Super Bowl 2012: Eli Manning's Legacy Grows

As you might have heard a few times over the last two weeks, the New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI championship gives Eli Manning his second Super Bowl ring, putting him in select company among the NFL's fraternity of great QB's and giving him one more than his older brother Peyton.

Eli, one of nine QB's to win multiple NFL championships, now trails only four signal-callers -- Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw with four, Tom Brady and Troy Aikman with three -- on the all-time list.

Jim Plunkett, who won two titles with the Oakland Raiders in the early 1980's, is the only retired member of that list not enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.

After eight seasons in the modern pass-happy NFL, Manning's stats don't necessarily scream all-time greatness: he's completed 58.4% of his passes for 27,579 yards, 185 TD's and 129 INT's.

However, in a country where "if you ain't first, you last", he now has the only two things that seem to matter to Hall of Fame voters.

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