Eli Manning Bio: NFL, Family, Career & Net Worth

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Eli Manning is one of the most successful NFL quarterbacks of all time. He came from a successful footballer family.

Both his father, Archie Manning, and his older brother Peyton Manning had an excellent NFL careers. During his college career, he had to face the shadow of his father’s success.

Having a successful football family did not stop Eli from achieving success. Often a successful family name can create hurdles in your success path. Many children face the harsh realities of being children of successful parents.

One needs to go beyond the fear of getting shadowed by a family name to acquire their dreams.

Further, the idea of success becomes much more complicated than you can imagine for some. Yet, they get over their fear and criticism to succeed in the path they have set out for themselves.

Eli Manning is one of the most celebrated NFL football players.  He overcame his father and brother’s shadow of success and made his mark in the history of American Football.

Eli Manning, the former NBA Quarterback
Eli Manning, the former NFL Quarterback

Moreover, Eli Manning is a former American Football player. He played as a quarterback for the New York Giants for his entire 16-year career.

In Eli’s long career, he broke many records and got awarded many titles. The success path of Eli Manning is worth celebrating.

Before we go much deeper into Eli’s life, let’s check some quick facts for clarity.

Quick Facts

Full Name Elisha Nelson Manning IV
Birth Date January 3, 1981
Birth Place New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Nick Name Not  Available
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education University of Mississippi
Horoscope Capricorn
Team New York Giants
Jersey Number 10
Father’s Name Elisha Archibald Manning (Archie Manning)
Mother’s Name Olivia Williams Manning
Siblings Cooper Manning, Peyton Manning
Age 43 Years Old
Weight 100 kg
Height 6 feet 5 inches
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Measurement 44” chest, 34” Waist, 14” biceps
Shoe size 10(US) 46(EU)
Build Muscular
Married Yes
Wife Abby Mcgrew
Profession Professional Football Player
Position Quarterback
Children Ava Frances Manning, Lucy Thomas Manning, Caroline Olivia Manning, & Charles Elisha Manning
Net Worth $150 million
Retirement January 22, 2020
Social Media Twitter
Merch Paperback, Autographed Items & Poster
Last Update May, 2024

Eli Manning | Age | Body Measurement | Height | Horoscope

Eli Manning, the NFL quarterback, is forty years old and stands 6 feet and 5 inches tall. Eli looks slimmer than other football players and weighs around 100 kg. This tall footballer has a muscular physique.

With body measurements of 44 inches chest, 34 inches waist, and 38 inches hips, he does not have the usual footballer body type. Yet Eli established himself as a fit player. Messy brown hair and sparkling eyes compliment his overall look.

Eli Manning's slimmer look
Eli Manning’s slimmer look

Moreover, Manning was born on January 3, 1981, which makes him a Capricorn. Capricorns are ambitious and disciplined; Manning possesses these qualities. Eli’s persistent and practical nature has made him one of the most successful stars in NFL history.

Eli Manning | Family | Children

Elisa Nelson Manning IV, famously known as Eli Manning, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is the youngest son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and Olivia Manning.

Furthermore, Eli is the youngest son in the Manning family. Manning has two brothers, Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning. They both played American football. 

Eli Manning (far right) with his father Archie Manning (far left), Peyton Manning (second left), and Cooper Manning
Eli Manning (far right) with his father Archie Manning (far left), Peyton Manning (second left), and Cooper Manning

On the one hand, Peyton Manning had a successful football career; he played for 16 seasons in the NFL.

On the other hand, Eli’s other brother, Cooper Manning, ‘s football career was cut short due to spinal stenosis. The Mannings are known for their successful football career.

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Girl Friend | Wife | Children

The quarterback, Manning, met her future wife, Abby McGrew, at the University of Mississippi. Back then, Abby was a freshman, while Manning was a junior there. 

After dating for four years, Manning proposed to Abby in 2007. The following year, the couple got married in an intimate ceremony in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Together they have three beautiful daughters and a son. They live in Summit, New Jersey.

Manning with Wife(Abby) and his children
Manning with his Wife(Abby) and his four children

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Eli Manning | Career

Early Career

Manning went to the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, where he got into both high school football and basketball. He excelled in football and created the record of passing for 7389 yards and 89 touchdowns.

