Best: New York Giants – Eli Manning
Eli Manning’s place in NFL history, including a future spot in the Hall of Fame, is something of a lightning rod debate. While being the quarterback of two of the New York Giants’ four Super Bowl wins might sway voters into putting him into Canton one day, critics will tell you that he was the beneficiary of teams that could run the ball and play defense at a very high level (and played very well in their two Super Bowl wins over the New England Patriots).
All of that being said, Manning has more than 22,000 yards passing than any other quarterback in New York Giants’ history, and more than 170 more touchdown passes.
Worst: New York Giants – Dave Brown
The backup quarterback for the New York Giants who had the misfortune of following guys like Phil Simms and Jeff Hostetler, Dave Brown failed to tally a winning record in three of his first four seasons as a starter for the Giants, leading the once-proud franchise that dominated in the 1980’s to wander around the NFL wilderness in the 1990’s.
During his six seasons in New York, Brown never threw for more than 12 touchdowns in any year.