The idea of No. 6 overall draft pick Daniel Jones becoming the next Eli Manningjust got a lot more real.
Manning and his older brother, Peyton, are both two-time Super Bowl champions. Despite their long and largely successful careers, the siblings share a particularly forlorn facial expression that fans have somewhat-lovingly dubbed “Manning Face.”
Since Peyton’s retirement from the NFL in 2016, it’s been up to Eli alone to carry on the Manning Face legend – until now.
A photograph taken by Danielle Parhizkaran at the New York Giants’ offseason workouts on Monday began making the rounds on Twitter after fans noticed an uncanny resemblance between Manning and the newly drafted Jones.
The NFL regular season is only 16 games long, so it’s important to make them all count.
Of course, some teams will always get luckier than others. A weak division or the ability to face stronger opponents at home are obvious advantages that not every team receives each season.
NFL.com graded each team’s strength of schedule for the upcoming season and ranked the Washington Redskins’ 2019 opponents as the easiest group to face.
Other teams that got pretty lucky with their schedules include the New York Giants (who will “visit” the Jets this season), the Cincinnati Bengals (who will host three of 2018’s last-place teams), and the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (who will play the Chiefs in Foxborough yet again).