He’s got Eli’s brown locks, Peyton’s arm and is named after Archie.
Meet the heir to the Manning NFL throne.
Arch Manning — son of Cooper and nephew of the two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks — turned heads Friday night while scrimmaging with the varsity Isidore Newman School team in New Orleans.
The soon-to-be freshman at his dad’s and uncles’ alma mater threw three touchdown passes while wearing a green jersey emblazoned with the No. 16. Maybe there will be Blue in his future.
“He’s got two good uncles that have worked on some footwork, and throwing with him a little bit. He does look sound,” Newman varsity coach Nelson Stewart said of the 13-year-old Manning last winter. “If you look at his mechanics and his release, he’s further ahead than most we’ve had. I think he looks the part right now.”
Manning, 6-foot-1, has already secured offers from Ole Miss, where the legends of Eli and Archie grew, and Tennessee, the one-time home of Peyton. His father was once also well on his way to an NFL career before being diagnosed with a rare spinal condition at 18.