A week before Super Bowl XLVI, I asked Joe Namath whether a second ring for Eli Manning would stamp him the greatest quarterback in New York history.
“You’re at liberty to say yes,’’ he said.
When I asked again Thursday he equivocated a bit, citing other Giants greats. (Not to mention himself, of course.) In the end, all he would say is he remains a big fan of the man.
“[Wednesday] night Eli might not have been the best quarterback in the history of New York football,’’ Namath said. “But I tell you what: I would take him on my team any time, any day.’’