Eli Manning handling Super Bowl ticket requests for Peyton

'Hey Eli, I need you to do me a big favor.' (USATSI)
'Hey Eli, I need you to do me a big favor.' (USATSI)

Eli Manning probably isn't going to have as much free time this week as he thought he was going to have. The younger brother of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been given a very important job for Peyton's big game: He's in charge of Super Bowl ticket requests.  

"He's asked for a number for me to try to get and I hit that number," Eli said during a conference call on Thursday. "Unless he has a few surprises, I'm in good shape right now."

Eli lives in Hoboken, NJ, which is about 10 miles away from East Rutherford, NJ, where the Super Bowl will be played on Feb. 2. Eli didn't get the ticket job though because of his proximity to the game, he got it, because apparently that's a thing with the Manning brothers.

If one brother makes it to the Super Bowl, the other brother handles ticket requests. 

"We try to help out in any way you can," Peyton said after practice on Thursday, via Yahoo.com. "That's certainly a way I've been helpful to him and he's been helpful to me, over the past two I've played in and he's helped me out again this year. You certainly appreciate that."

Think about that, the Manning brothers have been to so many Super Bowls that they have a 'thing.' Eli's practically a professional ticket-broker at this point, after all, it is his third time handling Super Bowl ticket requests. 

Colts owner Jim Irsay is also helping Peyton out with tickets. The Colts -- like all other NFL teams -- are allotted 1.2 percent of the 82,566 tickets to the game. 

"We've already talked this week about getting him some extra [Super Bowl] tickets and I told him, 'You've got it, buddy. Go get 'em. Go win it.' I wish him all the best," Irsay said on Wednesday

As for the actual game, Eli has some advice for Peyton on playing at MetLife Stadium, but he wasn't willing to share that advice because Russell Wilson might find out about it. 

"I might have a few things for him, but I don't want to reveal that, because I don't want to give it to Russell Wilson,” Eli said. "So any tips I may have wind-wise, I would tell him in private."

Peyton and Wilson might not need any advice though, both quarterbacks played at MetLife Stadium in 2013 and both quarterbacks came away winners. 

CBS Sports Writer

John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

Our Latest Stories