Eli Manning: Playing in the Shadows of Greatness

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Published: April 1, 2009


... see the older Manning, Peyton, in his latest commercial.

Every Sunday we hear about Peyton Manning, his amazing, MVP-quality play, and how many touch downs he threw to lead the Colts to another victory.

What about the other Manning in the NFL—Eli?

For the first four years of his career, hardly anyone knew who this little, weird-looking kid was; then Eli Manning led the NY Giants to a Super Bowl win and made one of the most amazing plays in Super Bowl history.

Now, this weird-looking kid is in commercials and becoming more of a household name. However, even after his Super Bowl win, the dorky younger Manning is still playing in the shadow of his brother, the MVP Peyton Manning.

Since the day Eli Manning was born, he was destined to be a  NFL quarter back. Raised by Archie Manning, an NFL quarter back with the Saints, Houston Oilers, and the Vikings, he didn't have any other choice.

Fast forward to his college years, where Eli Mann...

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