Backup: Curtis Painter

Best-case scenario: At this point in Eli's career, the best case is always going to be a ring. Haters: If you don't think he's "elite" by now, just stick to playing Madden.
Worst-case scenario: He still makes big plays with the newly re-upped Victor Cruz, but mediocre production from the injury-prone Hakeem Nicks and the still-unproven Rueben Randle leaves him with perpetual Eli face.