After an 8-year career, which includes a Super Bowl ring and a Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning still has trouble convincing people of his elite status. This season however Eli is in the top 10 in every passing category except in interceptions.


5th in passing yards 1778

9th in completion percentage 63.8

2nd in yards per attempt 9.1 yards

6th in TD’s with 11

3rd in QB rating 101.1

1st in plays over 40 yards

3rd in plays over 20 yards


In addition to these impressive stats Eli now has the longest active starting streak of any NFL QB, which until week one this year was a record that belonged to his brother. This is also the first season in which Eli hasn’t had to compete with his brother’s stat line due to Peytons neck injury.  So for the first time in his career Eli doesn’t have to deal with the medias constant comparisons of he and his brother’s stat lines. Now he may never be Tom Brady or his brother Peyton but Eli is in the Elite category. Not only are his numbers in the top 10 in every category and in most cases in the top five, but his commanded of reading the defense and audibling to the right play run or pass is second to none. All Eli has done this season is overcome what people said he couldn’t, he loses Kevin Boss and Steve Smith; he loses two pro bowl caliber offensive linemen, and after losing these players all he has done is have the best statistical season of his career.