New York Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning has two Super Bowl MVP Awards on his resume, however, he has never won the regular season Most Valuable Player award since becoming a professional back in 2004.
Sportsbook, which is an online betting website for sports, has the Giants quarterback listed as 30-1 odds to win the 2013 MVP award. Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record confirmed the odds through Twitter on Wednesday.
Manning has never had the kind of numbers in the regular season that fellow quarterbacks Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers or his own brother, Peyton Manning put up regularly each season; Peyton has won four MVP awards (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009.)
But what Giants fans will not trade in from their quarterback is the playoff success that the younger Manning has had; going 8-3 in the postseason, winning two NFC Championships, two Super Bowl titles and winning two Super Bowl MVP's.
The "one-up" that Eli has over Peyton is that he has one more Super Bowl victory along with a Super Bowl MVP, Eli has two, Peyton has one.
With the offense that the Giants have built around Manning for the upcoming season, 2013 could in fact be one of the best chances that Manning has to win the award.
At the end of the day (royalties to Antrel Rolle), all Giants fans and the organization care about is Manning winning and hoisting up the most important award at the end of the season; the Lombardi Trophy.
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