Because the quarterback of the New York Giants for 16 seasons, Eli Manning has had his share of encounters with receivers and teammates. Most of them had been optimistic due to Eli’s simple going demeanor.
In an interview with Eli’s eldest brother Cooper, Brandon Marshall, who performed simply 5 video games for the Giants in 2017, recalled and occasion the place Eli threw considered one of his many head-scratching passes, this one within the course of Odell Beckham, Jr.
Marshall mentioned he went to tease Eli concerning the go, and didn’t get the response he anticipated.
“Eli is on the aspect and he simply threw a horrible ball. Odell is [expletive] after which, so I stroll as much as Eli — and that is one thing I did with Jay Cutler and one thing I did with Ryan Fitzpatrick — and it at all times labored,” Marshall mentioned. “So I’m going as much as Eli and Eli has his face within the iPad wanting on the play and I’m like, ‘Eli! That was a horrible go.’
“I mentioned, ‘that was a horrible go, what are you pondering? What are you doing?’ And he simply checked out me. Didn’t say something and it was probably the most awkward second as a result of, previously with Ryan Fitzpatrick and people guys, they might snigger and it could break it up and we’d get previous it. Eli simply checked out me like, ‘should you don’t get out of my face…’”
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Marshall was one of many NFL’s most prolific go catchers with six seasons with 100 or extra receptions and eight seasons wherein he eclipsed 1,000 or extra passing yards.
As a Large, Marshall shouldn’t be extremely regarded. He got here to the group with excessive expectations however an ankle harm derailed his one likelihood to catch on and he was launched after one season.