Does anybody understand this move by the Giants?
Let's compare some facts using just the three QB's drafted in 2004:
Manning: Average QB rating 76.1 with a season high of 86.4 and a season low of 55.4 Roethlisberger: Average QB rating 89.4 with a season high of 104.1 and a season low of 75.4 Rivers: Average QB rating 92.9 with a season high of 110.9 and a season low of 50.4
Manning: 74 Interceptions (4.3%) Roethlisberger: 69 Interceptions (3.6%) Rivers: 36 Interceptions (2.5%)
Manning: 55.9% completion Roethlisberger: 62.4% completion Rivers: 62.3% completion
Manning: 42-29-0 59% Roethlisberger: 51-20-0 72% Rivers: 33-15-0 69%
I don't think the Super Bowl wins is a fair comparison because Rivers hasn't been on an elite team yet but, I must say, both Manning and Roethlisberger have taken advantage of the opportunities they had.
Can anyone shed any light on this mystery?