Wow, these many pages again huh?
The "elite" term is so overrated. For all intents and purposes though, I believe Eli is elite but then my criteria only includes being clutch, winning Super Bowls and being named Super Bowl MVP more than once. As a fan, winning the Super Bowl is all the stats that matter to me. If people accept the fact that we traded for Eli not for his gaudy stats, but for his big-game, gutsy and clutch performance, then all this elite crap does not really matter. The biggest game did not daunt him, he went against the best regular season team ever and we robbed the Patriots of their perfect season. He took a team who was outscored all season long with a 9-7 record and last in rushing and pass blocking to the Super Bowl for crying out loud! If you could not appreciate that, then nothing will.
We will find out if he's truly elite or not if/when he gets in to the HOF, which is quite a long time from now. In any case, I'm very grateful for the 2 Super Bowl MVP performance he delivered. Thank you very much!
His beta is just too high not to spur debate. When he's good he's very good. When he's bad he looks like a high school rookie.
If you think the Hall vote will end the debate, you are kidding yourself.
"Phil Simms is the greatest QB in Giants history" ........Mahatma Gandhi
edit-in fact, i've seen imo credible analysts report that if for nothing else, even if he isnt 100% justified in a HoF selection, the 2 SB MVPs guarantee he makes it...
Last edited by giantsfan420; 02-19-2013 at 12:56 PM.