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Elisha Nelson Manning IV (born January 3, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).
From 2000 to 2003, he played college football at the University of Mississippi.
He was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and was immediately traded to the Giants, who in return gave up a box highlighted by fourth overall pick Philip Rivers.
Manning is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and Peyton Manning's younger brother. Manning holds the Giants' record for the most passing yards, touchdown passes, and completed passes in a career.
He threw for 510 yards, three yards shy of Phil Simms' record of 513 yards in 2012, 41–34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He aided the Giants to victory in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, defeating the New England Patriots in both games.
Manning was voted Most Valuable Player in both Super Bowls, becoming one of five players to receive multiple Super Bowl MVP awards (Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw have two), Joe Montana three and Tom Brady four). Manning started 210 straight games from 2004 to 2017, the second straight starts streak for a quarterback in NFL history.
He is the seventh all-time leader in passing yards and eighth in touchdowns.
Manning, despite his brother's regular-season appearances and high-caliber results, is best known for his two undefeated Super Bowl games in 2007 and 2011, in which he led an underdog Giants squad to Super Bowl victories twice against the Patriots.
Manning was born in New Orleans, the youngest of three boys to Olivia (née Williams) and NFL quarterback Elisha Archibald "Archie" Manning III, both natives of Mississippi. Cooper and Peyton, his older brothers, all played football growing up.
Manning attended the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, where he competed in football and basketball for the Greenies. Manning completed his high school career with 7,389 yards and 89 touchdowns. He committed to play college football at the University of Mississippi on February 7, 1999.
Manning and his brother, Peyton, quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, and his father, who was regarded as a "folk hero" at Ole Miss, were both in college. Manning set or tied 45 single-game, season, and career records during his time with the Rebels. His career includes 10,119 passing yards (third on the SEC career list), 81 touchdown passes (third on the SEC career list), and a passer rating of 137.7 (tied for sixth on the SEC career list).
Manning, a redshirt freshman, competed with veteran Romaro Miller for the starting quarterback job but saw little playing time. He played in six games and finished with 170 yards and one interception.
Manning was the Rebels' starting quarterback as a sophomore after losing Miller. In the 49–14 victory over Murray State, he converted 20-of-23 pass attempts for 271 yards and five passing touchdowns. He had 265 passing yards, one passing touchdown, and one interceptor in the following game, a 27-21 loss to Auburn. Manning aided the Rebels in victories over Kentucky, Alabama, and LSU over the next few games. Manning passed for 312 passing yards and six passing touchdowns on November 3, a 58–56 loss to Arkansas. Manning's first year as the Rebels' starting quarterback with 2,948 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, and nine interceptions was a good start to his first year as the Rebels' starting quarterback, with 2,948 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
Manning's junior season started off with a 31–3 victory over Louisiana-Monroe and a 38–16 victory over Memphis. In those two games, Manning had four passing touchdowns and one interceptor. Manning passed for 374 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the next game, a 42-28 loss to Texas Tech. The Rebels won their next three games, including over Vanderbilt, #6 Florida, and Arkansas State, putting them at #21 in the AP Poll. In that stretch, Manning had five touchdowns and one interception. The Rebels' fortunes turned on in the second half of the season with a five-game losing streak. Manning finished 42-of-56 passes for 414 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the stretch. In addition, he had a rushing touchdown. With a 6–6 record to face Nebraska, the Rebels qualified for the Independence Bowl after a 24-12 victory over neighbor Mississippi State. In the 27–23 victory, Manning passed for 313 yards and one touchdown. Manning's junior season saw him throw 3,401 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
Manning started his senior season with a 2–2 record. He had a good time in that stretch, with wins over Vanderbilt and Louisiana-Monroe, but Memphis and Texas Tech suffered. The Rebels won six games in a row, including victories over big SEC opponents #24 Florida, Alabama, #21 Arkansas, South Carolina, and Auburn. In the winning streak, Manning was accounted for 1,552 yards, 12 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He led the Rebels to a 10-3 record and a 31-28 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic victory over #21 Oklahoma State, averaging 259 passing yards and two touchdowns in 2003.
Manning's senior year came to an end, with the Maxwell Award as the country's best all-around player, the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Award, the Sporting News Radio Socrates Award, and the SEC Most Valuable Player Award. Since winning quarterback Jason White (University of Oklahoma) and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (University of Pittsburgh), he was also a contender for the 2003 Heisman Trophy. Manning was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity (as was his father), and he was named Sigma Nu Athlete of the Year in 2001 and 2003.
