Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is adding rapping to his repertoire. The two-time Super Bowl MVP hit the studio with rapper Fivio Foreign according to the official Giants Twitter account.
Hottest track of the year dropping soon 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Yxg2zi7Aor
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 9, 2022
Manning was joined by his former center and teammate Shaun O’Hara.
If you’re going to hit the studio with a hip-hop artist, you should look the part, right? Manning rocked a yellow hoodie from French fashion company Celine, a matching bucket hat and an icy chain. The three men enjoyed some libations while they worked on the track.
O’hara tweeted the “’Big Blue Drip’ dropping soon.”
— Shaun O'Hara (@ShaunOHara60) November 10, 2022
In the song — a “Giants on 3” remix to the NY rapper’s “1 on 3” tune — Manning and O’Hara take turns rappin’ over Fivio’s beat. If we can call what they’re doing rapping.
It’s all in good fun, but Manning shouldn’t quit his day job. In actuality this is an extension of Manning’s “day job.”
In February of this year ESPN expanded its deal with Omaha Productions, Eli’s brother Peyton’s production company. The deal means more years of the popular “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” simulcast. Omaha production also produces ESPN+ “Places,” a series which features Eli, among other notable former professional athletes.
Eli is not afraid to make fun of himself, and when he is committed to a bit he’s all the way in.
This “1 On 3” remix is fiiiiire 🔥
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 10, 2022
Regardless of what he does going forward, Eli Manning is and always will be New York football royalty. He’s the leader of two Giants Super Bowl championship teams.
Never the best quarterback in the league, but he played his entire 16 year-career for the Giants. His 2007 and 2011 playoff runs were the best games he’s played as a pro. He was consistent, clutch in the big moment and did nothing to discredit the Manning name as the most royal of all quarterback families.
In the eight games during those runs Manning threw for 2,073 yards, 15 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Each playoff run culminated in a matchup against the mighty New England Patriots led by Tom Brady, and Manning’s Giants were victorious both times.
“I’ve been around Tom numerous times, and I’ve never brought up a Super Bowl or our games versus them,” Eli Manning said in January of last year. “He actually brings it up. It still bothers him a little bit, especially the ’07 one when they had the chance to go down as the greatest team of all time.”
Manning and everyone else hail Brady as the GOAT quarterback, but the former Giants quarterback loves that he holds those two Super Bowl wins over him.
“I mean the guy’s got six MVPs and seven Super Bowls. He brings it up. He brings it up. Like it still bothers him,” Eli Manning continued on the podcast. “And I see Brady, he’s like, ‘that freaking ’07 season Super Bowl,’ it hurts him still, which is good. I kind of like having that. I like that part of it.”
Whether it’s goofing with brother Peyton on “Monday Night Football,” hosting “Saturday Night Live,” hitting the studios with rappers, or going undercover at a Penn State University football open tryout, it’s seemingly fun to be Eli Manning.