Dec 1, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a wrist band into the stands after the Giants

Eli Manning: I Can't Remember Why I Didn't Want to be A Charger

Eli Manning spoke to the media on Thursday and there were a few questions on why he was against heading over to the San Diego Chargers. Here is a nice little breakdown that was done by Connor Orr for The Star Ledger. 

Ten years later, what was the reason you were against it? 

“I forgot, I think.”

Obviously there was something, I mean, come on…

“I just can’t remember, it’s been 10 years. It slipped my mind.”

Was it about trying to maneuver to the right organization?

“Ten years ago, I don’t know. I can’t remember.”

There was a mystery that day, like some people said you wouldn’t even put the Chargers hat on when you were drafted.

“Did I put the hat on? No? I didn’t put the hat on?”


“I just, my hair was feeling good that day. I didn’t want to mess it up.”

Any time I just think this thing is in the past, I hear words that Eli Manning speaks and want to slap him in his punk face all over again. Why didn’t he want to come to San Diego? Because he was a punk and his pops didn’t want him coming out here. How can you ‘foget’ such an important decision that was made on one of the biggest days of your life? Thanks Eli! A proper response of “That was in the past and I would rather not discuss that” might have been the best way to respond to the question. Just don’t blatantly lie and think people are stupid.

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  • Calum Thompson

    He’s such a tw*t, I hope we sack him 10 times!

  • Rob Base

    Can’t remember my ass! Daddy’s boy lmao!

  • Cgoodness13

    I hope Ingram can play to slam him and his oversized forehead on the turf

    • Ernie Padaon

      hahahaha! it would be so awesome

  • Blue&gold_blood

    It’s okay, I don’t like him either way . Philip Rivers is 10X better and competes better !!! Te’o you can make up by sacking him at minimum 3 times !!!!!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I think his dad 10 years later is still telling him what to do and say lol, Grow a pair Wuss face

  • Jordan

    Can’t remember. Dude ur a pos

  • Peter Thompson

    If you are a Manning, you can pick where you want to go… If you are Barry Sanders, you are forced to stay on an awful team because “Sorry… those are the rules.. can’t do anything about it, Barry”. Where were those rules when the Mannings stomped their little feet, NFL brass? Guess they have a different set of rules, huh?

  • Gunnar Martin

    LOL whatever d-bag. Everybody knows you’re faking when you have such an idiotic response as, “I forgot, I think.” So freaking glad we got Phil instead of this faggot.

  • Aaron Johnson

    He is probably trying to keep Chargers from having additional locker room material. Sure, I dont like what he said and clearly he is not being truthful. That being said, if I was him I wouldnt give the other team MORE reasons to want to win.