After beating the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl with a game-winning, 88-yard touchdown drive in the game's final two minutes Sunday, Manning flew to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., for the traditional Super Bowl MVP parade, and then back to New York for a taping of Monday's "Late Show with David Letterman."
"I think when you have one, that second one, you really do it for the other guys who've never had that experience. The first one just is wild," the two-time Super Bowl MVP told an adoring audience.
Letterman said Eli is his favorite Manning, teasing brother Peyton, quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, who had neck surgery and missed the entire season. Letterman then pressed the younger Manning on his brother's plans for next season.
Eli told Letterman that Peyton wants to play but didn't know where he would end up.
"You know! Don't lie to me!" Letterman joked.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.