Eli Manning and the Giants suffered yet another loss on Sunday against the Bills, moving their season quickly to 0-2.
But the loss also moved Manning's career record to a number he probably doesn't want to see.
Manning is now 116-116, a .500 career record. That means next week against the Bucs on the road, Manning could dip under that mark and own a losing record for his career.
Why does this matter? The Hall of Fame question surrounding Manning's career has come up from time to time with him entering his final days in the league. And though he has continued to keep starting under center for the Giants, this season could actually be his last with rookie QB Daniel Jones waiting in the wings for his opportunity to take over the offense.
If Manning were to finish this season with a losing record, his Hall of Fame resume could be in jeopardy. There are only two quarterbacks in the Hall right now that own losing records for their career: Joe Namath and Sonny Jurgensen.
Namath famously won Super Bowl III in what many consider the biggest upset in NFL history with the Jets beating the Colts, but had a career 62-63-4 record. Jurgenson split his career with the Eagles and Redskins, owning a 69-71-7 record while winning the 1960 Super Bowl with Philadelphia.
Though losing, it was by a small margin for both quarterbacks. But the way the Giants are playing, that might not be the case for Manning who could have the lowest win percentage of any quarterback in the Hall if he were elected. That's what he could be facing with this team at the moment.
Manning does have credentials that do -- and should -- outweigh his record, though. First is his two Super Bowl MVP award from 2007 and 2011. He also currently ranks seventh in passing yards all-time with 56,537 in his 16 years in the league thus far. And he holds the Giants' franchise records for most passing yards, touchdowns and completed passes, to name a few.
Will that be enough for Manning to one day join his brother Peyton Manning (a lock for the 2021 class)? The voters will determine that when the time comes, but for now, Manning's record is at stake to stay below .500 if the Giants continue losing and he's under center.