in blue.
The 2020 NFL season is gonna be the first season in 22 years without a Manning in the league pic.twitter.com/cr8ccArN4F— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 22, 2020
And this is the real reason for the teary eyes.
For the first time in 22 years the NFL will be without a Manning face 😧 pic.twitter.com/IpSdb0ZHNN— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) January 22, 2020
I am all for Eli Manning eventually making the Hall of Fame, if only because whoever sculpts his bust has so many great Eli faces to choose from pic.twitter.com/NdEy1xcLVN— Mitchell Byars (@mitchellbyars) January 22, 2020
Now the next question is if Eli truly is worthy of the Hall of Famer.
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