There was talk at the beginning of this football season as to whether Eli Manning is an elite NFL quarterback.
That’s a nice topic, but it’s a gray area with no defined criteria. What are the requirements to join the group? I would think winning in postseason, winning championships, would be the standard.
Now Eli is a Super Bowl champion, and a Super Bowl MVP twice.
Peyton Manning and Drew Brees have not won two Super Bowls, nor did Dan Marino and Brett Favre. John Elway won two Super Bowls, but was MVP in only one.
Elite quarterback is a moving target. It has to be an extremely small group, or the status of being included is diminished.
Whatever the boundaires, certainly Eli is on the inside today.
As Calhoun City businessman and Ole Miss quarterback club president Brad Logan noted on Twitter. “Eli has has many MVP trophies as Brady. Let that sink in.”
Shortly after the game Ole Miss AD for communications and marketing sent a message onTwitter telling fans to be on the lookout for the Rebels’ newest billboard.
So Billboard wars continue.
The discussion I heard from Ole Miss fans indicated they were solidly in Eli’s camp going into the game.
It didn’t bother me to see the Patriots lose, though I was hoping to see a nice game from BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He was OK, rushing for 44 yards on 10 carries, and catching two passes for 15 yards.
Green-Ellis is an example of hard work and perserverence paying off.