Rapid React: Younger Manning, McCown NFL Draft winners

Brad Evans
May 10, 2014

Football, and fantasy, are team sports. In many cases, you're only as good as the supporting cast around you. Last year that was certainly the case for battered QB Eli Manning.

Under constant duress and hampered by inconsistencies at receiver and running back, the two-time Super Bowl champ resembled a rotting corpse tossing a career high 27 interceptions. His 16.7 points per game ranked outside the top-30 among signal callers. Chuckle-worthy.

On the flip side, journeyman Josh McCown flourished under Marc Trestman in Chicago. Spoiled with skyscrapers Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett, he played at a top-five level with Jay Cutler sidelined, torching secondaries from Weeks 7-14 while ultimately parlaying the hot streak into a starting gig with Tampa.

In the above clip, Shaun King explains why the selection of Odell Beckham should help Eli regain face. Meanwhile, the Noise states the case why McCown, now blessed with Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins, is a QB2 worth targeting late in your draft.