No last name carries quite the same weight as the one that Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, and Eli Manning all don. Besides sharing the responsibility for more than 150,000 passing yards and 1,000 touchdowns combined in the NFL, the 3 quarterbacks have also shared the same roof at one point.
The Lineage Is Continued
Mannings are without a doubt football’s royal family. If anyone wants to create a perfect quarterback specimen in a lab, Manning DNA might be the most important ingredient.
However, it seems like this family doesn’t need a lab – and Arch Manning is the living proof. The son of the third Manning brother, Cooper, Arch is a freshman at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans in 2019, which is the same Louisiana high school where all Archie’s sons played.
The young Arch won’t graduate until 2023, but the freshman already started as a quarterback for the Greenies, led them to a 9-1 regular season, and a playoff berth in his 1st season. He was named MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year.
His Grandson Reminds Manning of Cooper
Archie says Cooper was, by far, the best athlete of the family. He played high-score sports and could have played college but was forced to quit after being diagnosed with a rare spinal condition at 18.
It wasn’t fair for Cooper, but his son, Arch, is definitely making up for that. Cooper is proud to watch his son as a football phenom himself, and Arch is thrilled by the fact. However, the old Mannings are making sure the young Arch doesn’t feel too much pressure.
Manning opened up about the one thing he’s always been saying to his kids, and what he’d keep saying to Arch the day before a game: “Go have fun.”
The world is going to keep a close eye on Arch for the next three years, and hopefully one day he’ll be an All-American SEC passer declaring for the NFL Draft.