By leading his team to victory in Super Bowl XLVI, Eli Manning established himself as a truly great quarterback and vaulted himself into an elite group of NFL signal callers. This esteemed fraternity has a membership who, by all accounts and purposes, are the greatest winners the NFL has ever known.
They may not have the most regular season wins and you'll only find one of them in the NFL's top 10 for career passing yards. Many of them aren't even in the discussion for greatest quarterback of all time.
These guys are simply winners at the highest level. Everyone knows that is the ultimate goal of every NFL player.
Winning the Super Bowl one time is not an easy task. Many great quarterbacks go their entire career without even sniffing the big game. Winning two is a massive accomplishment, and evidenced by the all-time greats like Dan Marino, Brett Farve, Peyton Manning and Warren Moon who are not on this list.
In 46 years there are only 11 quarterbacks that have won it two or more times. For that reason, one might consider this one of the hardest groups to gain access to.
Winning the ultimate prize is greatly respected and rewarded in the NFL. If a quarterback makes it into this group, their legacy is all but guaranteed. Seven of these quarterbacks are in the Hall of Fame. Of the four not in the Hall, three are still active.
So, you have roughly a 90 percent chance of being inducted.
Those are nice odds.
Back to Manning. He's coming off a his best year as a pro and clearly should be included in any discussion of today's elite quarterbacks. His career is on a trajectory to make the Hall of Fame. But how does he stack up against the greatest winners in NFL history?
In fact, how does this group of quarterbacks compare to each other?
Here are my rankings of the NFL quarterbacks with the most Super Bowl victories.