Eli Manning is a Super Bowl champion. So is his brother Peyton. Their dad, Archie, is a two-time Pro Bowler. One thing they have in common is knowing how to win. Oh and that other thing? Being a NFL quarterback.
So it runs in the family, right?
With the Mannings, at least, this seems to be the case! It looks like they have another future NFL quarterback in their family.
CBS Sports’ Gabriel Fernandez notes that “Arch is the son of Cooper Manning, the oldest of the three Manning brothers and the one who has often been described as the best athlete in the family. Cooper was a standout wide receiver during his high school days at Newman and even earned a scholarship to Ole Miss, but a rare spinal condition forced him to hang up his cleats. Peyton actually threw passes to Cooper during their high school days as they are only two years apart in age.”
Here’s some Arch Manning stats for you (per 247 Sports):
- 247 Sports lists Arch as the top-ranked quarterback recruit in the nation of the 2023 Class
- Arch is the quarterback at Isidore Newman High School in Louisiana
- Check out this college list of who’s recruited him so far: Alabama, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, and Georgia
Could Clemson be a front-runner? Maybe. There’s still a lot of time for Arch to make this important decision in his life. But recently, per 247 Sports Garrett Stepien, “New Orleans Isidore Newman 2023 five-star quarterback Arch Manning spent the past weekend at a camp and visit with Clemson, and the Tigers evidently made a tone-setting move in his recruitment.”
In the meantime in this recruiting process, Arch is showing why colleges want him to be their quarterback.
And with a recent dime posted online recently from that Clemson camp that was thrown by Arch for a touchdown (something Eli knows a thing or two about), he had to let everyone know who taught him that.
Eli’s got plenty of proof of throws like that, touchdowns he’s thrown where his nephew can watch film of.
But, would pops Cooper or another one of his uncles, Peyton, or his grandfather, Archie, beg to differ on who actually taught him that?
Either way, he’s got a plethora of quarterbacks to learn from in the family. I’m sure Thanksgiving and Christmases are filled with a ton of quarterback knowledge.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
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