Eli Manning has had a big year. The legendary Giants quarterback retired from the NFL back in January. Immediately following the retirement announcement, Giants President and CEO John Mara announced that Manning would be inducted into the franchise's Ring of Honor and his No. 10 jersey would be retired. Soon after, over the weekend of Super Bowl LIV, Manning received the 2020 Bart Starr Award for character and leadership.
You can now add a Hall of Fame induction to that list.
Manning is set to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame this Sunday, as the two-time Super Bowl MVP is one of 29 members of the Class of 2019-20. Joining Manning in this year's class are Grammy-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston, actors John Amos and Ed Harris, and many other notable New Jersey citizens. This year's ceremony will be hosted by actor Jason Alexander.
This year's induction celebration will be held virtually on Sunday, October 18 at 7:00 pm. The ceremony can be watched on NJTV, WWOR/MY9, facebook.com/NewJerseyHallOfFame or youtube.com/c/NewJerseyHallOfFame.
Manning led the Giants to two Super Bowl championships and took home MVP honors in both games. He finished his career ranked seventh in NFL history in passing yards, touchdowns, and completions. Manning also retired as the franchise's all-time leader in nearly every major passing statistic.