After high school, Manning joined the University of Mississippi, where he joined the team known as ‘Ole Miss Rebels.’

His father, Archie Manning, and his brother Cooper Manning went to the same University, where Archie was considered a legend.

The determined player, Eli, faced the shadow of his father’s success while at college. Their freshman year did not bring much success to Manning, but he started his quarterback career during his sophomore year.

In Manning’s senior year, he led the Rebels to a 10-3 and brought a victory in the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic against Oklahoma State.

Manning playing for Ole Miss
Manning playing for Ole Miss Rebels

Towards the end of the college year, Manning won several awards, including the Maxwell Award, the SEC Most Valuable Player Award, and the Jonny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

Manning had set college records of 10,119 passing yards, 81 touchdown passes, and a passer rating of 137.7. Furthermore, he also was nominated for the 2003 Heisman Trophy but became third in the voting.

Professional Football Career

The football star Eli participated in the 2004 NFL Draft and got first picked by the San Diego Chargers. Just before the draft, Eli and his father Archie had announced that Eli would not play if he got selected by the Chargers due to their concerns, and that’s what happened.

Despite being drafted by the Chargers, Eli got to play for the New York Giants. Manning signed a six-year contract of $45 million with the New York Giants.

Eventually, Eli’s NFL career started playing against the Philadelphia Eagles when he relieved Kurt Warner in the fourth quarter of his first season.

During Manning’s rookie year, he finished the season with 1,043 passing yards, 6 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Manning proved his worth in 2005 as the starter of the top five quarterbacks.

In 2008, after four years of his football career, Eli led the Giants to their first Super Bowl appearance in 2001. The Giants outperformed at Super Bowl XLII and beat the unbeatable New England Patriots by 17-14.

In addition to the Giants’ victory in 2008, Manning became the first quarterback to throw a last-minute championship-winning touchdown in the NFL title. For his excellent performance, he won the Most Valuable Player of the Game award.

Again in the 2012 Superbowl XLVI, Eli brought victory to the Giants, beating the Patriots 21-17, which got him the MVP title.

Finally, after 16 years long career, Manning retired from the NFL on January 22, 2020. He ended his last professional season with 1042 passing yards, 6 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions in four games.

On the very occasion of Eli’s retirement, the Giants decided never to have a number 10 again.

Other Ventures

Besides a successful football career, Manning has had rewarding and long-term endorsement contracts with various brands such as Reebok and Gatorade.

He has been actively promoting brands like Citizen Watches, DirecTV, Toyota, NFL, NFLPA, Kraft, XFINITY X1, and Samsung.

Further, Eli got together with his brother Peyton to promote campaigns for NFLShop.com and Oreo. Moreover, Eli, with Peyton and Archie, wrote the Children’s book called “Family Huddle,” which is about three brothers playing football together.

In addition to Eli’s lucrative endorsement, he participates in promotional campaigns for various social causes such as ‘Guiding Eyes for the Blind’ and ‘The No More Project.’

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Eli Manning | Achievements

As we all know, Manning was widely popularized for his consistency in games. Altogether, he was also one of the top NFL contenders who were top earners in the industry.

As most claim him to be a complete package, his courage and poise are devoted to his skillful games. 

Glancing at his NFL career statistics, Manning has maintained 8,119 passing attempts, with 4,895 passing completions.

Furthermore, he has posted a passing yard of 57,023, with touchdowns and interceptions of 366 and 244, respectively. All in all, his passer rating stands at 84.1.

Awards and Honors 

  • 2001: Conerly Trophy – Best College Football Player in Mississippi
  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XLII & XLVI)
  • 2× Super Bowl MVP (XLII & XLVI)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2008, 2011, 2012, 2015)
  • Independence Bowl MVP (2002)
  • Maxwell Award (2003) – Nation’s Top Player
  • SEC MVP (2003) – Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2003)
  • SBC Cotton Bowl Classic MVP (2004)
  • SEC Top Offensive QB – Touchdown Club of Atlanta Wally Butts Award
  • Colonel Earl (Red) Black Leadership Award 

Eli Manning | Controversy

Manning is no stranger to controversies. With fame comes praises, and whether you like it or not, some sort of criticism. 

