Who would be more welcome in the New York Giants locker room - Plaxico Burress or Tiki Barber?
"Probably Plaxico," Manning said when asked who would be welcomed back quicker in the locker room. "He has probably fonder memories, winning a Super Bowl, that catch for the touchdown in Super Bowl XLII."
Manning went on to say that Barber "left on a bad note" and the former running back "burned a few bridges" with the way he left.
Shortly after Barber became an NBC analyst, he criticized Manning for not being a strong leader. Manning said that he earned the respect of his teammates by firing back at Barber's criticism.
"I responded back and I think guys liked to see that from me," Manning said. "I didn’t want it to be a deal where it’s me vs. Tiki. But I couldn’t just sit there and do nothing.”
Both Barber and Burress are trying to return to the NFL this season.
Barber, 36, is attempting to return to the NFL after four years away from the game. He opened up about his life after football, his short career with NBC and how he was depressed for a year.