Eli Manning has pretty much played the same way over the years, but if you ask Mike Sullivan, one thing about the New York Giants quarterback has changed — and it's not those awkward facial expressions.
One thing that’s different, according to the Giants quarterbacks coach is Manning’s arm strength.
“I think his arm is very live,” Sullivan said at Giants practice on Wednesday. “I don’t think his arm has ever been stronger.”
It goes without saying that the 34-year-old Manning is a wiser, if not slower, signal caller than when Sullivan last worked with him in 2011. But physically stronger?
Now reunited with Manning again as his quarterbacks coach after more than three years, Sullivan believes he is.
"He looks like he's got a lot of zip on the football," Sullivan said. "He's worked hard to take care of his body, to work on some of his fundamentals and techniques and try to make sure he's able to do all the things necessary to get everything into his throws."
And with Ben McAdoo's offense lining up with top-flight weapons like Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr., it looks like this could be the year of Air Manning.