Brandon Jacobs also believes Eli Manning is a first-ballot Hall of Famer
With Eli Manning’s recent retirement comes the debate of whether or not he’s a Hall of Fame talent. While some are discounting him for his career .500 record and lack of individual accolades, others see the New York Giants great as a lock for the Hall of Fame.
A two-time Super Bowl champion and MVP, Manning finished his career in the top-10 in most NFL career passing categories. Retired running back Brandon Jacobs sees Manning as a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
Jacobs believes that whoever doesn’t vote for Manning for the Hall of Fame shouldn’t be there.
“They should be out of a job,” Jacobs said, via SNY.
The Giants will retire Manning’s No. 10. He will also go to their Ring of Honor. To New York, Manning will be recognized as the franchise’s most prolific quarterback. He set records for games played, started, passing yards, passing touchdowns and, most importantly, found a way to the big game twice.
Retired wide receiver Plaxico Burress has the same train of thought as Jacobs. Manning should easily be in the Hall of Fame.
“Might, my a–,” Burress said, via SNY. “He’s a first ballot Hall of Famer to me. The quarterbacks are in the Hall of Fame with less.”
The Hall of Fame selection process can be tricky for those perceived as fringe-first ballot players. Often, some can be left out due to the limited capacity of the inductees every year. Whether or not Manning goes in immediately, there should be a bust of him in Canton in the future.