New York Giants legend Eli Manning will likely find himself immortalized in Canton, Ohio somewhere down the line but before that happens, his older brother, Peyton Manning, will receive that honor.
Peyton, alongside several others, will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this Sunday after a remarkable and successful 17 seasons in the NFL that featured two Super Bowl titles, five MVP awards, 10 All-Pro selections and 14 trips to the Pro Bowl.
Eli will make the trip to Canton to honor his brother but on Friday, he also decided to offer up a congratulatory video on Twitter … kind of.
In typical Manning fashion, Eli had to poke a little fun at Peyton before offering him a heartfelt congratulations.
.@EliManning wants some credit for Peyton’s HOF career. 😂
— NFL (@NFL) August 6, 2021
“Yo, Peyt,” Eli began. “I know we got the Hall of Fame coming up this weekend and I’m super excited to be there to celebrate this great honor with you. I am excited for your speech. And I’ve been thinking about it and if the fact that I had to go outside in New Orleans from the ages of 10 to 14, in the summer, on our front street, wearing a sweatshirt filled with pillows — up and down my sleeves and my chest — so I could catch passes from you and wouldn’t come in totally bruised and in pain for days after, all those times… If that is not mentioned in your speech and I am not personally thanked for that, I’m going to be a little disappointed.
“I mean, you threw 539 touchdowns. I think if I didn’t do that all those times, you don’t throw over 535 touchdowns. I mean, that’s how important that was to you.”
With a good chuckle, Eli then turned more serious.
“In all seriousness, congratulations. I am proud of you. No one deserves this more,” Eli closed.
Hall of Fame enshrinement coverage begins on Sunday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. EDT with the official ceremony beginning at 7:00 p.m. EDT. It will be aired on NFL Network.