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Eliot Shorr-Parks: Eagles’ Nick Foles a Better Quarterback than New York Giants’ Eli Manning

July 8th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

As we noted last week here on Giants 101, 2014 has officially been re-named "The Year of Eli-Hating." The reason for that is glaringly obvious, as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has taken a relentless verbal beating since the onset of the offseason with no signs of it slowing down. It continued again recently, as Eliot Shorr-Parks of The Star-Ledger evaluated all NFL quarterbacks from a trade-ability standpoint and deduced that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was better than Manning.

Ultimately, Shorr-Parks ranked Foles as the No. 13 quarterback league-wide, while Manning landed in the second-to-last tier, ranking No. 18 overall. And in a player-for-player trade scenario, Shorr-Parks said he would not pull the trigger, preferring to keep Foles to Manning.

Hard decision, but no:

Eli Manning, New York Giants: Is just too reckless with the ball. It isn't just the 27 interceptions last season, it is the 31 picks in the previous two seasons before that as well.

There's no denying that Manning's stock is at an all-time low following a season in which he led the league in interceptions (27), but Shorr-Parks' list very specifically pointed out that the rankings weren't based on a single season of work. Rather, his list and rankings encompass an entire career — yet he still chose Foles over Manning.

While Foles may have looked good at times in 2013, this is a young quarterback who has never played a full 16-game season, has never thrown for more than 3,000 yards and is only a few years removed from the college level. And although he may have a high ceiling, ranking him as the No. 13 quarterback in the league — especially ahead of guys who have proven their ability — seems like a reach. At the same time, we agree with Shorr-Parks that Foles shouldn't be deemed "overrated" as of this point — largely because he doesn't have a sufficient body of work to judge.

Still, Foles over Manning? We're not buying it.


Tags: Eli Manning, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Nick Foles, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles

4 Responses to “Eliot Shorr-Parks: Eagles’ Nick Foles a Better Quarterback than New York Giants’ Eli Manning”

  1.  Krow says:

    Like it or not Eli is coming of two bad years. His only recourse is to play “lights out” in 2014 and shut everyone up.

  2.  Kettles78 says:

    Even if Eli threw for 50 TDs this year and 0 Int his critics would turn around and give all the credit to McAdoo. Still glad Eli is the QB for the Giants and I hope he turns it around and think he will get back on track. This season can’t get here fast enough

  3.  Jason Chmielewski says:

    Eli is our QB he’s coming up on a contract again and its time to really start looking long term. WE need to be ready to move on from him in his declining years. (not saying this or next year) With his high price tag and a lot of stars coming up for contracts we need to look at younger and cheaper options to be able to keep star talent around our team.

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