Eli Manning is leaning into how uncool he is.
Yes, he moves like he’s front-row at a Steely Dan concert, but check out that big grin. That’s the look of a guy who’s playing up his (well-earned) reputation for being one of the lamest guys in the already super lame cohort of NFL quarterbacks. It’s the look of a guy who, having spent so many years in his brother’s very long shadow, learned to be self-deprecating. He totally gets that he’s a 36-year-old goofball in a room full of suave 23-year-olds, and he wants you to laugh with him.