Eli Almost a Brown, Big Ben Falling, & Rivers Traded All Part of Dramatic 2004 Draft Day | NFL Films

  • Published on Apr 16, 2018
  • Recounting the wild and dramatic experiences of the three star quarterbacks, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, and Philip Rivers, during the 2004 NFL Draft.
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  • Cornflack
    Cornflack 5 hours ago +1

    Haha shoutout to the fans in New York at 0:48 shouting "Eli Sucks." If only they knew.

  • steve O
    steve O Day ago

    I think Big Ben, and Rivers, are better QB’s than Eli Manning, even though he won 2 Super Bowls with the Giants. Imo Rivers would of been just as good or better in those Super Bowl runs that Eli had!

  • Madden Clipzzz
    Madden Clipzzz 10 days ago

    San Diego sucks

  • Master Bruce
    Master Bruce 10 days ago

    Ben got played despite winning a championship. Backroom picks.

  • Skai R
    Skai R 14 days ago

    Back when River's had 1 kid.

  • Damon Gibson
    Damon Gibson 17 days ago +1

    Why are all of these QBs falling apart now. Eli, and Philip are past the Brett Farve eclipse of their career. Ben is fragile. He was out certain games when we needed a win and he was hurt. (Playoffs). Now he did something in his elbow and is put so...

  • Ricky Digital Marketing

    That was a great trade for the Chargers . They. Always had Rivers as their top qb prospect and they also Still had Brees . Either way even if Manning stays with them and he sits a year they are still covered at the position . But since they knew giants really wanted manning they played their own game . They could have simply drafted rivers with their first pick but took a gamble to get something extra and it Paid out.

  • Global Atheist
    Global Atheist 22 days ago

    Boy Eli was quite the wordsmith back then.lol

  • Marc 0
    Marc 0 22 days ago

    because dad didnt want eli and peyton going head to head every year

  • Joshua Smith
    Joshua Smith 25 days ago

    Phillip Rivers Circa 2004, only 2 kids in.

  • Wil Leitner
    Wil Leitner Month ago

    Eli Manning is a little worm.

  • Monaal singh
    Monaal singh Month ago

    2:29 is that how bad the idea of joining san diego was back then ?

  • van2dan
    van2dan Month ago

    If Eli, didn’t mind being a Charger. I don’t think the Chargers would have been as good as they were from 2004 to 2010.

  • van2dan
    van2dan Month ago

    As a Chargers fan, I didn’t like the Manning for doing that. I’m sure they are nice or great people in many ways. Eli has not won a game against the Chargers. I don’t think Archie Manning ever won a game against the Chargers in his career.

  • 4lugan
    4lugan Month ago

    Seems that Eli has a neurological disease.

  • jcb3393
    jcb3393 Month ago

    So glad Big Ben didn't become a G-Man. Eli is far and away superior, as a man and as a role model.
    (And he beat Brady in 2 Super Bowls... which is always terrific!)

  • James O'Melia
    James O'Melia Month ago

    Rip Sean Taylor I heard his name when the redskins picked

  • Andy S
    Andy S Month ago

    4 HOF'ers in the first 11 picks, not bad.

  • Spike Spiegel
    Spike Spiegel Month ago

    FFS. Eli looks and act like a retard.

  • Vasil Jambazov
    Vasil Jambazov Month ago

    Philip Rivers
    Total Yards: 55,282 Total TD: 377 Total INT: 180... SuperBowl wins - 0
    Eli Manning
    Total Yards: 56,537 Total TD: 362 Total INT: 241... SuperBowl wins - 2
    Ben Rothlisberger
    Total Yards: 56,545 Total TD: 363 Total INT: 191... SuperBowl wins - 2
    P.S. Philip Rivers is as good as Eli and Ben... but to win SB you need good team!

  • Shane Jacob
    Shane Jacob Month ago

    rivers going at 4 to NYG reminds me of daniel jones going at 6 to NYG. hm.

  • Slim is chillin
    Slim is chillin Month ago

    “Can you believe Philip Rivers would actually be the 4th pick of the draft?”, says Big Ben’s agent 😂 he had such a smug look on his face. Idk why I thought that was hilarious

  • Randy Goble
    Randy Goble 2 months ago

    RIP Sean Taylor

  • YoniTheGr8est
    YoniTheGr8est 2 months ago

    The fake smile 😂

  • SirAustinTheFifth
    SirAustinTheFifth 2 months ago

    Big Ben comparing him with Rodgers, from 4th to 11th isn’t the best but Aaron Rodgers from 1st to 24th I actually feel for that guy

  • Ahmed Chaibi
    Ahmed Chaibi 2 months ago +1

    6:53 momma boy almost cried

  • Ahmed Chaibi
    Ahmed Chaibi 2 months ago

    Corruption of the manning

  • Luke Enno
    Luke Enno 2 months ago

    In 2019, Ben, Eli and Philip. All of them are still in the league in their 16th seasons. Granted, Ben is out for the season. Eli is benched. But between the 3 of them, 5 Super Bowl appearances, 4 Lombardi Trophies and a host of starts and wins. Ben has been the main QB for 16 seasons (except the 16th season). Eli was the main QB for 14 seasons plus. Philip has been the Chargers QB for 14 seasons.

  • Tactical Toot
    Tactical Toot 2 months ago

    Why is Big Ben wearing a Cardinals pin?

