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Is Eli Manning a Hall of Fame Quarterback?

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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The man has won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants.  Yet, there are still skeptics who do not consider Eli Manning a Hal of Fame quarterback.  What is the criteria for becoming a Hall of Famer?  Is it the number of Spuer Bowls you win?  Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl and if you don't consider him worthy of the Hall, you don't know much about the game.  Is it strictly stats?  Tony Romo has phenomenal stats but is still not considered a Hall of Fame guy by most. Is it a Combination of both?

Many argue that, while Eli has the rings, he lacks the stats to make it into the Hall of Fame.  For those, I'd like to campare Eli to a former Super Bowl winning quarterback.  A guy, deemed by many, as the best quarterback to ever play in the NFL.  A guy named Joe Montana.  Before I get put through the ringer, take a look at Eli's numbers compared to Montana's.

Pass Yds

TDs

INTs

QBR

Eli Manning

36,918

243

176

81.9

Joe Montana

40,551

273

139

92.3

Very similar numbers for the two.  While Eli Manning's interceptions could reach over 200 by the time he retires, I think he could also pass Montana in yards and touchdowns before he calls it a career.  Is Eli Manning a Hall of Fame Quarterback?  I think so.  If not, I'd like to hear the reasons why.

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