There’s no doubt that the New York Giants are going to have another signal-caller under center in the near future.
Wouldn’t it be great for the New York Giants to replace Eli Manning with another Manning? Unfortunately, the next generation of the quarterback clan won’t be available for seven or eight years. Obviously, that period of time represents an eternity in the life of an NFL player.
In the meantime, keep the name Arch Manning front and center in your mind.
The current generation of NFL fans know the exploits of Peyton and Eli Manning. These brothers have combined for a quartet of Super Bowl victories and 20 Pro Bowl appearances.
Some may not know of their father Archie Manning, who was not as fortunate as his sons in garnering an NFL championship. Archie toiled for a bad New Orleans Saints franchise for 11 of his 13 NFL seasons.
After Archie retired, New Orleans became the base of operation for the Manning’s football business. And in addition to Peyton and Eli, a third brother, Cooper, also was a standout player at wide receiver, before a spinal stenosis diagnosis ended his NFL dream before it started.
Arch Manning is the son of Cooper Manning, and he has mad skills as evidenced by this Vimeo post by QB Country.
Obviously, the kid has been coached, but he also possesses God-given talent, as shown in the film. All the coaching in the world will never replace natural ability.
Per the New York Post:
“Arch plays football at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, the same one Eli, Peyton and Cooper all played at in the 1990s.”
Besides Eli Manning, there’s a major connection between Cooper Manning and the New York Giants franchise.
According to one “tongue-in-cheek” Twitter account, the youngest Manning has already been offered a scholarship by the University of Tennessee. That probably isn’t far from the truth, however.
Given the fact that Eli, with wife Abby, are the proud parents of three daughters, Arch Manning may represent the next best way to carry on the Manning football tradition in Gotham. For his part, Peyton has twins – a boy and a girl, who are eight-years old at this point.
Overall, the Manning family provides a great football tradition allowing each player to be an individual. Eli eschewed a contract with the San Diego Chargers, while Peyton decided to take his talents to the University of Tennessee, instead of attending Ole Miss.
It will be interesting to see where the youngest Manning ends up playing his college football, as well as following him into a possible professional career.