Manning graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in marketing and a GPA of 3.44, and was on the Dean's Honor Roll.
Due to their 4–12 record in 2003, the San Diego Chargers received their first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. With Manning being the most coveted player in the draft, it seemed that the Chargers' intention was to draft him first overall. Manning and his father, Archie Manning, said he would not play for the Chargers if drafted by them. Before the draft, Archie consulted with former Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf about his son's time with the team. Eli refused to play for the Chargers because the Chargers did not assist Leaf with his personal issues.
Nevertheless, Manning was selected with the first pick overall, and the Giants later traded them for Manning, as the Giants drafted and traded Philip Rivers and a 2004 third-round pick were used to select linebacker Shawne Merriman. He has been with the Giants for six years, earning him $45 million.
Manning was one of 17 quarterbacks to be drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft, as well as Rivers and Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger. Both three players will have long and fruitful careers with their clubs, and they have been compared favorably to the 1983 NFL Draft, which featured Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway, Jim Kelly, and Dan Marino. Manning won two thrilling Super Bowl victories against the New England Patriots, had the lowest passing yards, touchdowns, pass completions, completion percentage, TD–INT ratio, passer rating, wins, winning percentage, and Pro Bowl awards of the three contenders. Manning and Roethlisberger were both members of two Super Bowl-winning teams, but Manning is the only quarterback of the three teams to win Super Bowl MVP awards, winning both games.
Manning made his NFL debut against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. In the absence of Kurt Warner in the fourth quarter, he came into the game closer to the end of the game. He finished the 31-17 loss 3-of-9 for 66 yards. Manning made his first appearance at Giants Stadium against the Atlanta Falcons on November 21, 2004. Manning threw his first career touchdown on a six-yard pass to Jeremy Shockey in the third quarter of the game. He made the day's fourth appearance against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 12, 2004, but remained the Giants starter through the season. In Week 15, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he produced his first multi-touchdown game with 182 passing yards, two touchdowns, and one intercept in the 33-31 loss in a duel with fellow rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Manning was out for 144 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the 28–24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, his first game as a starter. The Giants had a 6–10 record and were 1–6 in games that Manning began playing. He finished with 1,043 passing yards, six touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
Following 2004, Warner left the Giants, and Manning was named the starter for 2005. Manning led the Giants to a 2–0 record against the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints before heading to the West Coast for a game against the San Diego Chargers. Manning and the Giants made their first trip to San Diego on September 25, 2005, and the audience booed Manning every time he touched the ball. San Diego defeated the Giants 45-23, but Manning put on what may have been his best showing of his young career, going 24-of-41 for 352 yards and two touchdowns.
In a 44-24 victory over the St. Louis Rams, Manning returned home to throw for nearly 300 yards and a career-high four touchdowns against the St. Louis Rams. He led a last-minute rally against the Denver Broncos to win by 24–23. Amani Toomer was a two-yard touchdown with five seconds remaining after the game. Manning overcame a weak first half against the San Francisco 49ers to help his team win their first official road victory of the season, 24–6. Despite a poor show against the Minnesota Vikings at home, throwing four interceptions, he led his team back to tie the game in the final minutes before the Vikings defeated on a late field goal.
Manning finished fifth in both passing yards and touchdown passes, while leading an offense that finished third in the NFL in scoring painfully with 422 points. It was the most points the Giants had scored in a single season since 1963. The Giants won the NFC East with an 11–5 record and advanced to the playoffs as the nation's #4 seed. Manning was 10-of-18 for 113 yards and three interceptions in the 23-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the Wild Card Round.
Manning's second full season was reminiscent of his 2005 debut. He started off playing well and made 67% of his passes in the first four games. However, he struggled in the second half of the season, and his output dropped towards the end of the regular season. Manning and the Giants resurgent from a 24–7 fourth quarter deficit on the first day after losing a close game to his brother Peyton and the Indianapolis Colts on the first day. Manning threw for a career-high 371 yards in the victory, as part of three touchdowns, including a game-winning pass to Plaxico Burress in overtime, earning NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Manning and the Giants responded to a poor showing against the Seattle Seahawks last week by winning five straight games, including victories over the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, and Atlanta Falcons, bringing their overall record to 6–2.
