New Giants quarterback coach Danny Langsdorf has challenged Eli Manning to reach a completion percentage of 70 in 2014. Only four quarterbacks in NFL history have reached a 70 percent completion rate in a single season.
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.
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.
Eli Manning would have had to complete 69 more passes than he did last year to get to 70 percent. That's 4.3 per game.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) July 28, 2014
- Molly Geary