All-Time New York Giants: No. 10, Captain Manning


Published: April 18, 2009

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... you can clearly see, my ideas don't stay bottled up for very long. Kicking things off at number ten is current Giants quarterback Eli Manning.



Eli Manning was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the first overall pick in the 2004 Draft, but was soon involved in one of the most influential draft-day trades in Giants history.

After he spoke with Chargers head honchos, it was clear that Manning didn't want to play for San Diego, and the Giants dealt away Philip Rivers and two picks that would later become Shawne Merriman and Nate Kaeding to acquire the former Ole Miss Rebel.

Many people asked if this was a good move or one that would cost the organization down the road. Five years later, it is clear that it was a bold, risky, yet wise move by the Giants organization.

Rivers, Merriman, and Kaeding have a combined four Pro Bowls, but Rivers has none to Manning's one. Let's be honest, though: Do P...

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