Viral WATCH: Political Playbook: NY QB Eli Manning Shouts Creative New Audible
NFL quarterbacks often use "audibles"--or one-word shouts at the line of scrimmage to switch to a specific play at the last second-- in an attempt to adjust to the opposing team's defensive setup.
The 'audibles' are usually unique to each quarterback or team and are used as a kind of code to confound the opposing team.
Playing in London today, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning appeared to have a new 'political' play in his playbook when he lined up--and his choice soon went viral.
"Trump, Trump--Trump, Trump!" Manning can be heard shouting at the line during the Giants' bout with the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Post reported.
Heard Eli Manning made a "trump" call at the line of scrimmage? Come on Tom Brady - your turn
— M.A.W.G. (@ezy06001) October 23, 2016
Oh those Manning brothers. Just heard Eli during this @Giants drive calling an audible shouting, "Trump! Trump! Trump!"
— Bill Roose (@Bill_Roose) October 23, 2016
Did Eli just use Trump as a Cadence?
— Michael Stephenson (@MCSGOTCHA) October 23, 2016
Sportscaster Dan Fouts, a former San Diego Chargers quarterback, was calling the game and seemed to confirm, "I think I heard a 'Trump' call."
While New England's Tom Brady is known to be a close friend of the Republican presidential nominee, it remains to be seen why Eli apparently chose to use Trump's name as a new play-call.
Manning's brother, the recently-retired Peyton Manning, was widely-known to regularly use "Omaha, Omaha!" as his choice audible.
Neither Manning has endorsed a presidential candidate.
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