1. Eli Manning, QB (NYG)

Finally we get to the bonafide best player in New York City.

Eli Manning isn’t just the best player between the two teams, he is an icon.

Sure fans get frustrated with the guy. His inconsistencies are sometimes hard to ignore. He, along with the entire Giants team, far too often plays down to their competition.

For his very few negatives, comes legendary positives.

There is no quarterback I have ever seen play so average in the dull moment, yet play so brilliantly when the money is on the line. When the game breaks down the moment becomes too big for 99 percent of the QBs who’ve ever played the position, Eli Manning thrives.

I know this: the Jets organization would give up their entire roster for a chance to obtain a quarterback like Manning. In a league where QB is actually too important, the Giants can win despite a mediocre overall roster.

With Eli Manning, Super Bowls are always possible, despite the odds.