Eli Manning may have finally put the ‘elite’ debate to rest.
Back in August, back before the season began, Eli Manning was asked whether he considered himself an “elite” quarterback a la Tom Brady.
Manning replied simply that he belonged “in that class.” He was questioned and criticized for that, and — shocking, right? — it all became quite a big deal in New York.
Hard to imagine anyone arguing about his status now.
Perfect at the beginning, cool and calm on a closing drive to the go-ahead touchdown, Manning won his second NFL championship in a four-year span — and second Super Bowl MVP award, too — for steering the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night.