New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was far from his two-time Super Bowl MVP self in 2013, but was he really one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL? Former Chicago Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo certainly thinks so.
"He showed this year, as he did when he lost Plaxico Burris, he’s only as good as the sum of the parts around him. He lost his confidence and poise this year. A veteran quarterback with his pedigree, that should not have happened regardless of injuries, etc."
Based on Angelo's rating system, Manning scored a 7.0, which was just barely enough to keep him out of the next tier down. The 7.0 put him in a class with Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco, Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer and Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton — all of whom were rated higher than Eli.
The definition of this "group" of quarterbacks is as follows:
"Solid traits but limited. Can “win with him” but need a good supporting cast and quality coaching. Shown to be a consistent performer, but not a top one."
Although a large number of back-up quarterbacks also trailed Manning on Angelo's list, only 12 were actually rated lower than him. Those players include Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford, Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon, New York Jets QB Geno Smith, Buffalo Bills QB E.J. Manuel, Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor, Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert and Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden.
Ho-hum. Typical offseason Eli chatter.
(H/T: Big Blue View)
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