Despite his success, negativity and doubt have followed Peyton’s younger brother since the moment he was traded from the San Diego Chargers to the New York Giants on draft day in 2004. Regardless of what he does or how well he performs – even in a league that lives and dies by the motto: “What have you done for me lately?” – he is questioned and criticized.
The reality of the situation is that the Giants are 0-6, Manning's stat line is awful and regardless of who's at fault, he'll always receive 100% of the blame. So … let's just get this over with.
Mike Lupica, New York Daily News
Ian O'Connor, ESPN
"Before he tried to restore himself as a competent NFL quarterback, never mind a potential Hall of Famer, Manning looked and sounded like he was ready to cry. His charmed football life has crumbled around him."
Michael Salfino, Wall Street Journal
"Eli Manning is stuck with the Ryan Leaf comparison thanks to his worst season in terms of interception rate (minimum 200 attempts, since 2000)—worse, even, than Leaf."
Kevin Boilard, Bleacher Report
"Not all of Manning's success is the byproduct of dumb luck, but I challenge you to name an NFL starter that has ridden Fortune's wheel to stardom as effectively as the man currently under center for the Giants. He is now famous for two miraculous Super Bowl tosses."
Adam Ronis, RotoExperts
"I'm just sick of all the people out there who defend Eli Manning. … Let's be honest: he stinks."
Paul Bank, The Sports Bank
"I hate when certain people win championships, because they get overrated, for example eli manning."
Adam Gautschi, Twitter
"Eli Manning has a season long yeast infection."
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