Thursday February 25th, 2016

Back in 1981, Sports Illustrated visited Archie Manning as he prepared for his 11th season with the Saints, with Paul Zimmerman profiling the former Ole Miss great.

While the story is excellent, what caught our eye were the photos taken by SI’s Lane Stewart, showing the 32-year-old Manning staying in shape, spending time with his family and working one of his five off-season jobs as he tried to ready himself for what he hoped would be his first winning season in the NFL. 


Archie Hits The Gym

Lane Stewart for Sports Illustrated
Lane Stewart for Sports Illustrated
Lane Stewart for Sports Illustrated

Manning Relaxes on the Links

Lane Stewart for Sports Illustrated

Check out Lil’ Eli

Lane Stewart for Sports Illustrated

Throwing Touchdowns and Selling Oldsmobiles

Lane Stewart for Sports Illustrated


BONUS: Rare Photos of the Manning Family

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