He said as much in a USA TODAY article, where Simms, the franchise leader in passing yards and touchdowns, reiterated how far Manning has come from the days people questioned him and his coach.
“Here we were five years ago, before the Giants won their first Super Bowl, and all the talk that year was maybe the Giants need to bring another quarterback in and Tom Coughlin’s in trouble,” Simms told USA TODAY Sports.”Now they both absolutely one day will go in the Hall of Fame.
“Eli has been a real clutch quarterback. When you talk about why, never underestimate who he plays for and how he’s been groomed.”
Over the offseason following Super Bowl XLVI, Manning said his arrow is still pointing up and there’s no slowing down anytime soon.
“There’s no doubt his best football is still ahead,” Simms says. “With two Super Bowl MVPs, two game-winning drives in the Super Bowl, his confidence deep inside is as good as anybody’s.
“Now, from proving it so many times on the field, the true Eli is coming out.
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