Manning and the Giants were on the decline after a winning streak and a slew of injuries, including one to wide receiver Amani Toomer. Manning got off to a promising start against the Chicago Bears, but the Giants' offensive campaign was derailed by left tackle Luke Petitgout's injury to a broken leg. Manning was limited to only 141 yards passing with two interceptions. Petitgout's loss left a hole in the crucial left tackle position, and Manning was unable to repeat his first-half triumph. Manning struggled against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, and the following week, a costly interceptor could have triggered a massive failure against the Tennessee Titans, with the Giants seeing a 21-point lead simply disappear. Manning improved the following week, throwing for 270 yards and two touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys, but the Giants lost 23-20. Manning threw three touchdowns in a win over the Carolina Panthers on the road, but then he stumbled badly in the last three games. In a game against the New Orleans Saints, he threw two interceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles and only 73 passing yards. Despite the fact that the Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 8-8 on the road the following week, Manning completed only 12 of 26 passes for 101 yards and one touchdown. The Giants qualified as the #6-seed for the postseason and met the Philadelphia Eagles in the Philadelphia area. Despite doing much better in this game than the 2005 playoff game against the Carolina Panthers, completing 16 of 27 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns, the Giants lost in the Wild Card Round on a last-second field goal by the Eagles.
Manning threw for 3,244 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions last year. He completed 57% of his passes, a five-point improvement from 2005, but he didn't do well in the second half of the season. Manning finished the season with a 77.0 (18th in the league) and 6.2 yards per attempt.
Prior to the 2007 regular season, Manning worked in the Meadowlands with offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and new quarterback Chris Palmer. Plaxico Burress and Jeremy Shockey trained in Manning's offseason with Manning to fine their timing and chemistry rather than training alone in Miami as they did in previous years.
Manning started the 2007 season by defeating the Dallas Cowboys in 28 of 41 passing attempts for 312 yards, four touchdowns, and an interceptor, but he was forced to leave early in the second half due to a shoulder injury. Despite playing against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2 while throwing for 211 yards with one touchdown, the Giants' defense still fell behind in Week 2, losing 35–13. Manning won the game 24-17 as the Giants defense improved, pitched a shutout in the second half, and stopped the Washington Redskins in a come-from-behind victory. The Giantsaged down the Philadelphia Eagles with an NFL record-tying 12 sacks, restricting the Eagles' offense to one field goal. The Giants won by a score of 16–3. Manning won 35-24 over their in-city opponents, the New York Jets, in a dismal first half.
Manning and the Giants won their fourth straight victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome on Monday Night Football, after two straight home victories. Manning did well, throwing 27 of 39 passes for 303 yards along with a pair of touchdowns while giving up two interceptions. With a 33–15 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, the Giants advanced to 5–2 on next week, despite a strong defensive effort. Manning was excellent in the game, tossing for two touchdowns. On Sunday, the Giants hosted a road game against the Miami Dolphins in Wembley Stadium in London. Manning only passed for 59 yards in the rain and mud, but the Giants' first touchdown was on a 10-yard run. This was the first time an NFL regular season game was played outside of North America. The Giants defeated the Dolphins 13–10, lifting the Giants' record to a 6–2 record at the mid-way point of the 2007 season. Manning's ability to lead the Giants in 2007 was questioned after losing to their division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, in Week 9, but more importantly, in the f
Manning had a bounce-back victory over their conference Wild Card opponents, the Detroit Lions, after a week of criticism in the New York media and being outplayed by Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Manning threw for 283 yards and one touchdown, but most important, there were no interceptions in a crucial road game.
Manning threw four interceptions and three of them returned for touchdowns the following week, defeating the Minnesota Vikings by 41–17. He continued to fail until the 15-0 New England Patriots' last game of the season. With a playoff spot secured, the Giants may have stalled their starters for the playoffs, but they instead decided to stay in the regulars and try to stymie New England's hopes for an undefeated regular season. The Giants lost 38–35, with Manning throwing 22 of 32 passes for 252 yards on four touchdowns and one interception.
The Giants were voted #5-seed in the playoffs. Manning went 20-of-27 for 185 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 6, 2008. Manning had two touchdown passes as the underdog Giants defeated 24-14.
The Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round Manning on January 13, 2008, the first seed in the NFC. Manning was effective in his third straight game, passing for 163 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. In 1990, the Giants became the first team to defeat an NFC number one seed in the Divisional Round after the team's first season in the 12-team format. On January 20, 2008, this victory gave the Green Bay Packers their NFC Championship debut. The Giants won in overtime in one of NFL's coldest postseason games in history, beating the Packers in overtime. Manning and the Giants were awarded a trip to Super Bowl XLII after the dramatic win. This was the first Super Bowl appearance for the New York Giants since Super Bowl XXXV in 2001.
