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

By Ernie Padaon

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 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.