Kurt Warner: Eli Manning Doesn’t Have Hall Of Fame Resume

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Eli Manning, Pro Football Hall of Famer?

The argument for Eli grew louder with each win, as the Giants clawed closer and closer to Super Bowl XLVI.

If Manning could win a second ring against the New England Patriots, some argued, it would cement his place in Canton.

Of course, Manning led the Giants to an NFL championship over New England — and three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady — on Sunday. But one former NFL quarterback isn’t ready to see Manning immortalized.

“I fully disagree with that,” Kurt Warner, Manning’s former teammate in New York, told KTAR radio in Phoenix on Tuesday. “You know, because I know we put a lot of weight on championships, and rightfully so. But championships are won as a team, and I’m fully convinced of that. You never see one guy — a great player, great quarterback — carry a team through the playoffs and into a Super Bowl and win a Super Bowl that way. I’ve never seen it.”

Warner argued that one great year shouldn’t equal a bust in the Hall.

Manning, now a two-time Super Bowl MVP, threw for a career-high 4,933 yards for the Giants this season. He had 29 touchdowns, two under last year’s total of 31, but his interceptions dropped significantly from 25 to 16.

“I mean, he has an 82 quarterback rating throughout his career,” Warner said. “You know, he’s had five of his eight seasons where he has thrown 16 interceptions or more. His completion percentage on his career is 58 percent. To me, those aren’t Hall of Fame numbers, and by that, I mean every time you step on the field you’re a game changer, you’re a difference maker. And I don’t believe Eli Manning has been that guy until this year.”

He added: “Now, if he plays the same way he played this year, the rest of his career, and you give him five more years, and then add the two championships, then I think we have reason to debate, and he’s probably going to be in the Hall of Fame in that position.”

According to Warner, when it comes to Eli and older brother Peyton Manning, there’s no comparison. Peyton won his only Super Bowl title with the Indianapolis Colts in Feb. 2007 against Chicago.

“I just can’t fathom that in regards to what they’ve accomplished in their whole careers, the type of quarterbacks they’ve been their entire careers,” said Warner. “I don’t even think it’s close between Peyton and Eli.”

Does Warner have a point? Sound off in the comments below…

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  1. Allen says:

    Kurt Warner is entitled to his opinion, and he’s not necessarily wrong (although I think he is COMPLETELY WRONG), but it’s the way he stated his opinion. It came off as incredibly bitter and mean-spirited. I don’t think Kurt ever expected his comments to be so infuriating to so many people, but there it is. Poor timing, poor choice of words. Eli Manning, 2x SB MVP, deserves every bit of praise and admiration rightfully coming his way. He even deserves the HOF. So shut up and go away Kurt!

  2. fredredmiller says:

    Kurt, are you saying the passer rating is more important than championships? I know you have a 93.7 rating but only one championship. Should we start taking quarterbacks out of the hall? You mention Eli’s 82 rating as a problem. Let’s take out Terry Bradshaw. Four championships but only a passer rating of 70.9. Troy Aikman has three championships but a rating of 81.6. That’s not even as good as Eli’s 82. Should Troy not be in the Hall of Fame? Even though you have a championship and a 93.7 rating, you should not be in the hall because you only played 5 full seasons. You have good numbers, but the sample size is too small.

  3. carlos_antonini says:

    jelous people

  4. peter says:

    if troy aikman can get into the hall of fame then eli can get into the hall of fame.

  5. TuckRULES says:

    Kurt, ummm, are you talkin’? Whatever.

  6. Blondie says:

    Warner and Giselle should keep their mouths shut. Who cares about his opinion?
    He can express it when he’s on the selection committee.

  7. Christian Cueto says:

    I do agree that the media tends to makes mountains out of mole hills and maybe it’s a little premature to start naming him a HOFer as he’s only been in the league for 8 years and only been a starter for 7 1/2. years. I’m sure when he’s been in the league 10 years, his numbers will continue to rise and I’m sure he will have additional post season wins.

