While Philip Rivers and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will forever be linked from what happened in the 2004 NFL Draft, Manning gets the edge over Rivers based off his playoff impact.
Oh, and those two Super Bowl rings help too.
Manning’s efforts in 2016 weren’t horrible, but they weren’t exactly eye-popping either. It’s not all on him, though. New York’s offensive line was problematic, and all the talk of locker room dysfunction — yes, we’re looking at you, Odell Beckham — could have had some cause.
Regardless, the Giants offense should be even more potent this offseason with the addition of veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
He and Beckham give Manning a vicious one-two punch. And it’s going to be fun watching how Manning works in the rookie, tight end Evan Engram too.