SNL Promo: Will Rookie Eli Manning Score a TD?

Two-time Super Bowl-winning New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will follow in his big brother Peyton’s footsteps and host Saturday Night Live this weekend, with musical guest Rihanna. But in his first time out, is he poised to score a touchdown or fumble?

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In this first promo from NBC, Jason Sudeikis (in a fantastically flimsy facsimile of a Voice chair) tries to draft Eli to his “team,” only to lose out to a better offer. Kenan Thompson costars in the rest of the vignettes, which include a bevy of football puns (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), a brief singing jag and the QB’s attempt to hit Thompson on the numbers.

Watch the clips here, then share your prediction how this Manning will measure up against SNL‘s past athlete hosts.

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  1. Billie says:

    Anyone else only focusing on the lisp?

  2. Jack Bauer says:

    Wonder if Eli’s brother Peyton is going to show up this weekend now that he’s going from the Indianapolis Colts to the Denver Broncos and how about if SNL is going to do a “tebow-ing” skit?

  3. Renee says:

    Eli seems shy to me so this might be painful.

  4. cjeffery7 says:

    haha nice. those were all pretty funny.

  5. JessyLA says:

    WOW! Eli is so freaking hot. Those were funny, btw.