  • oofahman mooch
    oofahman mooch 2 months ago

    Cry baby Eli....you suck

  • Ross Knows
    Ross Knows 2 months ago

    Lmao Rivers already had two kids at this point

  • Nathan Corless
    Nathan Corless 2 months ago

    just imagine eli on the chargers ben on the giants and rivers on the steelers

  • Anthony Ibarra
    Anthony Ibarra 2 months ago

    Geez, Phillip Rivers be doing too much creampie action

  • Error Report
    Error Report 2 months ago

    It’s good to have a family knowledgeable and bold enough to look out for your best interests, but not complete clowns who go too far. I think Archie got it just right. Eli has a couple SB’s out of the deal.

  • Charles Bunten
    Charles Bunten 2 months ago

    Rivers already had 3 kids by the time he was drafted 😂😂

  • Julianne Robinson
    Julianne Robinson 2 months ago

    If a college football player acts like Eli did during that draft they shouldn’t be allowed in it

  • Justin Puyear
    Justin Puyear 2 months ago +1

    Eli Manning looks like Walter Whites cripple son

  • Sage
    Sage 2 months ago +2

    9:10 The chargers definitely won that trade. they definitely got more value out of it

  • Ryan Friesen
    Ryan Friesen 2 months ago +3

    ruthlessburgers dad wasnt kidding when he said the good and the bad will be coming

  • Patrick McLeod
    Patrick McLeod 2 months ago

    **..... And now I have yet another justifiable reason to completely dislike Eli Manning! As an Eagles fan, I obviously don't care for the Giants, but I don't dislike most of their players. Eli, on the other hand, annoys me. He has got to be the most privileged player on ANY NFL team! The guy 'somehow' managed 2 Superbowl wins, despite the fact that he's really not that good. Worse yet, he's been a below-average QB for quite a few years now, but the Giants seem to misguidedly think that they "owe him" something, so they keep him as their starter, regardless of his poor play, year after year!
    But FINALLY, they replaced his overrated ass in 2019! Christ, even the 49ers benched Montana shortly after his career reached its end, and he was much, MUCH better than Eli.... Cut the umbilical cord already! Eli has more money than God anyway! So, if he actually was a man of character, and if he had the same respect for his team(and their fans), that they have for him, he would retire, and stop wasting their time and money!

  • rob duncan
    rob duncan 2 months ago

    "we're very very proud of all youve done and all youre gonna do"...Ken Roethlisberger. does this include the raping?

  • ACZiemba 326
    ACZiemba 326 2 months ago

    From the beginning of his career, Eli cool under pressure, humble, classy, handling everything professionally. The perfect man to be the face of a franchise, especially in a town like New York.

  • Mike Hurt
    Mike Hurt 2 months ago +1

    Imagine how different things would have been if the Giants gotten Big Ben instead of Eli

  • benjamin kinslow
    benjamin kinslow 2 months ago +3

    Big Ben agent looks like he could be the green goblin

  • Supa Nova
    Supa Nova 2 months ago

    History has proven Archie to be 100% correct and I’m not even talking about the 2 rings that Eli has. The Chargers are a DUMPSTER! They’re a mismanaged franchise where careers slide into the unknown annals of the NFL. No one cares about a Chargers player. Poor Philip and his 348 kids have wasted his HOF career for that clown show.

  • Jacob Nickell
    Jacob Nickell 2 months ago

    Ben says i was really the first one to sit there,
    Tom brady sat through 198 picks

    • René Camarena
      René Camarena 2 months ago

      But the situation was different because Brady was the "worst" prospect, and Ben was expected to be one of the firsts picks

  • anthony77343
    anthony77343 2 months ago

    Eli Manning has never won against the Chargers. It's said that he and Ryan Leaf are the two most hated athletes in San Diego

  • Havgle
    Havgle 2 months ago


  • erin danko
    erin danko 2 months ago +1

    at some parts big ben kinda looks like will ferrell...

  • Juan Sanchez
    Juan Sanchez 2 months ago

    Bruh that was funny when I thought Ben was something else Lol

  • TTP Alextarheel11
    TTP Alextarheel11 2 months ago

    who would’ve thought Ben was the best QB in that draft

  • Jew Hunter
    Jew Hunter 2 months ago

    Big Bens agent - what a tool

  • topsofwow
    topsofwow 2 months ago

    Honestly it worked out for all involved. I think Rivers was a better fit for the Chargers and obviously Eli and Ben had great Super Bowl winning careers.

  • Vinny The poo
    Vinny The poo 2 months ago +1

    Philip rivers is the best out of the three change my mind.

    • Adrian Lawlor
      Adrian Lawlor 2 months ago +1

      Whats being better really mean when the ultimate goal is a super bowl? 4 to 0

  • Jabrony
    Jabrony 2 months ago +1

    😂 Chargers really asked for Umeyiora , glad giants didn’t do that he was a main part of their 2007 team

  • BamaShanks
    BamaShanks 2 months ago

    Ben's agent seems so unprofessional. Like Ben is going to have to console his agent.

  • Daniel Creasy
    Daniel Creasy 2 months ago

    Why not just Draft Phillip Rivers in the first place??

    • Lotto Fever
      Lotto Fever 2 months ago

      So they could fleece the Giants for draft picks.

  • Austin Pace
    Austin Pace 2 months ago

    Am I the only one that finds Big Bens agent a CRINGE MACHINE. AHHHH i just wanna pop him in the face hahaha

  • Carlo Alberto
    Carlo Alberto 2 months ago

    rivers already with 3 kids 9:38

  • Larry Ogunjobi
    Larry Ogunjobi 2 months ago

    1:41 when your talking to your grandma but it get really akward