Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning spoke to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano on Friday after watching his son Eli Manning officially retire from the NFL.
Manning played his entire 16-year career with the Giants, and his father explained why it important for him to retire with the team.
"Well I was proud of Eli, I'm proud of his decision, we think he made the right decision, and I think most people do," Archie Manning said. "I think it's very evident today to see how Eli sincerely means what he says, that it was important to him to retire a New York Giant. So I thought his comments were appropriate and good, and as always, we're very proud of Eli."
Archie Manning was also proud of his son for handling the New York media throughout his career.
"No way I could know, or anyone can, what it's like to play in this market, you just got to experience it," Archie Manning said. "As Eli said, he always kind of did it his way, and I think he got through it. It's been a wonderful journey, it's been a great ride. And as I said, we're very proud of him."