Eli Manning was formally benched for Daniel Jones today, and it set up the ever-lasting debate about whether he deserves to get into the Hall of Fame. This is a weird debate because pretty much everyone agrees that he will get in, but then there is a split about whether he deserves that.

The inevitability of his induction is exemplified by longtime former New York Daily News columnist Gary Meyers:

First ballot! This means he’s unimpeachable.

The issue I have is that, despite those two magical playoff runs, I really don’t think there was a time in his career that Eli Manning was one of the two or three best quarterbacks in the league, let alone the top spot.