Fan Vote: Eli Manning's best WR trio?

Posted Jun 17, 2013

We ask you the fans to decide which trio of WRs was the best Eli Manning has had to throw too


Today on Big Blue Kickoff Live, host John Schmeelk debated whether the current wide receivers on the Giants roster make up the best corps Eli Manning has ever had in the NFL. The discussion boiled down to the current trio of Hakeem Nicks/ Victor Cruz/Rueben Randle against 2008’s Plaxico Burress/Amani Toomer/Steve Smith and 2009-10’s Smith/Nicks/Mario Manningham combo.

Personally, I don’t think the 2011 unit of Nicks, Cruz, and Manningham can be overlooked, especially with what they did in big games during the run to the Super Bowl. That year saw Nicks and Cruz both eclipse 1,000 yards and provided Manning with his best season in terms of yards, completions, and yards per attempt by a healthy margin.

Now wants you to weigh in. To aid your decision, here is a look at the top groupings since Manning joined the league in 2004:

Current (2012 Numbers)

Victor Cruz: 86 REC, 1092 YDS, 10 TD
Hakeem Nicks: 53 REC, 692 YDS, 3 TD     
Rueben Randle: 19 REC, 298 YDS, 3 TD

Victor Cruz: 82 REC, 1536 YDS, 9 TD
Hakeem Nicks: 76 REC, 1192 YDS, 7 TD
Mario Manningham: 39 REC, 523 YDS, 4 TD

Hakeem Nicks: 79 REC, 1052 YDS, 11 TD
Mario Manningham: 60 REC, 944 YDS, 9 TD
Steve Smith: 48 REC, 529 YDS, 3 TD

Plaxico Burress: 35 REC, 454 YDS, 4 TD (Played in 10 games)
Amani Toomer: 48 REC, 580 YDS, 4 TD
Steve Smith: 57 REC, 574 YDS, 1 TD

Plaxico Burress: 76 REC, 1214 YDS, 7 TD
Amani Toomer: 60 REC, 684 YDS, 7 TD
Tim Carter: 10 REC, 186 YDS, 0 TD