New York Giants legend, two-time Super Bowl Champion and two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning will retire in a news conference Friday, the team confirmed Thursday.
"One of the best, most popular and most decorated players in Giants history, Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner and most valuable player, will announce his retirement Friday, ending a 16-year career spent entirely with the team he joined in a draft-day trade in 2004," the Giants said in a statement that featured tributes from team ownership, former head coach Tom Coughlin and GM Ernie Accorsi.
Watch Eli Manning annouce his retirement at a press conference Friday.
Manning will finish his career with 248 games played including regular season and playoffs, all of them with New York. He owns the franchise record for completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns and longest completed pass. He also owns the NFL record for most passing yards in a single post-season and most 4th quarter touchdown passes in a single season.
The Giants won two Super Bowls with Manning at quarterback, including the famous 2007 victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots. They defeated New England again in 2011.