I initially had no respect for Elway after refusing to play for the Baltimore Colts who drafted him. As a 10 year old kid at the time, it was my first exposure to diva behavior. I eventually grew to appreciate his accomplishments and his career but I never fully respected him because of that hissy fit.
To the same extent, I'll never fully respect Eli Manning for basically doing the same thing to San Diego. For many, at the end of his career Eli will be remembered as a Superbowl champion but I'll always think of him as the spoiled little rich kid, who along with his daddy, whined his way out of playing for the team who drafted him.