Report: Giants coach sets 70 percent completion goal for Eli Manning

Monday July 28th, 2014

New Giants quarterback coach Danny Langsdorf has challenged Eli Manning to reach a completion percentage of 70 in 2014, reports Dan Graziano of ESPN. 

Only four quarterbacks in NFL history have reached a 70 percent completion rate in a single season: Drew Brees (twice), Ken Anderson, Steve Young and Joe Montana. Brees' mark of 71.2 in 2011 is the highest ever.

Manning's career-high completion percentage was 62.9, a mark he set in 2010. The average for his 10-year career is 58.5. 

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Last season, Manning completed 57.5 percent of his passes, struggling all season with accuracy and throwing a career-high 27 interceptions. In January, now-retired offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said that the Giants' depleted offensive line made it "impossible" for Manning to function. 

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