It's been a busy few days for legendary Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
One day after his alma matter, Ole Miss, announced it would be retiring his No. 10 jersey number at a game later this year, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) selected Manning as the 2020 Good Guy Award winner.
The Good Guy Award is given each year to an NFL player for his "qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs." The PFWA has been presenting this award annually since 2005.
Manning joins Tiki Barber (2006) as the second member of the Giants' franchise to take home the award.
"Eli Manning exemplified professionalism with the media since his rookie season in 2004, and he did so in the league's largest market," said PFWA president and Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber, who covered Manning during his entire 16-year career with the Giants. "Eli often spoke of the example set by his father and being around Archie Manning was certainly a great way to learn about being around the media. Even so, playing in New York has unique pressures that Eli dealt with consistently and fairly. Media sessions at his locker would often start with as many as 50 reporters, photographers and camera operators, but he answered every last question - even when only one reporter was left. A pro's pro."
Other nominees for this year's Good Guy Award were recently retired Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, Patriots cornerback Stephen Gilmore, Colts quarterback Philip Rivers, Broncos safety Justin Simmons and recently retired 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley.
Photos from the career of two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning