One of my obsessive followers requested I take time out of my busy day to make this list....
Here is the list of QB stats through their first 8 years. I pulled the QB's who I consider to be the best in the past 40 years.
Lets start with our boy.... Eli Manning.
Eli 27,579 yards 185 TDS 129 INTS
Brady 26,364 yards 197 TDS 86 INTS
Peyton 33,239 yards 244 TDS 130 INTS
Brees 26,258 yards 168 TDS 99 INTS
Favre 26,803 yards 213 TDS 118 INTS
Elway 24,721 yards 135 TDS 128 INTS
Montana 21,498 yards 141 TDS 76 INTS
Marino 31,414 yards 241 TDS 136 INTS
Moon 27,679 yards 157 TDS 133 INTS
Troy 22,733 yards 110 TDS 98 INTS
Kelly 26,413 yards 179 TDS 126 INTS
Fouts 19,454 yards 112 TDS 125 INTS
Big Ben 26,579 yards 165 TDS 100 INTS
Rivers 24,285 yards 163 TDS 78 INTS
Steve Young - Literally did nothing his first 7 years, one bad season as the full time starter in Tampa. His whole career were years 8-14.
My take after analyzing the numbers. Keep in mind I analyzed a lot more than TDS, yards and INTS.
3 QBS in history have thrown for more yards than Eli through 8 seasons. Peyton, Marino, and Moon. Moon only by 100 yards and he started the whole season his rookie year. Peyton also started the whole season his rookie year. Also keep in mind that all 3 of these guys who threw for more yards, ALSO threw for more INTS during their first 8 years than Eli did. (even with Elis 25 last year, and even with all the nonsense talk that he throws way too many ints)
Just 4 QBS in history have thrown for more TDs in their first 8 years than Eli has. Peyton, Brady, Favre, and Marino. Brady only did so because he threw for 50 TDs in his 8th season.
Other notes from this list.... Alot of these QB's came into their own (stats wise) during season 8.
Most of these QBs didnt win their first super bowl until after year 8, that is if they ever won one at all.
When all is said and done, Eli will not only be at the top of every Giants passing record there is, but he will also be at the top or very close to the top of every major passing record in NFL history.
I would love to hear the haters response to this, because I have plenty of ammo left for the dumb responses I am about to hear. Especially after breaking down the stats and seeing what years these QB's really shined. There is a lot of talk about its a new NFL, but a lot of these QB's were putting up monster (madden like) numbers a long time ago...