The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14 in front of a record-breaking American television audience and on the back of a late fourth quarter led by Manning.
Manning led the Giants 83 yards on a game-winning touchdown drive, trailing 14–10 with 2:42 remaining. Manning and David Tyree teamed up on a play in which he avoided many dismissals and Tyree caught the ball off his helmet for a large gain. Plaxico Burress made a 13-yard touchdown pass with just 35 seconds remaining for the winning margin just four plays later. Manning was the only quarterback in NFL history to throw two go-ahead fourth quarter touchdowns in a Super Bowl (Joe Montana was the first in Super Bowl XXIII in 1989). Manning became the first quarterback to throw a last-minute, championship-winning touchdown in a football championship game (including the pre-Super Bowl era), when a field goal would not even tie the game.
Manning was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLII. He and his brother, Peyton, are the only brother pair to play quarterback in the Super Bowl and the only pair of brothers to win Super Bowl MVP in successive years.
Manning chose any 2008 model Cadillac for winning Super Bowl MVP, while Manning chose an Escalade Hybrid. Following the Super Bowl, he appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday.
Manning and the Giants opened the 2008 season by defeating their division rivals, the Washington Redskins, 16–7. Manning had 19 passes for 216 yards, including one rushing touchdown and one interceptor. "It was a fantastic start to the season," the match director said. There was a lot of emotion and a lot of excitement in that scenario. You could imagine it in the crowd." The Giants won again, 41–13, in the Giants' next game against the St. Louis Rams, thanks to a superb Manning effort. Manning completed the game with 20 completions, 260 yards passing, and threw three touchdowns to three different receivers. The win was also the team's fourth straight victory over the Rams. Manning's return to the Giants' 26–23 victory over Cincinnati Bengals brought the Giants more fourth-quarter magic, starting a late deficit to throw the game-ahead touchdown pass to tight end Kevin Boss and then, in overtime, throwing a spectacular 31-yard pass to Amani Toomer. The Giants scored on each of their first six possessions and beat the Seattle Seahawks 46-0 in the fourth week of the season. Manning threw for two touchdowns, finishing 19 of 25 passes for 267 yards, the Giants' most since 2002.
Manning and the Giants rallied against the Cleveland Browns on the road in a 35–14 loss to the Browns, winning 29–17 and a tough 21–14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manning led the Giants to a 6–1 victory after finishing 19 of 32 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown. The Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys at home 35–14 to fall 7-1 at the midway point of the regular season. Manning completed the game with three touchdowns. With a 36–31 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on the road, New York improved to 8-1. Manning scored two touchdowns in the win, but the crucial play occurred in the third quarter. Manning appeared to make an unlawful forward pass to tighten Boss with the Giants trailing by four. The pass was found legal after an investigation. A touchdown was scored by the Giants two plays later. In a match against the visiting Baltimore Ravens, the Giants were pitted against the Vikings in Week nine. The Ravens had come into the game with the league's third-ranked defense on full throttle; nevertheless, Manning led the Giants to a dramatic 30–10 win, which included a 200-yard rushing effort by running backs Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward, and Ahmad Bradshaw. In their second game of the season, the Giants met the Redskins in Washington. Manning lost his first 300-yard game of the season on Sunday, missing an interception and a 40-yard touchdown pass to Toomer. The Giants defeated the Redskins 23-7. Manning was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month in November. cializes in football. Manning threw for 1,036 yards and ten touchdowns in a month and posted a 94.9 passer rating while leading the Giants to a perfect 5–0 record.
Manning was named to his first Pro Bowl on December 16, making him the first Giants quarterback to earn the award since 1993. Manning and the Giants travelled to Texas Stadium, where Tony Romo suffered through a lower back contusion and connected with nine different receivers, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 20-of-31 victory. Manning had a passing day against the Carolina Panthers with NFC homefield advantage on the line. Manning led the Giants back from deficits of 21–10, 28-20, to tie the game with just over three minutes remaining, with a bullet pass to Domenik Hixon for a vital two-point conversion to tie the game at 28. The game was played in freezing weather.
Since being the No. 1 in the world, I've grown to become the No. 1 in the top of the charts. With a 12–4 record in the NFC, the Giants were in the first playoff round bye week and had a definite advantage over the remainder of the playoffs. They met their archrival Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium in the Divisional Round under its original windy weather. Philadelphia won the game 23–11. Manning completed 15 out of a total of 29 passes for 169 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
He agreed to a six-year US$97.5 million contract extension on August 5, 2009.
