Before last season, Eli famously proclaimed that he was an elite quarterback on a local radio station in New York. Claiming he was on the same level as Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees, everyone other than those in the Manning family scoffed at the bold statement made by the Giants quarterback.
A year and a second Super Bowl ring later, those doubters are now convinced Eli is the real deal. His brilliant postseason helped back up his talk and helped him gain respect from NFL fans and players.
The ratings for quarterbacks in this year’s Madden 13 are out and EA Sports has taken notice of Manning’s terrific 2011-12 championship season. Ranked the 4th best QB in the game, Eli is rated 97 overall and is better than his older brother Peyton.
The only QBs rated better than Eli are Drew Brees (OVR 98), Tom Brady (OVR 98), and Aaron Rodgers (OVR 99).