If there is anyone that knows how to be a thorn in Tom Brady’s side as he tries to win a Super Bowl, it’s Eli Manning. The former Giants quarterback prevented Brady from adding two more Super Bowl rings to his already record-breaking six, including that infamous upset over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII that prevented New England from going a perfect 19-0. While Manning certainly could flash his two rings and gloat at “The GOAT,” he doesn’t pull those arrows out of the quiver. That said, those games do come up from time-to-time whenever the quarterbacks meet up, but it’s TB12 who starts that conversation.
“It’s one of those things, it’s not something I ever say or ever think a lot about,” Manning told The New York Post on Tuesday. “I’ve been around Tom numerous times, and I’ve never brought up a Super Bowl or our games versus them. He actually brings it up. It still bothers him a little bit, especially the ’07 one when they had the chance to go down as the greatest team of all time. But I don’t have any bragging rights with Tom. This is his 10th Super Bowl, and I’m so impressed with his whole career.”