The end of an era has finally come, as New York Giants‘ veteran quarterback Eli Manning has is preparing to schedule a press conference to officially announce his retirement from the NFL.
With Manning being replaced by Daniel Jones this past season, Manning finished his professional career with a victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Eli Manning will hold a news conference Friday to announce his retirement, sources tell @JordanRaanan and me.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 22, 2020
Manning will be known for not only his impeccable image as a Giant but his two Super Bowl victories over the New England Patriots, one of which was against a team considered to be one of the best in NFL history. Manning’s retirement will come on the back of multiple losing seasons, but his legacy will forever live on, and no thanks to Jerry Reese’s inept drafting skills.
Eli Manning’s career achievements:
- 2x Super Bowl winner
2x Super Bowl MVP
57,023 passing yards (7th all-time)
366 passing TD (7th all-time)
4x Pro Bowler
Walter Payton Man of the Year winner in 2016
Never missed a game due to injury
13x team captain
Thank you Eli, you will always have a place in our hearts.
“For 16 seasons, Eli Manning defined what it is to be a New York Giant both on and off the field,” said John Mara, the Giants’ president and chief executive officer. “Eli is our only two-time Super Bowl MVP and one of the very best players in our franchise’s history. He represented our franchise as a consummate professional with dignity and accountability. It meant something to Eli to be the Giants quarterback, and it meant even more to us. We are beyond grateful for his contributions to our organization and look forward to celebrating his induction into the Giants Ring of Honor in the near future.”
“We are proud to have called Eli Manning our quarterback for so many years,” said Steve Tisch, Giants chairman and executive vice president. “Eli was driven to always do what was best for the team. Eli leaves a timeless legacy with two Super Bowl titles on the field and his philanthropic work off the field, which has inspired and impacted so many people. We are sincerely thankful for everything Eli has given our team and community. He will always be a Giant among Giants.”