September 12, 2016

Eli Manning already has won two Super Bowls over the Patriots and established himself among the greatest quarterbacks in Giants history, if not league history. He’s got financial security, after signing a four-year, $84 million contract extension. So what’s next? How Eli plays this year, at 35 years old, may reveal what truly drives him. A late-career Super Bowl run—reminiscent of his brother—could further cement Eli’s legacy. He’s had another year in Ben McAdoo’s system. He has Odell Beckham Jr. back, maybe Victor Cruz, too, and a seemingly improved defense. We’ll see.

— Tim Rohan

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