Shop for New York Giants gear at

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.

Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Giants Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

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.

Leave a Reply