No quarterback in the NFL threw more interceptions than New York Giants signal caller Eli Manning. In fact, it wasn’t even close. Manning, who tossed 27 interceptions threw five more than Carson Palmer and Joe Flacco, each of whom were picked off 22 times.
The sub-par play from Manning sparked controversy at times, including booing from the home crowd which lead to the former Super Bowl champion to suggest he needs to play better:
I need to play better and … in certain games I didn’t play as good as I needed to win. Some games were just tough and we got outplayed, but I can definitely improve. I need to and I will. That’s with Peyton having his best year of his career at 37, so I know I can get better. I can make improvements. I can play at a high level and improve my game these next years and get back to making the playoffs and winning championships.’
While Manning has always been a bit interception prone, he’s never had a season as dreadful as he expired in 2013 so hopefully for Manning and Giants fans, it was more of an anomaly rather than an indication of the future.
Manning finished the season with 18 touchdowns and a woeful 69.4 quarterback rating.