Eli Manning "Elite" Interview Revisited Through the Gift of Hindsight

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Eli Manning was the focus of the preseason when he claimed he was elite.

In August, Michael Kay conducted an interview with Eli Manning on ESPN New York 1050.

Kay asked Manning the now-famous question, "Is Eli Manning an elite quarterback, are you a top five, top ten quarterback?" And without hesitation Manning responded, "Yeah, I think I am..."

Six months later, Manning and the New York Giants are Super Bowl Champions. 

Manning received tremendous criticism for this comment but six months later he is the one who walks away with a Lombardi Trophy and a Super Bowl MVP.

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