Chuck Pagano: Eli Manning an 'elite quarterback' and Hall of Famer

Wednesday October 29th, 2014

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano praised Eli Manning, calling him an “elite quarterback” and a future Hall of Famer.

Pagano made the comments to reporters Wednesday ahead of Monday's game against the New York Giants. He said he has no doubts the quarterback will end up in the Hall of Fame with brother Peyton Manning

Pagano also said that Manning could "rip you to shreds" with the way he’s playing in Ben McAdoo’s offense.

This season, Manning has 1,573 yards for 14 touchdowns and five interceptions and a passer rating of 96.8. In last week’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Manning had 21 completions for 248 yards and three scores.

Manning is in his 11th NFL season, all of which have been with the Giants. Manning has thrown for 36,918 yards, 243 touchdowns, and 176 interceptions in his NFL career. He has also won two Super Bowls, and two Super Bowl MVP awards.

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The Colts (5-3) play the Giants (3-4) at MetLife Stadium on Monday Night Football.

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