Now that Peyton and Eli Manning are retired from the NFL, there’s another Manning who’s set to keep the Manning name going. His name is Arch Manning. Now Arch is not in the NFL or college, he’s a sophomore in high school, and he is good.
Arch has the potential to go on and have a successful football career. He’s following in the footsteps of his father and uncles, who went on to have a lot of success.
The Manning’s have produced talented quarterbacks
Arch’s father is Cooper Manning. Cooper was a standout football player at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana, the same school Arch attends. Cooper was an all-state receiver at Newman and was committed to play football at Ole Miss. Unfortunately, Cooper had to retire from football after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis at 18.
Cooper is the oldest son of College Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning, and he’s the older brother of Peyton and Eli. Arch has a great supporting cast surrounding him, and his family has a lot of NFL experience. When you have a grandfather and uncles who played in the NFL and had success, you can pick their brain at any time, and they’ll offer their knowledge and experience to you. That’s what Arch is doing. Peyton and Eli have won multiple Super Bowl titles and have earned many individual awards during their time in the league.
Archie paved the way for Eli and Peyton, and now it’s Arch’s turn to keep the Manning name going strong. As he gets older, Arch will get better and better. He’s already the talk of the town as a sophomore, and by the time he’s a senior, everyone will know who he is if they already don’t know.
The Manning’s have a rich history in the NFL
Archie was the first Manning to get the ball running. He attended Ole Miss in college and had an impressive career there. Archie was a three-year starter at the quarterback position. During his college career, he threw for 4,753 yards and 31 touchdowns and ran for 823 yards. In 1969, he was named the SEC Player of the Year, and he also was a first-team All American and first-team All-SEC member.
After his college career, the New Orleans Saints selected him with the second overall pick in the 1971 NFL draft. He spent 10 seasons with the Saints and was selected to the Pro Bowl twice in 1978 and 1979. Archie finished his NFL career playing for the Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings. He threw for 23,911 yards and 125 touchdowns, with 173 interceptions, and rushed for 2,197 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Archie’s two sons, Eli and Peyton, went on to succeed in the league. Peyton spent 18 seasons in the league, spending most of his career with the Indianapolis Colts and finishing with the Denver Broncos. He won two Super Bowls throughout his career, one with the Colts and the other with the Broncos. The talented quarterback was a five-time NFL MVP and set NFL record yards for most passing yards in a season (5,477) and most passing touchdowns (55).
Peyton’s younger brother had success during his NFL career as well. Eli spent his entire career with the New York Giants. In his 16 seasons, he won two Super Bowl titles like his brother and was a two-time Super Bowl MVP. Eli retired, setting many records for the Giants, and he will go down as one of the top players in the franchise.
Arch Manning is living up to the hype during his high school career
Arch has got off to a successful start to his high school career. According to 247 Sports, he is rated as the No. 1 quarterback and No. 5 overall recruit in the high school class of 2023. This year, he made his national TV debut as he led his school to a 55-22 victory over KIPP Booker T. Washington. During the game, he threw for 241 yards, two passing touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also added two rushing touchdowns.
As a freshman, Arch put together an impressive season. According to Max Preps, he threw for 2,438 yards and 34 touchdowns as a freshman. According to Max Preps, he’s thrown for 471 yards and six touchdowns through two games in his sophomore season. The sophomore sensation already has nine offers, including Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Duke, Tennessee, Florida State, and Arkansas, according to Rivals. More offers will continue to come for the talented quarterback, and he will be a name that people will remember.