Plaxico Burress said that if the Giants win the Super Bowl tomorrow, then Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer.
I'm not so sure that's true. If the Giants win and then Eli retires on Monday (which I highly doubt), then I don't think he makes the Hall of Fame. If the Giants win, I think he needs to play for 3-4 more years at the level that he has been playing at for the past few to make the Hall of Fame (which I'm sure he will). If the Giants lose, I think he needs to match that level for another 5-7 years. Of the 10 QBs with 2 or more Super Bowl rings as starters, 7 are in the Hall of Fame, 2 are active (Brady and Roethlisberger) and 1 is not in the Hall (Jim Plunkett).
Also, I think a Giants win will make Coughlin a Hall of Famer, even if he retires Monday (which, again, I doubt will happen). Of the 12 coaches with 2 or more SB wins, 6 are in the Hall of Fame, 1 is not yet eligible (Bill Parcells who is expected to be inducted this year), 2 are active (Belichick and Shanahan), and 3 are not in the Hall (Tom Flores, Jimmy Johnson, and George Seifert). Even though a win will only make him 2-0 (the only 2-0 coach in the Hall is Lombardi), I think Coughlin makes it because he took the expansion Jaguars to 2 AFC title games and has more regular season wins than any of those 3 guys not in the Hall. I'm not sure what a loss would do for Coughlin's legacy.