Manning and Rivers Share a Past, and Now the Present

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — When San Diego chose Eli Manning first over all in the 2004 N.F.L. draft, the Chargers gave him a jersey that he handed to his mother.
Less than an hour later, after the Chargers traded Manning to the Giants, his mother, Olivia, asked him, “You want me to give this away?” Manning shook his head. “Keep it,” he told her.

nytimes.com
11/7/9