ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 08: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talks with Jerry Jones before a Sunday night game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey governor Chris Christie is beginning to make it clear that he plans to pursue a career in sports radio after his term ends early next year. The failed presidential candidate was mentioned as a possible replacement for Mike Francesca on New York’s WFAN earlier this week and today essentially made an executive hot take by announcing that Giants quarterback Eli Manning is “overrated and not elite.”

“On this 24th day of January, 2017, I hereby declare that Eli Manning, quarterback of the New York Giants, is overrated and not elite,” the governor declared in his executive order. “On his best day, he is not as good as Dak Prescott already is and both of his Super Bowl victories were lucky. As Manning plays his home games in the State of New Jersey, this declaration is binding. I will now open it up for calls.”

The executive order is believed to be the first-ever by a governor about the abilities of a quarterback and most definitely is the first-ever written order that opens it up for calls. However, a Christie spokesman denied that the governor made the declaration to show executives at WFAN that he can make the kind of takes required of a sports radio host to get listeners fired up.

“The governor is just going out the people’s business and Eli Manning’s abilities are a very big issue in this state, from Giants fans in the north to Eagles fans in the south,” said the spokesman. “Also, the governor is yelling at me from the other room to say that both those teams suck and the Cowboys are No. 1. He’s also saying to say that we’ll be back after this commercial break.”

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