  8. Dan says:

    The truth hurts…Kurt knows more than you and I will ever know about football…he’s not talking about his family, he’s talking football. Two championships gets his foot in the door at Canton, not all the way in…like he said go have three more solid years and then there’s a debate…

  9. Billy says:

    Kurt Warner couldn’t wipe Eli’s A–. Eli Manning and his family are a class act. As a season ticket holder for 35 years I’ve seen them come and go. Kurt Warner is a fool. I think the door hit him to hard in the A–, I mean in the head on his way out.ELI, HIS WIFE AND FAMILY ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO COULD CARE LESS WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THEM. A TRUE PROFESSIONAL. Kurt Warner go blow your nose somewhere else, in fact go to New England and conplain like the Geisel losser or Wolfork who couldn’t be a man and shake the hand of a true competitor. Kurt, you just proved that you are a LOOSER.

    1. Judy Carna says:

      I so totally agree. I am shocked at Kurt Warner’s comments. I thought Kurt had more class. Sometimes people say things out of jealously, and maybe that is the case. Kurt didn’t have to say anything. He can just wait until Eli wins another couple of Super Bowls in the years ahead & then he can make a judgement call. Sour Grapes. Boo hoo!

  10. Brooklyn MIck says:

    Warner couldn’t handle New York. He was only successful in a dome or in sunny Arizona. Screw Kurt Warner. Eli has much more class than you do, and Eli is a winner! Deal with it!

  11. Juma says:

    He is just trying to help his case, knowing that he shocked when he had the opportunity to become a great player like Eli already is. It is so lame, this really made me lose all respect I had for Kurt.

  12. Jean says:

    I think people are being “prisoners of the moment.” Eli just won a Superbowl and had an amazing season, and people are overreacting. The media coverage of Eli and his accomplishments flood most people’s minds who do not have good knowledge of football. Kurt is right, Eli had an amazing season but that does not mean he belongs in the Hall of Fame just yet, he needs to do it in a complete body of work just like the rest of the Hall of Famers. And Eli is not even close to Peyton. Peyton is arguably the best QB of all time, and Eli is not even the best in the league right now. And The Skyrider: If you don’t know who Kurt Warner is, then you are idiot. That comment you made does not prove a point, it just shows that you do not know football.

    1. DCLaw-1 says:

      I think (hope) Skyrider is being sarcastic?

  13. John says:

    I think people are being “prisoners of the moment.” Eli just won a Superbowl and had an amazing season, and people are overreacting. The media coverage of Eli and his accomplishments flood most people’s minds who do not have good knowledge of football. Kurt is right, Eli had an amazing season but that does not mean he belongs in the Hall of Fame just yet, he needs to do it in a complete body of work just like the rest of the Hall of Famers. And Eli is not even close to Peyton. Peyton is arguably the best QB of all time, and Eli is not even the best in the league right now. And The Skyrider: If you don’t know who Kurt Warner is, then you are idiot. That comment you made does not prove a point, it just shows that you do not know football.

  14. HY says:

    I’m a Giant fan, but Curt has a point. It takes more than a couple of great seasons to make the Hall. You need at least 5-7 years of consistency to be considered.

    1. ? says:

      moron, has Eli Mannings called it a career? he’s just 30 yrs old. As of right now, his numbers are better then Wagner’s were at the same age, plus he has 2 rings.

  15. MIKE says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME??????????????????????

  16. Mvalentino says:

    Bad job Kurt. You failed to mention that Eli won MVP in both Super Bowls he has played in. Not to mention winning them in the closing minutes of the game. Don’t diminish the great play when it counts. You choked with the Giants and with the Cardinals. Bad job

  17. THE SKYRIDER says:

    Now I know Eli and Payton Manning but…. ‘WHO’ is Kurt Warner?…THE PEOPLE REST!

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