Eli Manning tells Amani Toomer: Ike Hilliard was better than you
Earlier this month, former Giants receiver Amani Toomer said Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is a better player than Toomer’s old teammate Eli Manning. Manning, has since laughed the comment off and has now taken a friendly shot back at Toomer.
Manning said on WFAN’s Boomer and Carton show that he joked with Toomer by telling him that Ike Hilliard, who played wide receiver alongside Toomer during Manning’s rookie season, was better than Toomer.
“You’ve got to laugh about it,” Manning said, via the Star Ledger. “I saw Toomer not too long ago. I just walked up to him and said, ‘You know what, I thought Ike Hilliard [was] a better Giants receiver than you were. Willie Ponder was probably a better receiver than you were.’ . . . You’ve got to laugh about it instead of getting upset. There’s no point. Amani’s been a good pal of mine and still is, so you’ve got to laugh about it.”