The Manning family is one of the most well-regarded and famous families in all of football, providing the NFL with some of the greatest quarterbacks to ever have played the game. According to new reports, it looks like that lineage is set to continue with some of the younger Mannings.
Arch Manning, the grandson of Archie Manning and son of Cooper Manning, is still only in eighth grade, but according to reports (via Pro Football Talk), the nephew of Peyton and Eli is looking very much like a future great. Not only does he reportedly have great accuracy, but his mobility and apparent ability to command an offense is also well documented.
Speaking to WVUE earlier this year, Newman varsity football coach Nelson Stewart said that Arch is already beginning to draw national interest for his skills.
“Nowadays with social media, and what’s out there, obviously the interest has started,” he said. “As we say, he’s still an eighth-grader. Obviously we’re excited to have him. I think as hard as he’s working, and the the things I’ve seen, he’ll be here in a hurry. . . . He’s got a high football IQ.”
According to Stewart, growing up around so many football greats must have done wonders for the young Manning.
“I think one of the things about Cooper, he grew up around it. Watching Cooper through the years, he’s a guy who understands the game. And he’s got two good uncles that have worked on some footwork, and throwing with him a little bit. He does look sound. If you look at his mechanics and his release, he’s further ahead than most we’ve had. I think he looks the part right now.”
Of course, it’s a bit too early to find out if Arch will actually be able to make it into the NFL, but with some help from his family in the genes department, and with a whole generation of Hall of Fame quarterbacks guiding him, it wouldn’t be surprising if we see another Manning make his mark on the league in the future.