. The Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been ranked No. 47 by his peers in the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2016. This news was announced on Wednesday night from the NFL Network when it unveiled players ranked between 50-41 on the list.
Big Blue's quarterback made his third year appearance on the NFL Network and since he’s No. 47 on the list, he’s one spot behind San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers – the quarterback who was traded for Manning on draft day in 2004. Manning was previously ranked No. 31 on the 2012 list when he was coming off a Super Bowl championship season and later ranked 43rd one year later in 2013.
"Eli Manning, he's an assassin to me," Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams said to NY Daily News. "He can make throws from the left hash, right hash, down the field. [He's] a championship-poised quarterback that has been through it all. I just think he has the right package to be in the top 100."
Of course the quarterback is coming off one of his finest statistical seasons as he had a career-best passer rating of 93.6 and fell just one touchdown short of the single-season franchise record for touchdown passes when he threw a career-high 35.
He was named for a Pro Bowl alternate and when he was replaced from the injured Ben Roethlisberger, he played in the game for the third time in his career. Manning threw for 4,432 yards – the second-best total in his career – and completed 62.6% of his passes.
"He does a good job of getting the ball out of his hand quickly," Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said about Manning. "All their routes are based on timing; he knows where Beckham, where [former Giants wide receiver Rueben] Randle, where all those guys are going to be. So against a guy like him, you've got to disrupt his rhythm, but it's a hard thing to do. He's always been a tough matchup for us."
Big Blue is likely to see Odell Beckham Jr. listed as a Top 100 in the days to come, but having Manning finish behind Rivers on the list won't sit well with Giants fans. .