Eli Manning named to 2016 Pro Bowl

Posted Jan 22, 2016

Eli Manning had one of his best seasons as a pro in 2015, and has been named to the Pro Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The NFL today announced that Eli Manning will play in the Pro Bowl. He replaces Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger due to injury.

Manning will join teammate Odell Beckham Jr. as the Giants’ representatives in the NFL’s annual all-star game. It is Manning’s fourth Pro Bowl selection, and the third time he will play in the game. He was also chosen in 2008, 2011, and 2012. He did not participate in the 2011 game because the Giants played in Super Bowl XLVI (with Manning winning his second Super Bowl MVP Award).

In 2015, Manning had one of the finest seasons of his 12-year career. He set franchise records with 618 pass attempts and 387 completions. Manning established a career high with 35 touchdown passes, the second-highest total in Giants history and just one less than the franchise record set by Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle in 1963. Manning’s 4,432 passing yards were the second-highest total of his career. He threw just 14 interceptions.

The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played in Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 31, and televised live on ESPN at 7 p.m. eastern time.
For the third consecutive year, the Pro Bowl will be “unconferenced.” 

Players will be assigned to teams during the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft on ESPN2 on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Hall of Fame receivers Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will lead the two teams.

Earlier today, the NFL announced that Beckham will be one of four captains at the Pro Bowl.

Beckham and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald will captain one team, while Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins will be the captains for the opposition.