Manning and the Giants started the 2009 season with a 3–0 record. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 of Week 4. Manning was playing well up until he crashed his heel while going downfield to Steve Smith in the fourth quarter on a play-action fake. He stayed in for the next play after scoring a 54-yard touchdown to Hakeem Nicks. Manning had plantar fasciitis (inflammation of connective tissue within the soles of the feet), and there was doubt he would not play against the Oakland Raiders in Week 5. Manning did well in Week 5 in Week 5, scoring eight of ten passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns with the Giants winning 45-7. Manning had a flawless passer rating for the first time in his career.
The Giants dropped to four games losing streak, losing to the New Orleans Saints, the Arizona Cardinals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Diego Chargers, before winning in overtime on Week 11 after a bye week. Manning passed for a career-high 384 yards against the Falcons, with three touchdowns and one intercept.
The Giants and the Denver Broncos met in Denver on Thanksgiving to face the Denver Broncos, where they lost 26–6. Manning completed 24 of 40 passes for 230 yards, with no touchdowns and an intercept. The Philadelphia Eagles, their divisional rivals, were defeated 45–38, losing 45–38, which was a close match from the start. vești: Manning passed for a career-high 391 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions, but the game was not able to be decided on. The Redskins dominated the Redskins this week, defeating the Redskins 45–12.
Manning and the Giants lost 41–9 against the Carolina Panthers last week in Giants Stadium's last game. In the last regular season game against the Minnesota Vikings, the Giants did not farewell, losing 44-7 and down 38 points in the fourth quarter. Manning apologized to the fans for the team's results after the games. The Giants had an 8-0 record in 2009 and missed the playoffs.
Manning finished the 2009 season with career highs, including 4,021 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, a 62.3 completion percentage, and a passer rating of 93.1.
Manning was struck by Brandon Jacobs, followed by Calvin Pace, which knocked off his helmet, before finally falling face first into Jim Leonhard's face mask on August 16, a preseason game against the New York Jets. As a result, Manning had a large gash that needed 12 stitches and left the game early.
Manning and the Giants began the 2010 season with a 1–2 start and a five-game winning streak. In Week 15, he had 289 passing yards, four touchdowns, and one interception, as the Philadelphia Eagles lost 38–31. Manning converted to Mario Manningham on a then-career-high 85-yard receiving touchdown in a 45-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. Manning scored a 92-yard passing touchdown to Manningham in the 17-14 victory over the Washington Redskins over the weekend, breaking the record. With a 10–6 record, the Giants ended the 2010 NFL season. Manning led the Giants to a 17–14 victory over the Chicago Redskins in their last game of the season, but the Packers did not make the playoffs because of the Packers' 10–3 victory over the Chicago Bears. He finished the season with 4,002 yards, a career-high 31 touchdowns, but also a career-high 25 interceptions, the most by a quarterback in the 2010 season, and a 62.5 percent completion rate.
During a radio interview on The Michael Kay Show in August 2011, Manning caused mild discussion in the sports media. When asked by host Michael Kay if he was a top-ten best 5" quarterback in the same class as Tom Brady, he replied: no.
Manning was chastised for the quote for attempting to inflate his own name and abilities, with critics pointing to his recent erratic data, including his 25 interceptions in the previous season, as evidence contradicting his assertions. However, Manning received criticism for his remarks made by Giants coach Tom scuzin and colleagues, including wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan remarked on the quote later in the season, agreeing with Manning that he was a top quarterback "for sure."
On the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Giants got off to a slow start in 2011, losing 28–14-18 to the Washington Redskins in an emotional game for both fanbases. Manning completed 18 of 32 passes for 268 yards but missed a costly interception in the third quarter, when linebacker Ryan Kerrigan returned it for a touchdown and swung the game's momentum. The Giants recovered and won their next three games, including over the Philadelphia Eagles, where he had 254 passing yards and four touchdowns in the 29–16 victory and NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Manning has improved during his stretch, throwing for 266 yards per game with eight total touchdowns and one interception.
The Giants, who got off to a rocky start with a 6–2 start, as well as a 24-20 last-minute comeback by Manning over the New England Patriots that evoked comparisons to Super Bowl XLII, face the San Francisco 49ers, the New Orleans Saints, and the Green Bay Packers, the respective eventual NFC West, South and North champions. The Giants lost three games as well as losing to the Philadelphia Eagles at home, sending them into a four-game skid and potentially putting their postseason hopes in jeopardy. However, the Giants did well, winning three of their last four games in comparison to the previous three seasons. Manning set a new NFL record by handing a 99-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz, as well as a sweep of their fellow division rival Dallas Cowboys. Manning threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns in the Giants' last regular-season game against the Dallas Cowboys, earning the Giants the win and the NFC East championship trophy, as well as a playoff berth for the first time in three years. For his work in the 2011 season, he was nominated for a Pro Bowl nomination. In three separate games, he threw for at least 400 yards, setting a new franchise record.
