Keep in mind, though, this is the network that had Eli ranked 31st on their Top 100 NFL Players list before the season.
The panel on NFL AM this morning was all over the two-time Super Bowl MVP.
Eric Davis cited Eli for his "confidence, accuracy, calmness and clutch play" when asked if he would rather build a team around Eli or Carolina's Cam Newton.
Charley Casserly on Eli: "I don't know if there's a better passer in the game today. Even last week when he throws the three interceptions...one play, Eric Wright made a phenomenal play to do it....he had interceptions, but every other pass was on the mark and, again, the guy was phenomenal. And that's where he is at this point in his career. To me, there's no better passer in the game and he's done it in the fourth quarter time and time again."
Steve Wyche chose Newton over Eli simply because he is younger and more versatile. Newton is big and fast and still has room to grow.
"He can throw it and he can run it," Wyche said. "Eli would be a short term fix, but Cam will get you the long term results."
Davis and Casserly see what I see. Eli is not perfect, but he makes plays. What would have happened the past two weeks if Nicks wasn't hobbled and Cruz wasn't getting mugged every down? Eli does make mistakes, but when he hits, he hits it big.
I can see Wyche's points, but Eli is only 31. He'll play around seven more years if all goes according to plan. That's not long term? Where will Cam Newton be in seven years?