From the esteemed Philadelphia journalist John Smallwood, one of the few, true pros left in the business....
TO BE HONEST, this isn't a debate I contemplated having.
On one hand, I've always believed that the accomplishments of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning have been shortchanged because they have been judged in comparison to those of his older brother, Peyton, of the Indianapolis Colts.
I never agreed with those Eagles fans who had so much contempt for the Giants that they refused to ever give Eli his full due, even on those occasions when he clearly outplayed whoever was quarterbacking the Eagles.
Sure he has had some clunkers, but for most of the past 5 years, Eli Manning has been a top-tier quarterback.