2014 Memorabilia Scheme

Back in 2014, Manning was accused of participating in a fake memorabilia scheme alongside the Giants equipment manager Joe Skiba. Apparently, it was said that Manning, including others, was selling equipment that was used. 

As the case continued, it only came to an end in 2018. According to the sources, they settled the argument and lawsuit with a confidential settlement agreement. To illustrate, the lawsuit was filed by Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab, and Sean Godown. 

Additionally, their case was against the New York Giants, Eli Manning, John Mara, William Heller, Joseph Skiba, Edward Skiba, and Steiner Sports. Also, the lawsuit claimed that they would store used jerseys for “beat up” to make them look authentic. 

As proof, they had even showcased Manning’s email, which, as explained by the Giant’s lawyers, was taken out of context.

Additionally, during the 2017 interviews, Manning denied the accusations against him. As of now, the trials and lawsuits are over. Therewith, the Giants had stated, “focused on football, the fans, and the future.”

San Diego Chargers and Eli Manning 

Manning commenced his professional career after the San Diego Chargers drafted him in the 2004 NFL Draft as the first overall pick in the first round. However, Manning hasn’t ever played for the team to date that drafted him. 

Altogether not much has been known about why he did so, but Archie Manning later opened up the reasons behind it. The first and foremost reason, as he says, is actually that the Chargers were doing poorly back then. 

Therefore, Archie didn’t want Eli to end up like him; thus, Manning’s agent Tom Condon told them that Eli would sit out for the 2004 season. Apart from it, Archie stated that Eli was more suited for the Giants; therewith, they traded him to the Giants. 

Eli Manning | Earnings | Net Worth 

After 16 years old NFL career, the Giants’ footballer, Manning retired with a total net worth of $150 million.

At the time of retirement, he was the highest-earning player in the league with a $252 million salary.
Off the football field, Manning was one of the highest-paid endorsers during their professional career. He made around $8-$10 million a year. Manning had so many other ventures, which helped to add to his total net worth.


Manning had started the “Eli & Abby Manning Birthing Center” at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, alongside his wife. Apparently, this project cost them $10 million. 

Besides their sole project, Manning has also donated $1 million to the Children’s of Mississippi and a $100 million capital campaign.

Furthermore, he and Abby together have opened the Eli Manning Children’s Clinics at Batson Children’s Hospital in Mississippi.


Back in 2016, Manning had purchased a 7,000-square-foot home on a 1.2-acre beachside lot in the Hamptons town of Quogue for $8.5 million. 

Before buying their summer home, he sold his waterfront property — with a view of the New York City skyline — for $3.55 million.

Eli Manning | Social Media

People may not believe that Eli was not using any social platforms during his 16 seasons NFL career. Only after retiring in 2020 the legend joined Twitter. The news came as a shock to his fans and his team New York Giants.

Soon after joining, Manning became very active on Twitter, twitting 35 times a day. His rival Tom Brady, another NFL legend, even poked him with a satirical tweet.

Manning has 310.1k followers and 57 followings on his Twitter account. Usually, Eli posts about his children, his workout sessions, and his hobbies.

The athletic soul seems to be comfortable in social outlets.

Common Question About Eli Manning

What does Cooper Manning do?

Eli’s oldest brother, Cooper Manning, works as a TV host for Fox Sports and is entitled as the managing director for the Investor Relation of AJ Capital Partners. Cooper could not pursue a football career due to his illness.

Did Archie Manning play for NFL?

Yes. Archie Manning played in NFL for thirteen seasons, mainly for the New Orleans Saints. Archie is the father of successful NFL players Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.

Are Peyton Manning and Eli Manning related?

Yes. Peyton is Eli Manning’s older brother. He also played in NFL for 18 seasons for the Indianapolis Cults (14) and the Denver Broncos(4).

Is Eli active on any other social media other than Twitter?

No. He does not use any other social platforms. He only uses Twitter. The NFL star did not join any social media until after retirement in 2020. Now he exclusively uses Twitter and interacts with fans and other fellow players.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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