Giants’ Harrison: Manning gets disrespected just like LeBron

Posted: 13/07/2017 in NFL, Sports
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NFL: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

Think of the NFL player that’s most like LeBron James.

Chances are you aren’t imagining Eli Manning.

Yet James is the player New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison used when explaining why he believes his teammate Manning was slighted by not being included on NFL Network’s Top 100 list for 2016.

“Eli, when you look at Eli, it’s kind of like when you look at LeBron,” Harrison said Monday during an interview on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.”

“I’m not saying they’re the same, but look at Eli’s numbers. If any other quarterback would have those numbers it would be an amazing year, but, it being Eli, no one is respecting it much like we do LeBron. LeBron could average 30 (points), 15 rebounds, and 12 assists and it’s like ‘he didn’t do enough.’ I don’t know what’s the deal.”

Manning threw for over 4,000 yards last season, but a dozen quarterbacks threw for more. Additionally, 11 quarterbacks threw as many or more touchdown passes than he did.

Manning certainly had a respectable year, but it wasn’t a grave injustice for him not to be included in the Top 100.

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