Eli Manning is retiring from the NFL at the age of 39 after 16 NFL seasons.

While he largely had an inconsistent career and was largely considered to be a lesser quarterback compared to his contemporaries, Manning did win a pair of Super Bowl MVPs with improbable playoff runs in 2007 and 2011. Manning's Hall of Fame case will be one of the most fiercely debated topics in recent football memory given the probability he wouldn't receive consideration without the two Super Bowl runs.

Manning has made more than $250 million from his football contracts, the most in NFL history. 

Manning was set to become a free agent after losing his job to Daniel Jones.