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NoHuddle10
03-20-2012, 08:35 PM
I have been thinking about this.... Did Eli maybe just have the best season any QB has ever had in history?

Almost 5000 yards, 30 TDs, over 100 QB Rating in the playoffs and a SB Championship?

Got overshadowed by guys like Brees and Brady having two of the best REGULAR seasons in QBing history, but neither of them won the Super Bowl.

Eli had one of the best regular seasons of all time and won the super bowl and dominated in the playoffs and orchastrated the game winning drive in the super bowl.

Not to mention we had the 32nd ranked running attack and 27th ranked defense this year.

So my question is.... Has there ever been a better season by any QB, in any year, ever?

MikeSherrard
03-20-2012, 08:45 PM
You could certainly make the argument!

Pop it Ahmad
03-20-2012, 08:52 PM
You can definitely say it was one of the best seasons for a quarterback in NFL history. At least top 5.

Axels15
03-20-2012, 09:00 PM
Regular season and postseason, obviously, because otherwise lots of contenders

Flip Empty
03-20-2012, 09:57 PM
For the regular season, you can't look past Brady's 4800 yds, 50TDs and only 8 INTs. We all know how that ended though.

Drew Brees' Super Bowl-winning 2009 season is possibly better -

Regular season:
4388 yds
34 TDs
11 INTs
109.6 QB rating

Post season:
732 yds
8 TDs
0 INTs
117.0 QB rating

G-Men4Supes
03-21-2012, 03:06 AM
Eli Manning last season (total, including 4 playoff games):

20 games
6,152 yards passing
38 TD
17 INT
465 completions
752 attempts
(61.8%)
8.18 Y/A
95.12 rating
One big shiny silver trophy
SB MVP
Made a supermodel curse

Not the greatest ever, but a truly HOF-level season.

TheBookOfEli
03-21-2012, 04:32 AM
When it's all said and done, Eli will go down as one of the best ever in NFL history.

miken609
03-21-2012, 09:20 AM
You might be able to argue it was the best complete season for a QB ever of all the QBs who won a SB in the same year as their contending season. The Brees one in 2009 was up there.

nygsb42champs
03-21-2012, 10:28 AM
I do not know about best season ever but I would say top 5.

nycisgreat
03-21-2012, 11:01 AM
For the regular season, you can't look past Brady's 4800 yds, 50TDs and only 8 INTs. We all know how that ended though.

Drew Brees' Super Bowl-winning 2009 season is possibly better -

Regular season:
4388 yds
34 TDs
11 INTs
109.6 QB rating

Post season:
732 yds
8 TDs
0 INTs
117.0 QB rating

I have to agree with you on Brees. Playing and excellent regular season, post season and winning a superbowl. Not to discredit what Eli has accomplish this season, but I think Brees does have the upper hand. But Eli's regular season through superbowl have to be top 5.

burier
03-21-2012, 11:06 AM
Yeah it was the best.

This will become clearer over time.

But when you consider all of the questionmarks at the start of the season.

The whole elite debate.

The lack of running game.

The lack of defense.

The downing of two of the Qbs that everyone scoffed about when Eli said he was in their class.

The come back wins.

Game winning drives.

The removal of any fluke talk on Super Bowl 42 and delivering the greatest pass in Super Bowl history. (Possibly the greatest pass period)

Over time when people start looking back on his career it will be apparent that no one has ever had such an amazingly dramatic season at Quarterback.

JimC
03-21-2012, 11:22 AM
When it's all said and done, Eli will go down as one of the best ever in NFL history.

He has to stay healthy. That means the older he gets the better our O line has to get. He is durable but not made of steel.

Morehead State
03-21-2012, 11:44 AM
Yeah it was the best. This will become clearer over time. But when you consider all of the questionmarks at the start of the season. The whole elite debate. The lack of running game. The lack of defense. The downing of two of the Qbs that everyone scoffed about when Eli said he was in their class. The come back wins. Game winning drives. The removal of any fluke talk on Super Bowl 42 and delivering the greatest pass in Super Bowl history. (Possibly the greatest pass period) Over time when people start looking back on his career it will be apparent that no one has ever had such an amazingly dramatic season at Quarterback.</P>


There is no question that Eli turned a corner in 2011 and had a great season. Before this season, he had been much more inconsistent. I still believe that his poor play (by his standards) in 2010 had an impact on his play since.</P>


His career will probably be judged by everything he will have done from 2011 forward. Right now he is definately a top 5 QB.</P>

Morehead State
03-21-2012, 11:45 AM
When it's all said and done, Eli will go down as one of the best ever in NFL history.

He has to stay healthy. That means the older he gets the better our O line has to get. He is durable but not made of steel.
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He's not made of steel. He's made of a synthetic flexible substance and has no skeleton. Thats why he's stayed healthy.</P>

JDE123
03-21-2012, 06:58 PM
Lol - this is a great thread. 92.9 regular season QB rating, 9-7 team that barely makes the playoffs, 16 interceptions against only 29 touchdowns...only the geniuses on this forum could turn that into the "Best Season in History."

G-Men4Supes
03-21-2012, 08:18 PM
Uh...the postseason counts, too.

Garbloz
03-21-2012, 08:33 PM
Lol - this is a great thread.* 92.9 regular season QB rating, 9-7 team that barely makes the playoffs, 16 interceptions against only 29 touchdowns...only the geniuses on this forum could turn that into the "Best Season in History."


maybe 9-7 but we had the hardest schedule this year. we were in all games till the end except the saints.

eli had bad oline play, the worst running game in the nfl a really bad d and the most overlooked thing probably are the dropped passes. probably worst drops in the league. and i know the wrs made alot of great plays but some of those drops were awful.

the whole team came together and played much better when it counted though. those other stat qbs had great seasons but didn't win the sb so i see a fair argument for eli

Roosevelt
03-21-2012, 08:40 PM
Lol - this is a great thread. 92.9 regular season QB rating, 9-7 team that barely makes the playoffs, 16 interceptions against only 29 touchdowns...only the geniuses on this forum could turn that into the "Best Season in History."


It's just amazing.

Hooligans
03-21-2012, 09:05 PM
Not even close. Eli had a great season, but best ever...hardly.