Phil Simms may believe that Eli Manning is a future Hall of Famer, but he doesn’t believe the current Giants quarterback is “elite.”
The Giants legend reopened that debate on Monday night when he questioned Manning’s elite status during an appearance on CBS Sports Network’s “NFL Monday QB” show. And he didn’t just blame Manning’s current slump or his poor performance in the Giants’ 31-13 loss in Cincinnati on Sunday either.
“No, he is not one of the elites,” Simms said. “Because when I hear the word elite, I’m thinking about guys that can make unbelievable plays on the field by themselves. There are very few quarterbacks in that category.
“So yes, Eli has been a tremendous team player. He has been MVP of the Super Bowl twice. I know that. But the way I look at it, the answer is no.”