Giants quarterback Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons

Catherine Garcia

Eli Manning, the quarterback who led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl wins, is retiring after 16 seasons, the Giants said Wednesday.

Manning, 39, will make a formal announcement during a press conference on Friday. "For 16 seasons, Eli Manning defined what it is to be a New York Giant both on and off the field," John Mara, president and CEO of the Giants, said in a statement. "Eli is our only two-time Super Bowl MVP and one of the very best players in our franchise's history. He represented our franchise as a consummate professional with dignity and accountability. It meant something to Eli to be the Giants quarterback, and it meant even more to us."

Manning set several franchise records, including most touchdown passes (366), completed passes (4,895), and passing yards (57,023).

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