The Giants were underdogs entering the 2011 offseason, with the worst record of any NFC playoff team. Manning and his crew will also show their tenacity and tenacity late in the year. In the Wild Card Round, the Giants defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24–2 first, then stunned the defending Super Bowl champions and top-seeded Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round to advance to the NFC Championship Game. Manning won by a 21 out of 33 attempts, throwing three touchdowns and one interception. With a dramatic 20–17 overtime victory in the NFC Championship Game the following week, the Giants venged their regular season loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Despite being banned a franchise-record-tying six times, Manning set franchise playoff records on 52 attempts, good enough for 316 yards and two touchdowns. Manning and the Giants earned their second trip to the Super Bowl in five years, setting up a highly awaited Super Bowl XLII match against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. In addition, the Giants made history by becoming the first Super Bowl team to be outscored in the regular season (394 points scored, 400 points allowed).
Manning led the Giants to victory over the 2+1-point-favored Patriots 21–17, his second Super Bowl victory and fourth overall for the franchise in the most closely watched program in history.
Manning led the Giants 88 yards down the field to a touchdown that many observers characterized as "accidental." With just over a minute remaining in the game, the Giants called a running play and Manning handed over the ball to Ahmad Bradshaw with the intention of stopping short of the goal line and causing the Patriots to play their final time out, allowing the Giants to run out the clock. In the effort to stop, the Patriots did not want to tackle Bradshaw in his offense, and he eventually fell over the goal line. However, Tom Brady of the Patriots was not able to lead a comeback, and the Giants maintained their lead to win. Manning was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLVI once more, becoming the third quarterback in a row to win the award. In addition, the Giants became the first team with fewer than ten victories in a 16-game regular season to win the Super Bowl. Manning was also the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,900+ yards and win a Super Bowl in the same season. The Giants were the first team to win a Super Bowl with a running game ranked last (32nd) and a defense ranked as low as 27th.
Manning and the Giants were awarded a victory parade in Manhattan and Mayor Michael Bloomberg honoured them with symbolic keys to the city. He was ranked 31st by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.
The Giants had a rough season after their Super Bowl appearance in 2011. In a Week 2 41-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Manning led the Giants to a 6–2 record to start their season, with a career-best 510 passing yards to go along with three passing touchdowns and three interceptions. He came in second second only to Phil Simms' game for the franchise's record of 513 passing yards in 1985. However, Manning's averaged an astounding 204 yards per game and 74.3 passer rating from Week 8 to Week 16, his lowest rating in five years (38.9) in a 34-0 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15. In a 42-27 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, he began the 2012 season on a high note by throwing 13 of 21 pass attempts and passing for 208 yards with no interceptions. He had 26 touchdown passes, 15 interceptions, and 3,948 passing yards on the season. Manning was extremely well-protected by his offensive line from 2012-2016; he was suspended just 19 times for a league-lowest 3.4% of passing plays, as was typical for this period of his career (2012–2016). bijoux: Despite the fact that Manning did not qualify for the playoffs as a result of his nine-7 record, he was selected to his third Pro Bowl as a second alternate. He was ranked 43rd by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.
In a 36-31 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Manning started the 2013 season with 450 passing yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. Manning set a new franchise record for most passing yards in a season opener, beating Phil Simms' record of 409 passing yards in 1984's regular season opener. The loss was a sign of things to come as the Giants began the season with a 0–6 record, their lowest regular season start since 1976. In his first five games, he had 12 interceptions. In Week 2's 41–23 loss to the Denver Broncos, Manning fell to 0–3 against his older brother, Peyton. He was 28 of 39 for 362 yards but was intercepted four times. Manning's four interceptions tied his career high, marking the fourth time he had thrown four interceptions in a game. The game between Peyton and Eli was the two brothers' final professional meeting. Manning threw for 156 yards and a career-high five interceptions in Week 15, defeating the Seattle Seahawks by 23–0. Manning had a career-high 27 interceptions, the most in one season by a quarterback since Brett Favre had 29 in 2005. The Giants finished the season 7-9, their first losing record since Manning's rookie year in 2004.
