The giants got the better of the Eli Manning Phillip Rivers trade
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1. Eli Manning is not a better QB than Philip Rivers.
2. While the Giants received nothing but Eli Manning, the Chargers also received Nate Kaeding.
3. While the Giants received nothing but Eli Manning, the Chargers also received Shawn Merriman.
Yanks4eva forfeited this round.
In Eli Manning's career, he has made 3 Pro Bowl teams and has a quarterback rating of 81.2. In Philip River's career, he has made 5 Pro Bowl teams and holds a quarterback rating of 96.0. The stats do not stop there. Philip Rivers has a pass completion percentage of 64.4, while Manning's is only 58.5. Rivers has thrown 104 career interceptions, and Manning 171. Though Manning does have 8 more career touchdowns and roughly 3,000 more yards, Manning has played in 21 more games than Rivers, more than a full season, and given River's season averages, Rivers would surely make up the deficits.
Rivers has a current salary of $10.2 million, while Manning has a pricier salary of $13 million.
In the trade, the Chargers also acquired Nate Kaeding, a kicker with a field goal percentage of 86.2, and also a 2x Pro Bowler.
They also acquired Shawne Merriman, who had 45.5 sacks in his career (the majority with the Chargers) and was a 3x Pro Bowler.
I believe that in my argument all I must do to win the debate is prove Rivers is a better quarterback than Manning, which I have done. To add to my argument, I have provided to extra examples of how the Chargers got the better of the 2004 draft trade featuring Philip Rivers and Eli Manning.
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