New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck isn’t happy that his teammate, quarterback Eli Manning ranked 31st on this year’s Top 100 players list.
“That’s a joke,” Tuck said. “No question. He is top five, hands down. Top five.”
“You win the Super Bowl, you have the season he had, you are automatically top 10,” said Tuck while attending teammate Terrell Thomas’ youth football camp on Saturday. “But it’s how he did it, as far as the fourth-quarter comebacks, leading a team that really didn’t have a super, super star wide receiver at the beginning of the year. He made two guys in Hakeem (Nicks) and Victor (Cruz), he made those guys what they are now. I really feel as though he should have been a lot higher than he was.”
Tuck was asked if he thought Eli’s low ranking at to do with his brother Peyton.
“Possibly, it’s just a shame that his brother (Peyton) didn’t even play, and he is only 19 spots behind him,” Tuck said. “I know Eli doesn’t really care about it that much, but as his teammate, you like to see him get a little more respect than that.”
I agree with Tuck, Eli is easily a top ten player. The good thing is that he doesn’t care and will use it to motivate him, if anything.