The New York Giants quarterback took time out from a Robin Hood Foundation event at Ermenegildo Zegna last week to answer a few questions.
How would you describe your personal style?
I try to look sharp, nothing too outrageous. If I’m going to an official event, I always like to wear a tie. At home, I’m more casual: jeans or khakis, and I’ll throw a sweater on during the winter. That’s my normal everyday wear.
The NBA gets all the attention when it comes to fashion. Do you think the NFL can rival it?
We’re doing OK. With the NBA, you mostly see them after games in their suits — and they play more games than we do. They play 82, we’ve only got 16 to showcase ourselves. And a lot of times we’re not doing our press conferences in our suits. I always make a point of throwing on a suit after every game, I think it looks better on TV. But sometimes our linemen don’t really like wearing jackets. We have some big guys and they’re still a little sweaty after a game, and they like being in a short-sleeved shirt.
What do you think about your brother Peyton’s retirement, and how much longer do you hope to play?
I know this was a tough decision for Peyton, it’s all he knows, playing football. But he thought about it and made a decision that was best for him and his family. To end your football career with a championship is pretty special, and so I’m happy for him and look forward to what he’s going to be doing next. I would think he’d be involved in football in some manner. And I’m going to keep at it as long as I can keep playing at a high level and win some more football games.
How do you stay in shape during the off-season?
We’re actually back training with the team right now. I may take a week or two right after the season to let my body heal and slowly get back into it. I do exercises to get my conditioning down. At this time, there’s a lot of maintenance work, not a lot of heavy lifting, but more cardio and bands and flexibility work. We try to ensure that I stay healthy on the field.
You know, there’s a job opening now that Michael Strahan has left “Live With Kelly and Michael.” Interested?
I think I’m going to stick with my day job and keep playing quarterback and let someone else fill that role.