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CBS Sports Ranks New York Giants QB Eli Manning No. 65 on Top 100 Players List

July 16th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

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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6 Responses to “CBS Sports Ranks New York Giants QB Eli Manning No. 65 on Top 100 Players List”

  1.  Krow says:

    Really liked the sleeper article. Well done Dan.

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    James is my guy. I thought he should have been given a PR chance last year. But this kid just has football player written all over him. He should have been on our 53 last year. This year with the Hosley suspension there’s not reason he shouldn’t be on the 53.

    Fox has a good chance because it’s hard to see Herzlich’s value if he’s not the #2 LB at any position. If Beason is healthy keeping 5 LBs is possible and Fox to PS.

  3.  Kettles78 says:

    I expect Eli to bounce back with 4500 yards passing lets say 25 tds and 12 ints

    Who knows though could be better could be worse but I will trust that Eli will bounce back

  4.  G Fan since Ninteen Forty Eight says:

    Do not care about Stats. Only care about wins. Johnny U had lousy numbers too.

  5.  kujo says:


    Eli is a “Pro Bowl caliber season” but doesn’t get voted into the Pro Bowl.


    Because haters gotta hate; potaters gon’ potate!

    At this point in his career, Eli’s detractors aren’t going to be dissuaded. He had a bad season last year–really it’s been a bad 1.25 seasons, as his struggles really began in the latter quarter of the 2012 season. If the OL holds up, I see no reason why he won’t approach 4500+ yards and 25+ TDs. But he’ll still throw 12-15 INTs because that’s what he does. Always has, always will.

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