Eli Manning reveals his dream Giants lineup
Eli Manning's 57,023 passing yards and 366 touchdowns over 16 seasons are light years ahead of every other quarterback in Giants history, and a part of his success is due to the talented pass-catchers he played with.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP recently sat down for a chat with Cam Newton on the free agent QB's YouTube show 'Funky Friday' where Manning was presented with an interesting scenario.
"If I put the ball on the 20-yard line, you have to go 80 yards to score with, let's say, three minutes and 15 seconds left … you're down by four, though," Newton stated. "Who are you rocking with?"
Manning began by saying his preferred formation would be 11 personnel, meaning he would have three wide receivers, one tight end and one running back surrounding him. As for which players he would choose for each of those spots, the legendary Giants QB made some intriguing picks.
Outside Receiver No. 1: Plaxico Burress (Teammates with Manning from 2005-2008)
Slot Receiver: Victor Cruz (2010-2016)
Outside Reciever No. 2: Odell Beckham Jr. (2014-2018)
Tight End: Kevin Boss (2007-2010)
Running Back: Tiki Barber (2004-2006)
While Manning did mention Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw when discussing the running back position, the longtime Giants QB noted how the veteran Barber really helped him at the start of his career.
"Tiki, he saved me early on in my career," Manning said, "and probably made me look better than I was at certain times in certain games. He was a heck of a running back."
Photos from the career of two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning