Wednesday, February 8, 2012
NFL: Kurt Warner: Eli Manning Not A Hall of Famer Yet — Agree or Disagree?!
Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner made an appearance on Arizona Sports 620 in Phoenix with Burns and Gambo and said that he doesn’t believe Giants quarterback Eli Manning is a Hall of Fame player despite the fact that he just won his second Super Bowl in four years.
Check the full story & take the poll to let us know what you think (As you would prob. guess, I disagree) after the jump…
“I fully disagree with that,”Warner said with regards to Eli being a Hall of Famer. “You know because I know we put a lot of weight on championships, and rightfully so. But championships are won as a team, and I’m fully convinced of that. You never see one guy — a great player, great quarterback — carry a team through the playoffs and into a Super Bowl and win a Super Bowl that way. I’ve never seen it. You know even in that game [Super Bowl XLVI], it’s 21-17. That’s the game. There wasn’t a quarterback just up and down the field carrying the team.
“Yeah, he made the plays down the stretch, no question about it,” added Warner, who spent the 2004 season with Eli in New York. “He’s had two great playoff runs, or his team has had two great playoff runs. But I also look at the rest of his career. I mean, he has an 82 . . . quarterback rating throughout his career. You know, he’s had five of his eight seasons where he has thrown 16 interceptions or more. His completion percentage on his career is 58 percent. To me, those aren’t Hall of Fame numbers and by that I mean every time you step on the field you’re a game changer, you’re a difference maker. And I don’t believe Eli Manning has been that guy until this year. I think this year is the first time in his career when he’s become that guy.”
Warner does believe that Eli would deserve to be in the Hall of Fame if he can continue to play consistently great football for the next five seasons. He believes Eli should be kept out of the hall because he’s been “extremely inconsistent throughout his career.”
I disagree with Warner, Eli carried the Giants this entire season and in 2007 he carried them at times when they needed him to.
With the way Eli has played in both of the Giants Super Bowl runs of late, he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame because of the adversity he’s endured with going on the road and winning tough games as well as playing under the cloud of his brother Peyton in the largest media market in the country.