Eli Manning named to the Pro Bowl

Last year, Giants QB Eli Manning missed the Pro Bowl because he had something bigger to prepare for – the super bowl. This time, Manning will get a chance to fly out to Hawaii and play in the game. Manning was added to the NFC Pro Bowl team on Tuesday night as a replacement for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who backed out of the game due to injuries to his ankle and his knee. Manning was the second-alternate for the team and he’ll join Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the first alternate who will replace Washington’s Robert Griffin III, who will not be playing due to a torn ACL.

“It’s one of those deals when you’re in there you want to play well,” Manning said. “It may not be the same intensity as a regular-season game, but it’s still, ‘I’m out there, I want to have good drives and I want to find completions and I want the guys to play hard and you want to go out there and have success.’ I think that mentality doesn’t really change a whole lot.”

Manning will join Victor Cruz, Chris Snee, Jason Pierre-Paul and his brother, Peyton Manning.


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One Response to “Eli Manning named to the Pro Bowl”

  1. Jason C. says:

    The Pro Bowl is becoming (even more of) a joke. None of the 3 QB’s selected to the Pro Bowl for the NFC will even be playing, so we’ll see the 4th, 5th and 6th best QB’s in a conference of 15 teams in a game that’s supposed to be for the creme de la creme. Nice try NFL, I’ll be watching the Royal Rumble, at least the WWE embraces what a joke product they put out.

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