Philip Rivers or Eli Manning As Your QB? I Would Do It All Over Again and Again

Daniel MalkinContributor INovember 11, 2010

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 07:  Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks downfield against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on November 7, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Giants defeated the Seahawks 41-7. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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This was obviously recorded pre 18-1 because the last time I checked Shawn Merriman isn't good unless playing on steroids, Nate Keading can't hit clutch field goals to save his life and Eli Manning sports a spiffy Super Bowl ring on his finger. Yea, I'd say Ernie Accorsi knew what he was doing.

I'm not knocking Philip Rivers, in fact I have a bromance for the guy. He's statistically better than Eli; he proved he is tough as nails when he played in the 2007 AFC championship game with a torn ACL and personally stuck a dagger straight into my heart last season when he lead the Chargers down the field to beat the Giants in the last minute of the game.

The guy is also a fantasy stud and would be the front runner for the MVP award if his team was sporting a better record. Rivers is a great quarterback and will be for years to come, but if we had to do it all over again. Eli will always be the Giants man.

Eli is this futures quarterback and as we all know success is measured in championships, not in looks like Patriot fans do, or stats like Charger fans are forced to do.

Over the years Eli has developed into a prime time quarterback who delivers when its game time and is a perfect fit for the much louder New York crowd. Who else could go into Dallas and wreck Jerry Jones' dreams, then Favre's the following week in the subzero temperature of Lambeau field, all culminating in the slaying of the undefeated dragon. 

So I salute you Eli. Lead us to the promised land once again and solidify your place in NFL History. I got your back all day