Manning defeated Phil Simms to become the franchise's all-time leader in yards passing. Simms, a 14-year Giants quarterback, earned 33,462 yards in the air during his career.
The Giants won three straight games after getting off to a 0–2 start, but then lost their next seven games, including a 16–10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, where Manning's career high was tied. To end the season with a 6–10 record, the Giants won three of their last four games. In a 34-26 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Manning had 429 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Manning finished the season with 30 touchdown passes, 14 interceptions, and 4,410 passing yards.
Manning also signed a four-year, US$84 million contract with the Giants just a few days before the Giants' regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. In a 30-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, he had a franchise-record 41 completions for 441 passing yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He led the Giants to a 3-3 record and a tie for first place in the NFC East over six games. Manning threw a career-high six touchdowns and 350 yards in Week 8, but the Giants lost to the New Orleans Saints 52-49. He was the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for six touchdowns and no interceptions in a game and lose. Manning passed for 361 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10, one of which was an 87-yard foul to Odell Beckham Jr. in the first quarter. He was 27-of-31 for 337 passing yards and four touchdowns in Week 14, defeating the Miami Dolphins 31-24 for 31–24. The Giants went from 5-5 on the rest of the season to finish 6–10 for the second straight season after starting the season 5–5. Tom Coughlin, Manning's long-serving coach, resigned at the end of the season.
Manning ended the 2015 season with career highs in touchdown passes (387), attempts (618), and passer rating (93.6). His 35 touchdowns fell just one shy of tying Y. A. Tittle was the most successful in a single season and came in second place among quarterbacks this year. Manning also threw 4,432 yards in 2015, his second most in his career. Manning was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl appearance by January 22, 2016, putting him over Ben Roethlisberger. Manning's fourth Pro Bowl selections include Fran Tarkenton, the most Pro Bowl picks by a New York Giants quarterback in franchise history. On the 2016 NFL Top 100 Players list, he came in 47th overall, behind his peers.
In Ben McAdoo, Manning had a new head coach. Manning and the Giants both started the 2016 season with a 2–3 record over the first five games. Manning threw for three touchdowns in the next game, beating the Baltimore Ravens by 27–23, giving him a career high of 302 touchdown passes and beating John Elway for the seventh time.
Manning finished the Ravens and the Los Angeles Rams on a two-game winning streak, defeating the Ravens and the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, bringing a game-winning drive by the Philadelphia Eagles to win 28–23. Manning set a franchise record of 63 pass attempts in a single game against the Eagles on December 22, throwing one touchdown and three interceptions, beating Peyton Manning's record of 21 games with at least three interceptions with 22 interceptions. Despite the loss, the Tampa Bay Buccan reusiteers lost to the New Orleans Saints later this week, giving the Giants their first playoff appearance since the 2011 season, when the team last won the Super Bowl.
Manning and the Redskins defeated the Washington Redskins in the last week of football season, knocking the Redskins out of playoff contention and boosting their season record to 11–5, while Manning finished 23 of 44 of his passes for 299 yards and throwing for a touchdown. Manning was back to his playoff form in the game, but Odell Beckham Jr. and other celebrity playmakers let him down by several drops. The Episcope will see the Packers defeat the Giants 38–13, bringing an end to the Giants' season. Manning finished the season with 4,027 passing, 26 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions, with an 86.0 passer rating.
Manning and Cardinal wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald earned the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award on February 4, 2017, marking the first time since 2006 that two players were co-winners of this award (Drew Brees and LaDainian Tomlinson).
Manning and the Giants' season began with five consecutive losses. With a 23–10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Week 6, the Giants snapped off their losing streak. The Giants' victory was short-lived as they lost by a score of 24-7 in their next game to the Seattle Seahawks, bringing a three-game losing streak to an end. He was the seventh quarterback to reach 50,000 passing yards against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9. Manning would be benched and replaced by Geno Smith against the Oakland Raiders in Week 13, snapping Manning's streak of 210 consecutive regular-season games started on November 28. Behind Brett Favre's 297, the streak was the second all-time for quarterbacks. Manning was tempted to continue the streak, but Manning declined, saying, "My feeling is that if you are going to play the other guys, then play them." To me, beginning just to keep the streak going and knowing that you will not finish the game and have a chance to win it is pointless, and it ties the game." Former Giants players and coaches reacted angrily to the change. Manning was recalled as the starter by interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo on December 5, two days after the Week 13 game, after McAdoo was dismissed as head coach. Manning finished with 434 passing yards, three touchdowns, and an interception during Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants lost 34–29, allowing the Eagles to advance to a first-round bye. Manning defeated John Elway on December 24 against the Arizona Cardinals to take sole possession of sixth position on the NFL's all-time passing yard list. Manning played against the Washington Redskins in their regular-season finale. He had 132 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception as the Giants ended their disappointing season with a 3–13 record.
