Entertainment Sports Eli Manning Helped Michael B. Jordan Live Out His New York Giants Fantasy: 'He Was Like a Little Kid' The actor and quarterback hit the field at MetLife Stadium for an episode of The Eli Manning Show By Natasha Dye Natasha Dye Twitter Natasha Dye is a writer-reporter for PEOPLE Digital covering sports. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 23, 2023 09:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Michael B. Jordan and Eli Manning. Photo: Matthew Swensen/Giants.com Eli Manning made a lifelong dream come true for actor Michael B. Jordan! Jordan, 36, appears on the latest episode of The Eli Manning Show for a conversation and a game of catch with the New York Giants legend. "It was my first time meeting Michael, and he was awesome," Manning, 42, exclusively tells PEOPLE. As The Eli Manning Show is a New York Giants Production, the episode was filmed at MetLife Stadium, where the Creed III director lived out his childhood dream of being a Giant for the day. Jordan arrived at the set "with a great attitude" and was "just excited to be in the locker room," says Manning. "He was so excited just to be there and he said, 'Hey, whatever y'all want to do, I'm game,' so it was a lot of fun," Manning shares. Pro Bowl Coach Eli Manning Says Pete Davidson Wants to Pick His Outfit: 'I'm a Little Nervous' The legendary New York Giants player recalls the moment Jordan "saw his own locker and his jersey with his name on the back," before the guys hit the field for some cardio. "He was like a little kid, excited to just be there." Over the course of the episode, Manning says he learned more about Jordan's upbringing in Newark playing basketball and how he became a Giants fan. The new friends sat down to discuss sports and movies for the episode, which Manning says "ended up being a really special day." Matthew Swensen/Giants.com After the conversation, the actor joined Manning on the field at MetLife Stadium. "He wanted to go full dress up. I mean he's in the cleats, he's in the socks and the full uni, full pads, the whole get up," says the athlete. "Then, we went for the big catch and just reenacted the great Odell Beckham catch in the corner of the end zone, the one-hander," which Manning thought would take "a while to get." Eli Manning Does Shots and Hits the Recording Studio with Rapper Fivio Foreign However, Jordan was able to complete the tough pass during the first take. "I mean, this could take an hour and we got it on the first shot, the first take, one and done," he says. "And we both just drop the mic and say, 'Let's get out of here. We're done for the day.'" Michael B. Jordan. Matthew Swensen/Giants.com Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. During the episode, the actor and quarterback also discuss how MBJ's movie career has intertwined with sports, namely during his time portraying quarterback Vince Howard on Friday Night Lights, as well as the challenge of transitioning from actor to director of his first feature film. Manning tells PEOPLE he's been a fan of the actor for years. "I think he's a superstar and does a great job," says Manning, who adds he's "really excited for the third Creed" to come out next month. Before Jordan, Manning hosted celebrity guests including Ryan Reynolds, Derek Jeter, Pete Davidson and Sadie Sink on the show.