Eli Manning led the league in interceptions last year with 25, but what the haters won't tell you is that 10 of those interceptions were well-thrown balls that hit off a receiver's hands and into the hands of a defender.
He only had 10 and 14 interceptions in 2008 and 2009, respectively, so why should we believe he's going to keep leading the NFL in turnovers?
Everyone who knows anything about football noticed that Eli turned a corner as a quarterback during that Super Bowl run. Something in him clicked and it made us fans go "all right, he finally gets it."
So why are we supposed to just abandon all hope because he had a bad season? Drew Brees threw 22 interceptions; do you hear anyone talking about it?
I like how Brett Favre leads the NFL in interceptions in a career, but everyone gives him a pass because he was a "gunslinger," and Eli is a terrible quarterback because he had a bad year.
Nice double standard, haters.
I don't see Eli forcing the issue as much as he did last year. As long as he has a healthy group of wide receivers he can trust, it's going to be the 2009 Eli, not the 2010 version.