New York Giants Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. Crack the NFL Top 100 List's Top 50

Two New York Giants offensive standouts, Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr., made the NFL Top 100 Players list for 2016, both cracking the top 50 of the bunch.

Veteran quarterback Eli Manning made the list at No. 47 while his counterpart wide-out Odell Beckham Jr. cracked the top ten at No. 10.

Manning, the 35 year old out of Ole Miss, has spent the last 12 seasons with the Giants after being traded by the San Diego Chargers upon being drafted. Manning took over the starting role in the middle of the 2004 season after Kurt Warner, and he hasn’t missed a start since. Throughout his career Manning has thrown for 44,187 yards, 294 touchdowns and 199 picks, averaging a completion rate of 59.3%. Last season Manning threw for 4,432 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions on 387-618. Manning broke several franchise records last season, including most pass attempts in a season, most completions in a season, most career yards, and most career touchdown passes. With two Super Bowl rings and two Super Bowl MVP awards, Manning has certainly earned a spot on the list. Though the Giants haven’t made the playoffs in four years, Manning thinks the Giants will see the post season this winter.

“Yeah, definitely,” Manning told the NY Post when asked if the Giants will be a playoff team. “We added some great players in the offseason. We were aggressive in free agency, but still have a lot of our core guys, especially on offense, back, and I think we made some good moves on defense. We're getting some guys back healthy. It's just a matter of, hey, the talent is there, can we put it together, can we find a way to win the games and play our best football when we need to?"

Beckham Jr. has been a standout since his first day in the league. The LSU product was selected in the first round by the Giants in 2014. While Beckham Jr. was injured for the first four games of his rookie season, he made an impact right away scoring a touchdown against the Falcons during his first game in league. Just two months later, Beckham Jr. made the unforgettable one-handed grab against Dallas on Sunday Night Football. He had 91 receptions from 132 targets for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in his rookie season, again, missing the first four games of the season. Avoiding a sophomore slump, Beckham Jr. registered 96 receptions from 159 targets, picking up 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. Beckham Jr. picked up a number of franchise records for a rookie, including most receiving yards in a season and most receptions in a season. The young star also has a list of NFL records, including most receptions in a player's first two seasons (176), and fastest to reach 150 career receptions (21 games). Only two wide receivers ranked higher than Beckham Jr. on the Top 100 list: Julio Jones at No. 8 and Antonio Brown at No. 4.

Manning, Beckham Jr., and the passing offense should be one to watch this season with veteran Victor Cruz healthy, Dwayne Harris returning and newcomer Sterling Shepard in his first season.


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