New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning may have been left off NFL Network's list of the "Top 100 Players of 2013," but the two-time Super Bowl MVP was not omitted from the CBS Sports version, as Pat Kirwan listed him at No. 65 overall.
65. Eli Manning, QB, Giants: Granted he threw a lot of interceptions in 2013, but he always bounces back.
Although Kirwan failed to add anything of substance beyond "he always bounces back," it is a relatively accurate sentiment. However, "bouncing back" in 2014 will require a lot more than just the adjustments Manning needs to/will make, and will have much more to do with communication between he and his receivers, the offense's ability to establish a ground game and, most importantly of all, consistency along the offensive line.
All of that being said, Manning has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to "bounce back" within games and from season-to-season. And like any NFL quarterback, if he can find some consistency and continuity around him, there's absolutely no reason to believe No. 10 can't return to his successful gun-slinging form.
No other members of the New York Giants made the CBS Sports Top 100 Players list.
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