Giants’ Eli Manning voted most overrated QB by players: poll


Eli Manning has thrown 329 touchdown passes, won two Super Bowl MVP awards and has been named to four Pro Bowls, but now the Giants quarterback can add another honor to his mantle: the NFL's most overrated quarterback.

Manning received the dubious distinction after 72 players from across the NFL voted him the most overrated quarterback in the league in a recent poll conducted by ESPN published Tuesday.

Peyton and Eli Manning through the years
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Peyton and Eli Manning through the years
2004: (r-l) Eli Manning Manning, Peyton Manning and Archie Manning pose for a picture. (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
Eli Manning, Archie Manning and Peyton Manning February 27, 2004 at a VIP party before the Maxwell Football Club Awards Banquet (Photo by Bill McCay/Getty Images)
New York Giants number 1 draft choice for 2004 QB Eli Manning poses with his brother Colts quarterback Peyton Manning at the 2004 NFL Draft held at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 24. Manning was originally chosen by the San Diego Chargers but was later traded to the New York Giants. (Photo by Tom Berg/Getty Images)
Peyton Manning and Eli Manning during 2004 ESPY Awards - Backstage and Audience at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for ESPN)
Eli Manning and Peyton Manning at the 2005 Fantasy Football Training Camp held at the South Street Seaport on July 18, 2005 in New York City (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants is congratulated by his brother Peyton Manning after defeating the New England Patriots 17-14 during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - MARCH 08: Peyton Manning (L) and brother Eli Manning (R) watch on at the Duke Blue Devils versus North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 8, 2008 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 06: NFL players Eli (L) and Peyton Manning speak onstage during the taping of Idol Gives Back held at the Kodak Theatre on April 6, 2008 in Hollywood, California. Idol Gives Back will air April 9, 2008 (7:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL -- Pictured: (l-r) Eli Manning, Peyton Manning -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 19: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants and Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts embrace following the Colts 38-14 win at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 27: Peyton Manning #18 of the AFC's Denver Broncos talks with brother, Eli Manning #10 of the NFC's New York Giants after the conclusion of the 2013 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl on January 27 , 2013 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) Peyton Manning, Archie Manning and Eli Manning attend DIRECTV'S Seventh Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at DTV SuperFan Stadium at Mardi Gras World on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For DirecTV)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 15: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Quarterbacks Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants meet after their game on September 15, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Broncos defeated the Giants 41-23. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The polarizing quarterback received 14% of votes. Manning was followed closely behind by the oft-injured Andrew Luck (11%) and mediocre Joe Flacco (10%).

Jay Cutler (7%) and Sam Bradford (7%) rounded out the top five.

ESPN polled 155 players total in their survey, but only 72 decided to answer the question: “Who is the most overrated QB?”

While Manning has led the Giants to two Super Bowl wins, he has also been turnover-prone throughout his career and sports a 31-39 record since Super Bowl XLVI.

Manning, who signed a four-year, $84 million extension with the Giants in 2015, has led the league in interceptions three times in his career (2007, 2010 and 2013).

The 36-year-old passer owns a 45.0 quarterback rating this season, ranking him 21st in the league.

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