Less than a year ago, Giants quarterback Eli Manning caused a stir over his self-perceived "elite" status. Coming off a season where the eight-year pro tossed 25 interceptions, many football fans weren't buying into Manning's top-tier tag.
Now, as the 2012 season rears its head, the MVP of Super Bowl XLVI is a veritable star under center. Last year, Manning posted 29 passing touchdowns, a 92.9 quarterback rating and propelled New York to an improbable fourth ring in franchise history.
What makes him so great? And where does he still fall short? Explore the greatest gridiron strengths and weaknesses of the Giants' Eli Manning.