Eli Manning
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his wife Abby welcomed their fourth child and first son into the world on Super Bowl Sunday.

Every year at the Super Bowl, long-time New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is usually a big hit. Whether he’s making his rounds on radio row or starring in Super Bowl commercials, Manning is usually pretty busy. However, Eli didn’t make much noise during this past Super Bowl week in Atlanta, GA. Turns out, he had a pretty good reason, per Tom Rock of Newsday.

Just after midnight on Super Bowl Sunday, Eli and his wife Abby welcomed a newborn son into the world. Charles “Charlie” Elisha Manning is Eli and Abby’s fourth child and first son.

Maybe someday we’ll see Charlie have a pro-football career as a quarterback just like his dad and uncle Peyton Manning. But we’ll leave that choice to him and his family, of course.

Charlie may never get to see and remember his father Eli play live, which is tough. Next year may possibly be Manning’s last year as the Big Blue quarterback. He will most likely be brought back in 2019 as a mentor for whomever the Giants decide to draft in April. It very well could be Dwayne Haskins out of Ohio State University. However, time will tell what the Giants decide to do.

Manning this past year threw for 4,299 yards and 21 touchdowns during the Giants’ 5-11 season. It was the sixth time in the last seven seasons that Big Blue didn’t make the postseason. He also had a 66 percent completion rate, the highest completion percentage of his 15-year career.

Congratulations to Eli and Abby. If you were upset about Eli very suspiciously not attending many Super Bowl events, well now you know why. And let me just say, it’s a pretty damn good reason.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.