Eli Manning took an awful lot of undeserved criticism during his 16 years with the New York Giants.
The quarterback went 2-0 against Tom Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl, and he had seven seasons in which he threw for at least 4,000 yards.
So it’s no surprise that the Giants are stepping up and placing Manning in the team’s Ring of Honor. They will have a special jersey retirement for Manning at one of the team’s home affairs.
That’s not all. The team is also bringing him back to work in a business operations and fan engagement role.
“For 16 seasons, Eli represented and defined what it meant to be a Giant and we are excited for him to join the business side of our front office,” said John Mara, the Giants’ president and chief executive officer.
“Eli is one of the most beloved players in Giants history. We had a mutual interest in him returning to the organization and we’re thrilled to welcome him back.”
Manning will join a group working on original team content development and fan engagement, including a new lifestyle series premiering this fall.