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Why didn’t Eli Manning want to play for the Chargers?

Remember when Eli Manning nearly ended up in San Diego?

The Chargers, of course, selected the then-Ole Miss stud with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2004 draft, only for Eli to want to play elsewhere.

San Diego subsequently traded Manning to the Giants, yada yada yada, the rest is history — you’ve heard the entire story before and I don’t need to bore you with the details.

But have you heard why Eli didn’t want to play for the Chargers?

“It was my decision having talked with my agent, coaches, GMs, and owners,” the quarterback-turned-alternate Monday Night Football broadcaster said during an appearance on the “10 Questions with Kyle Brandt” podcast.