Eli ManningÆs illustrious pro-football career began amidst much turmoil and controversy, following the most infamous draft day trade in NFL history on April 24, 2004.á
At the time, Manning was the top NFL quarterback prospect coming out of Ole Miss, and many analysts projected him being selected number one overall by the San Diego Chargers.á So it came as no surprise to the fans and media when Manning was nabbed by the Chargers with the first pick of the draft, despite the fact that he had established his disinterest in playing for the team.á
Manning would be traded to the New York Giants shortly afterwards, and the animosity that it created would follow him for the rest of his career.á Eli would be unfairly criticized, frequently being compared to his older brothe ...
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