New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will surely be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday, thanks to his two Super Bowl championship rings and nearly 55,000 career passing yards.
But Manning is on the verge of moving up to second all-time in a feat that every NFL quarterback desperately tries to avoid. Per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, Manning's next loss will tie Brett Favre for second-most ever for a quarterback with 112.
Since Manning broke into the NFL back in 2004, he's racked up a whopping 111 losses as a starter. Per Smith, Vinny Testaverde has the most losses ever for a quarterback with 123. He played 21 seasons in the NFL, whereas Manning is only finishing up his 15th season.
Assuming Manning comes back for the 2019 season - likely with a different team - he has a strong chance of surpassing Testaverde's record. Should the Giants lose their final four games, Manning will enter 2019 with 115 losses. He would need nine more to have the misfortunes of losing nine more games to topple Testaverde from the top spot.
Ever since Manning led the Giants to its fourth Super Bowl championship in the 2011 season, it's been nothing short of frustration in the Meadowlands. The Giants have only made the playoffs once since 2012, and they're wrapping up their fifth losing season in six years.
2018 has particularly been one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory for the Giants. The team hired Pat Shurmur as its new head coach, drafted prized running back prospect Saquon Barkley and signed offensive lineman Nate Solder to try and help rebuild Manning's game.
What This Means
Manning will certainly be leaving a complicated legacy behind when he retires from football. He's been one of the most inconsistent, turnover-prone quarterbacks in history. But at the end of the day, he led this team to a pair of Super Bowl championships, which is the end goal for every NFL player.