Is it probably against the rules? Yes. Was it the highlight of ESPN executives' days? Probably not.
Was it hilarious, genuine, and a prime example of why the Manningcast is a refreshing sports media product? Absolutely.
"NFL Royalty", that's how New York Post sportswriter Paul Schwartz described retired New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on The Drive with Charlie & Dan today. Manning will have his iconic #10 retired and his name will be the 43 Giants player placed in the legendary franchise's "Ring of Honor" this Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. #10 led his teams to two Super Bowl victories, including his 2011 team that will be celebrated later in the season.
The New York Giants are currently in first place in the NFC East but reports are they're about to lose starting quarterback Daniel Jones for "some time" for what our friend Jordan Ranaan hears is a "Pretty bad" hamstring injury. How confident are you in the Giants offense's ability to move the ball with Colt McCoy under center? They don't even have a third-string QB listed on their depth chart. Should Big Blue pick up the phone and call Eli Manning to see if he'd be interested in returning?
John Schmeelk has covered the New York Giants as long as Eli Manning has been with the franchise. So he has a pretty in depth knowledge of not only the Giants but Eli Manning himself. Joh was nice enough to join Levack and Goz to give insight into what could be Eli's final game, Daniel Jones' injury and a side of Knicks news.
Willie McGinest was one of the key pieces of the New England Patriots dynasty, winning three Super Bowls for the Pats. McGinest is now on the NFL Network and shares his insight on not only his former team but all the major stories in the NFL. MiGinest joined Levack and Goz to share his thoughts on the New York Giants benching Eli Manning For rookie QB Daniel Jones.
As NFL and College Football training camps are all underway we can now truly gauge all the Quarterback battles. The New York Giants have a 2 time Super Bowl MVP in Eli Manning and spent the 6th overall pick of this year's draft on Daniel Jones. Even though the Giants have had terrible luck at Wide Receiver and many have lost confidence in Manning, he is still a heavy favorite to retain his starting job this year. Here are the odds on all the major QB Battles in both the NFL and College Football.
The New York Giants have taken a lot of heat over drafting Duke QB Daniel Jones with the 6th overall pick in the NFL Draft but maybe we're all starting to see why they took the risk. Jones has been pretty impressive so far for the Giants. It's still super early and my money is on Eli Manning starting at Quarterback for the Giants this season but this video shows Jones' athletic ability and some really nice passes as well.