Latest Tidbits on Eli Manning and Philip Rivers Prove Giants QB Was Smart to Force a Trade From Chargers

Philip Rivers, Eli Manning
Latest news shows that Eli Manning was smart to force a trade from the Chargers to the Giants | Jeff Gross/Getty Images

The future Hall of Fame quarterback's decision to force a move on draft day all those years ago proves smarter and smarter by the day. Yup, you did good, Eli Manning.

The way that the Los Angeles Chargers are treating Philip Rivers right now should make Manning feel that much better about how his career turned out with the Giants. He's far away from that mess, and has two Super Bowls to boot.

Since announcing his retirement on Friday, Manning has been treated like royalty by New York. They have instantly stated they are going to retire the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback's number and induct him into their Ring of Honor. No one will ever wear No. 10 again for the G-Men.

Rivers is at the opposite end of the spectrum.

He has easily been one of the best QBs in franchise history. Yet, the front office for the Chargers is treating him like he's done nothing for them. It's sad.

It looks like Rivers' days with the Chargers are numbered. Meanwhile for Eli, he'll go down as one of the best quarterbacks to suit up in East Rutherford, and will always be a Giant.