Quogue resident and two-time Super Bowl-winning New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning announced his retirement Friday after 16 years with the team.
Manning, who also won Super Bowl MVP titles in his career, making him one of the most decorated players in Giants history, regularly practiced with the Westhampton High School football team over the past eight years, News 12 Long Island reported. The team’s field is near his home.
“It’s rare to have the privilege of playing an entire career with one organization,” Manning said. “I’m proud to be one of the few, but even more so, that it was as a Giant.”
With his retirement, the 39-year-old ranks seventh all-time with 57,023 passing yards and 366 touchdowns. Both are Giants franchise records.
Manning’s crowning achievement came 12 years ago in Super Bowl XLII, when he led New York to the largest title-game upset in NFL history, defeating the then-undefeated New England Patriots that would have been considered one of the greatest teams of all-time had they won that Super Sunday.
With amNewYork Metro