Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner, hasn't slowed down in retirement. The former New York Giants quarterback says he's busier than ever teaching his children's sports teams, working on his portfolio, and performing television work with ESPN. He also says he plans to continue playing football in the future.
Manning announced his retirement on January 12, 2015. At the time of his retirement, he was the all-time leader in wins (243) and touchdown passes (292). His retirement made him only the second player in NFL history to start 200 games during their career (Phil Simms is the other one). After retiring, Manning became the third-most successful quarterback of all time behind Joe Montana and Roger Staubach.
He currently lives in East Rutherford, New Jersey with his wife Candice and their four children: Ava, 13; Emma, 11; Tucker, 9; and Henry, 7. He has another child with his first wife, Donna: Danielle.
Eli Manning was drafted by the Giants in 2004. In five seasons with the team, he led them to the playoffs each year and won a Super Bowl title in 2010. In 2014, he threw for over 4,000 yards for the first time in his career.
Eli Manning, the recently retired New York Giants quarterback, said Thursday during a USO video conference call with duty troops and their families that he intends to take this year off before returning to football in some way. His next position might be teaching and coaching young football. "I want to play," he said. "But I don't know if that's going to happen." He added that he has no plans to work for another team as an assistant coach or manager.
Manning was released by the Giants on March 12 after 17 seasons in New York. He finished his career with 5,100 yards passing and 51 touchdowns against only 28 interceptions. He also ran for 1,000 yards and 13 more scores.
He announced his retirement on January 11 after one season with the Denver Broncos. At the time, he said he was done because of neck problems that prevented him from throwing with consistency during camp practices and games.
Manning was drafted second overall by the Giants in 2004. In 2010, he became just the third quarterback in NFL history to reach 200 victories when his team beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-17. The following year, he led them to the Super Bowl where they lost to Baltimore Ravens' Peyton Manning. After that game, Eli signed a five-year contract extension worth up to $60 million.
Last month, Eli Manning stopped by the Giants' practice facility to say hello to some old acquaintances. He was scheduled to retire in January 2019 the last time he was there. This time, though, the exact reverse occurred. On April 22, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Manning would be returning for one more season.
The 38-year-old quarterback has been a disappointment since being traded to New York in 2004. In 72 games over six seasons with the Giants, he has a record of 35-37. He has only made the playoffs once during that period.
In February 2018, Manning announced his retirement after the season. At the time, he said he was finished because he didn't want to let his family down. But now it appears he has changed his mind. One reason could be that he wants to prove himself after several injuries slowed him down this past year. He also might want to win another Super Bowl like his father Phil Manning who won two rings with the Giants.
Manning is expected to be the starting quarterback again this season. He will turn 39 in July.
But now it seems like he may not be retiring after all.
Manning is having another season saved up for him thanks to the new collective bargaining agreement. His salary has been reduced from $23 million to $19 million this year. If he finishes the season healthy, he'll get that $19 million no matter what.
But if he gets hurt again, the Giants have the right to cut him without any penalty other than losing the money they'd have paid him this season. It's also possible that they could trade him if another team is willing to pay him more than the $19 million cap hit.
In short, nothing has changed. The Giants are still committed to Manning as their starting quarterback going into 2019. They just want to make sure they don't lose him for nothing next year.
This season, ten jerseys were retired. Since announcing his retirement from sports in January 2020, former Giants quarterback Eli Manning has discussed the possibilities of a future career with his one and only NFL organization. Manning has officially returned to the team, with the 2021 season just around the corner. He will be 40 years old at the time of the season opener and is expected to be a part of New York's coaching staff as a senior advisor/quality control coach.
In October 2019, Manning told ESPN that he was "retired mentally" but was still playing football on some levels. He added that he was not yet ready to declare retirement for good. In November, Manning said he would consider coming out of retirement if the New York Giants called him because they need him for leadership reasons.
On February 10, 2020, it was reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter that Manning had indeed ended his retirement and was once again playing football. His return came two days after the death of New York Giants owner John Mara. The two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback is expected to be a key component in the team's coaching staff as it tries to help the franchise get back into the playoffs for the first time since 2017.
Manning announced his retirement on January 12, 2020. He finished his 20-year career with more than 60,000 yards passing and 48 touchdowns against only 16 interceptions. He also has 9,244 yards and 62 touchdowns rushing.
Eli Manning, the club's newest member, has demonstrated that his talents in playoff play make him an extremely valuable addition to the New York Giants team. Manning has led the Giants to two Super Bowl appearances, both of which he was named Super Bowl MVP. He has also been chosen for two Pro Bowls. The last time a quarterback was selected for multiple Pro Bowls while with one team was Terry Bradshaw with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before joining the Giants, Manning played 10 seasons for the New England Patriots. During that time, he made three more Super Bowl appearances, winning one.
As a rookie in 2004, Manning helped lead the Giants to a 14-2 record and their first NFL championship victory over the Tom Brady-led Patriots. He finished the season with 4,166 passing yards and 28 touchdowns against only nine interceptions. In 2005, Manning continued to show growth as a player and leader as the Giants returned to the Super Bowl after the 2004 season. This time they faced off against the Chicago Bears in what would become known as the "Tuck Rule Game". The game was tied at 17-17 late in regulation when Adam Vinatieri kicked a 43-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining to give the Giants a 20-17 win and their second Super Bowl title.
In 2006, the Patriots again stood in the way of Manning and the Giants returning to the Super Bowl.