Now that Eli Manning retired, is he a Hall Famer or no?
Eli Manning'sretirement has reignited a long-running debate about whether the former Giants starting quarterback is a Hall of Famer.
Most New York fans think so
- 4 weeks ago
Yeah, he will be in the hall of fame
- 4 weeks ago
Absolutely not. If he goes to hall of fame its strictly because what his last name is. In my opinion only reason he made it in nfl so long. But give him respect for sticking to one team his whole career that's really special something you never see
- EntropyLv 74 weeks ago
Eli Manning absolutely does not deserve to even be REMOTELY in the conversation for HoF. He was extremely close to the league averages for his era for most of his career. Both PFF and FiveThiryEight have documented that Manning is almost DEAD average in most advanced statistics like PFF's advanced passing index or Avg Net Yards/Att. In fact, it's kind of freaky how perfectly average he is for his era.
In many other ways he's below average. For example his career passer rating of 84.1 is VERY poor for the modern era. If you compare to a 2019 ranking for comparision, it would rank him 28th in the league, just above Mitch Trubisky. Eli Manning has basically been Mitch Trubisky for his career.
7.0 career yards per attempt is pedestrian. This would rank 17th in 2019.
A mere 4.5% of his career passes went for TDs, a very average rate for his era. In 2019 terms that's about 15th.
A career 3.0% interception rate, which would rank him 28th by 2019 standards...just above Mason Rudolph.
His career 60.3% completion percentage is particularly poor in this era. The 2019 rank would be 30th again.
Now, comparing him to 2019 maybe is a little unfair you think? 2019 is his last year and the league keeps getting more passer friendly. But I went back and picked 2004 and did the same, and he STILL was average or worse in every category.
The people who say Eli belongs in the HoF are basically saying they didn't bother to actually think about the question before opening their mouths. Eli is being pushed for the HoF based on TWO factors. One is that he's played in NY and the NY media LOVES HIM. They are pushing him because of their fondness for him.
The other is that Eli won two super bowls. Both of those teams were primarily powered by their defenses. In one of those runs, Eli wasn't even all that good in the playoffs. In the second, he was actually hot for four games, but the defense was still the main factor in his team's success. Suggesting that these 8 games make Eli a Hall of Fame candidate is like suggesting that Trent Dilfer or Jim McMahon should be hall of famers just because they won titles. Those 8 games do not encapsulate a career.
Eli Manning is an average OR WORSE Quarterback for his era. Suggesting he belongs in the Hall, as the NY media is doing, is PREPOSTEROUS.
- DavidLv 74 weeks ago
I think the Giants should induct Eli into the team Hall of Fame. Let the voters make the ultimate decision about Canton.
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- terry vLv 74 weeks ago
I think he eventuly gets in the Hall not first ballot but he gets in
- BobLv 74 weeks ago
To me, he should not get in,but he will.
- LegFuJohnsonLv 74 weeks ago
He'll get in. He shouldn't, but he will.
NFL does anything for the giants, and for the Mannings. He's a member of both.
- M. DiegoLv 74 weeks ago
If his last name wasn’t Manning people wouldn’t be asking this. Average quarterbacks don’t go to the Hall of Fame.
- Cu TieLv 74 weeks ago
Yes, Eli Manning is going to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Eli is one of only 5 quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl MVP multiple times, ranked in the Top 10 of both the all-time passing yardage and passing touchdown lists, and holds the 3rd longest streak for most consecutive games started by a quarterback.
- MurzyLv 74 weeks ago
He will be in the Hall.