Happy anniversary, Eli Manning.
On this date 18 years ago, the former Ole Miss Rebels quarterback was taken by the New York Giants in the 2004 NFL Draft.
The rest, of course, is history – Eli Manning went on to win two Super Bowls playing for the New York Football Giants.
Fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to Eli on his anniversary on Sunday.
On this day in 2004, the Chargers selected Eli Manning with the first overall pick and we got one of the most memorable draft smiles ever. pic.twitter.com/QQUkoM55nL
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) April 24, 2022
— New York Giants (@Giants) April 24, 2022
— Giants Fans Online (@NYGFansOnline) April 24, 2022
Eli Manning became an NY Giant 18 years ago today. It definitely worked out well💍💍
— Carly (@carlymersky) April 24, 2022
With 4 days left until the draft i think we should all take a second and appreciate one of the greatest draft picks in franchise history.
Eli Manning pic.twitter.com/PXnna8anBG
— Clouts⚡️ (@itsclouts) April 24, 2022
On this day in New York sports history, Eli Manning became a New York Giant https://t.co/4B9r7Zd5VO
— SNY (@SNYtv) April 24, 2022
The 2022 NFL Draft is set to begin on Thursday night.