Eli Manning to announce retirement on Friday: Giants

David Caplan
January 22, 2020 - 5:06 pm

File-This Dec. 15, 2019, file photo shows New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaving the field after defeating the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. The man who has been the face of the New York Giants since 2004 is probably going to make his final appearance this weekend. Manning's 16-year Giants' career that has included two Super Bowl titles likely will come to an end Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, when New York tries to spoil the Philadelphia Eagles bid to win the NFC East. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will announce his retirement at a press conference on Friday, the team said Wednesday afternoon. 

"For 16 seasons, Eli Manning defined what it is to be a New York Giant both on and off the field," said John Mara, the Giants' president and chief executive officer. "Eli is our only two-time Super Bowl MVP and one of the very best players in our franchise's history. He represented our franchise as a consummate professional with dignity and accountability. It meant something to Eli to be the Giants quarterback, and it meant even more to us. We are beyond grateful for his contributions to our organization and look forward to celebrating his induction into the Giants Ring of Honor in the near future."

Steve Tisch, Giants chairman and executive vice president, said, "We are proud to have called Eli Manning our quarterback for so many years. Eli was driven to always do what was best for the team. Eli leaves a timeless legacy with two Super Bowl titles on the field and his philanthropic work off the field, which has inspired and impacted so many people. We are sincerely thankful for everything Eli has given our team and community. He will always be a Giant among Giants."

During Manning's 16-year career with New York, he helped restore the Giants as a title force in the NFL and led them to two Super Bowl victories.

Manning will leave with almost every Giants passing record; two NFL championships; two Super Bowl MVPs; a streak of 210 consecutive starts between 2004-17; a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award; and the respect of his teammates.