Sports | October 2, 2019 10:14 am

QB Prospect Arch Manning Is Doing Something Uncles Peyton and Eli Never Did

Arch has already earned the starting QB job at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans

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Ex-quarterbacks Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and Eli Manning of the New York Giants. (Jim McIsaac/Getty)
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Named for his grandfather Archie, Cooper Manning’s son Arch has already accomplished something on the football field that his uncles Peyton and Eli never did.

Though his NFL uncles started off playing JV during their freshman years at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Arch has already earned the starting quarterback job on the school’s varsity team.

More mobile in the pocket than his Super Bowl-winning uncles, Arch has led the Greenies to a 4-0 start.

“He’s probably a little ahead of them as a freshman,” Archie told the Indianapolis Star. “We did the Friday night thing for years and years. We did Saturday and we’ve done Sunday, and it looked like we were about through with that, and here we are on Friday nights again.”

Set to graduate in 2023, Arch earned a spot on varsity after a scrimmage game for Isidore Newman in May where he threw three touchdowns.

Though the QB prospect has already drawn interest from Ole Miss and Tennessee, the Manning family is not allowing him to speak with college coaches or to the media.

“Our theme is, ‘Let’s let Arch be a freshman,’” his grandfather said. “He’s playing good, he’s on a good team, they’re having a lot of success and having a lot of fun and that’s the way it should be.”

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