New York Giants: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIFebruary 14, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07:  Quarterback Eli Manning #10 (L) of the New York Giants and Super Bowl XLVI MVP holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Justin Tuck #91 (R) of the New York Giants looks on during the Giants' Victory Parade on February 7, 2012 in New York City. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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There's nothing left to discuss here, folks. Eli Manning is an elite quarterback. 

There's no denying it, and there's nothing anyone can say to slight his recent Super Bowl win.

The New York Giants were once 80-1 odds to win this year's Super Bowl. I guess miracles do happen.

Let's break this down, though:

Eli Manning now has more Super Bowl rings than Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Archie Manning.

There was even some talk of Cam Newton already being better than Eli Manning.


Tom Brady is a sure-fire Hall of Famer, right?

How many quarterbacks can say they beat Brady the last three times they played—two of those times in Super Bowls?

Manning not only has two Super Bowls now, he was also the MVP in both of them. 

The best part is that he's 31 years old with a dominant defensive line and, at the very worst, two stud wide receivers going into next year. 

Eli Manning has nothing left to prove on the elite front, but a couple more good seasons out of him wouldn't hurt his case for Canton.