Following rumors that Manning would be fired, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur denied the rumors by saying, "I think what's important is that we have a guy here who has helped this team win Super Bowls." He's an excellent player and I'm looking forward to working with him.
Manning and the Giants defeated the Houston Texans by 27–22 after losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys to begin the season. Manning was efficient, finishing 25-of-29 for 297 passing yards and two touchdowns. Despite an improved running game from rookie Saquon Barkley, the Giants lost the next five games in a row, with Manning leading the leagues in sacks for the majority of the period. Manning was 399 passing yards against the Atlanta Falcons in their fourth game, but in the following game, he was kicked seven times and threw two interceptions. Manning returned to the field with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the following week's victory over the San Francisco 49ers and a remarkable 17 completions on 18 attempts for two touchdowns in a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the following week. The Giants finished 5–11 and last in the NFC East, going 4–4 in the last eight games of the season. In the 2018 season, Manning completed 4,299 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
Manning's last year on his deal was in 2019. Although the Giants had the option to release Manning in the offseason and save $17 million in both cash and cap space, the team decided to keep him on the roster. However, neither team held any discussions for a contract extension, which caused concern about Manning's future as the Giants' franchise quarterback beyond the forthcoming season. Daniel Jones was chosen in the first round of this year's draft, which many believed would be Manning's replacement while also confirming his own lame duck status in the position. Manning was informed of the Giants' decision during their draft pick process. Given the pick, General Manager Dave Gettleman said, "the intention is for Eli to be our quarterback," while head coach Shurmur told Manning, "it's your job to win games and keep [Jones] off the field."
Manning's 16th season with the Giants would be Manning's 16th season on the team, a franchise record for the longest time for any player in the team's history. Manning started the Giants' season by defeating the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills. Manning will not start the team's Week 3 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, instead opting for Jones. Manning's time as the Giants' starting quarterback was supposed to come to an end.
Manning returned to the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 9 due to an injury suffered by Jones during Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers. Manning threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns to rookie wide receiver Darius Slayton, but the Giants lost by 23-17 overtime. Manning's last primetime appearance came as the game was televised on Monday Night Football. Manning got to 283 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Miami Dolphins' game against the Miami Dolphins at home the following week, leading to the team's 36-20 victory. Manning was kicked off the field and received a standing ovation from fans who believed this was his last home game as the starting quarterback. Jones returned to action in Week 16 and Manning's season was over. Manning ended the year with 1,042 passing yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions in four games, as the Giants finished the season 4–12.
Manning's deal was expected to become a free agent for the first time in his career. Manning said he did not want to be a backup quarterback or pursue coaching positions with the team because he enjoyed both positions throughout the year and did not enjoy either one of them. Regardless, he said he would consider his options for the forthcoming season, adding, "I think I can still play." During a radio interview weeks later, team co-owner John Mara said that the Giants would welcome Manning back as a backup quarterback or in a front-office position, but that newly hired head coach Joe Judge would have to agree to include Manning on the roster.
Manning resigned on January 22, 2020, with a formal press conference scheduled for January 24. Manning will be inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor in 2020, according to John Mara, and Manning's number 10 jersey will be retired.
According to Manning, the Giants returned to the Giants in 2021 in a sales management and fan engagement role. On September 26, 2021, he jersey retirement and induction into the Giants' Ring of Honor took place at halftime of the Giants-Atlanta Falcons game at Metlife Stadium. In 2025, he will be eligible for Hall of Fame induction.
Manning joined ESPN as an NFL analyst for the 2021 season, covering nine games during the season. In addition,, he currently hosts "Eli's Places" for ESPN+, where he "travel[s] to some of the nation's most well-known and historic college football establishments and speak with scholars to learn what makes college football such a national phenomenon. Due to his brother Peyton "The Sheriff" Manning and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, he earned the nickname "Human Carbon Monoxide" or HCM from The Rock.
Manning tried out for quarterback during a walk-on try outs at Penn State in September 2022. Manning completed the 40 yard dash in 5.49 seconds in 5.99 seconds and had a wide jump distance of 7 feet 10 inches. Manning was disqualified for his insatisfaction on-field results and inability to play.