Last year it was the Mathews family. During the regular season it was the Gronkowski family. These “first families” of football have nothing on the Manning family, however. That’s where the dialogue rests right now.
Woody Paige has covered football on all levels for many, many years. Tuesday he put out a great piece on the Manning’s.
"A few months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, Archie Manning returned to the family’s stately Greek revival home in the city’s Garden District.“Water got up beyond knee level, but the house isn’t damaged that bad — except it was broken into by looters,” Archie told me then. “I had two big stacks of signed Peyton and Eli jerseys I would donate to charities. All the Peyton jerseys were stolen. I haven’t told this to Eli, but all his jerseys are still on the table.”Eli Manning was the other brother. – Woody Paige (Denver Post)"
You can read the rest of the article here.
Is Eli Manning an elite quarterback? Is he better than his brother, Peyton. Is he better than Tom Brady? Who would you rather have on your team? These are just a few of the questions that have come up after the New York Giants Super Bowl win.
The truth is Eli isn’t successful without a well-rounded team. That’s precisely why Brady isn’t on a flight to Disney World this week.
Out of these three quarterbacks, who would you rather have lead your team?