Retired New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has added one final award to his trophy case, taking home the 2020 Pro Football Writer Association Good Guy Award.
The PFWA officially made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.
Despite being relegated to the backup role in 2019 following a Week 1 loss, Manning remained professional and courteous with the local and national media, exceeding his requirements and never once expressing a disdain for rookie Daniel Jones.
The Good Guy Award is presented to the player who exhibits professionalism “in helping pro football writers do their jobs,” and Manning’s nomination entry can be found below:
QB Eli Manning, New York Giants (retired) — Manning earned praise both for his body of work in his dealings with the media over the course of his career, and particularly in his approach during a difficult final season when he was moved in and out of the starting lineup bench as the Giants started Daniel Jones in 12 games.
The only Giant to win the PFWA Good Guy Award prior to Manning was running back Tiki Barber, who took home the honor in 2006.