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Giants’ Damon Harrison Compares Eli Manning to LeBron James, Is Apparently Serious (Video)
One of Eli Manning‘s teammates has compared the Giants quarterback to LeBron James. And yes, he was totally serious.
Defensive tackle Damon Harrison stopped by Good Morning Football to talk about the NFL’s annual Top 100 list, or more specifically, why Eli wasn’t on it. He starts out by saying Eli’s exclusion “makes no sense,” which I don’t happen to agree with, but is at least defensible. However, then he starts comparing Eli to LeBron and the whole thing goes off the rails.
“Eli, when you look at Eli, it’s kind of like when you look at LeBron,” Harrison argues. “I’m not saying they’re the same, but look at Eli’s numbers. Any other quarterback would have those numbers it would be an amazing year, but, it being Eli, no one is respecting it much like we do LeBron. LeBron could average 30, 15 rebounds and 12 assists and it’s like ‘he didn’t do enough.’ I don’t know what’s the deal.”
Take a look:
Do some people inexplicably give LeBron James a hard time? Yes. But the majority of observers, including both experts and casual fans, believe there is no question that LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet.
Eli Manning is undoubtedly a good quarterback. At times he’s even been a great quarterback. But at no point in his career was he ever considered the best quarterback in the NFL.
Even if Eli puts up the QB equivalent of a 30-15-12 season every single year—which he doesn’t—his numbers would still be undermined by all the turnovers. There’s a reason Eli averages 4,000 yards a season but only has a career passer rating of 83.7, you know.
So no, Damon, overlooking LeBron and overlooking Eli are not the same thing. Props for sticking up for your boy, but we’re not buying it.
Hat Tip – [FTW]