Latest On Giants, Eli Manning

After the conclusion of the Giants’ season, GM Dave Gettleman had a “very extensive” and “no holds barred” conversation with Eli Manning about his future with the team. Since then, there hasn’t been a whole lot in the way of conversation. On Monday, Manning’s agent Tom Condon confirmed that the two sides have not engaged in contract talks in recent weeks. 

It’s just too early,” Condon said.

The Giants may ask Manning to take a pay cut in order to stay on board for 2019. Manning is set to carry a $23.2MM salary next year and, speculatively, one has to imagine that the Giants would stick it out with the 38-year-old if he was willing to accept a bit of a trim. If Manning holds his ground, then it’s not hard to imagine Gettleman going in another direction.

The Giants went 5-11 in 2018, but they found some success in the second half of the year and went 4-4 over their final eight games. Defenses were kept honest with Saquon Barkley‘s running later in the season, which allowed Manning to thrive. The veteran QB wound up completing a career-high 66% of his passes last year for 4,299 yards and 21 touchdowns against eleven interceptions.

For what it’s worth, Condon said that he expects Manning to move forward with the Giants in 2019. He also echoed his client’s desire to remain in New York.

I think he’d love to come back,” said Condon. “Guys love to play their whole careers with one team, if they have a good experience with that team.”

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  1. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Manning should leave the Giants. It’s not his fault the Giants suck yet the front office keeps blaming him. Time to go to a team where he is wanted.

    • andremets

      You are saying NY fans should have begged the FO to keep Carmelo? Have you seen what he’s done since he left?

  2. crosseyedlemon

    The home town discount Gettleman would get from Manning wouldn’t allow him to do anything significant to upgrade the Giants. I suppose the savings might be enough to re-sign Joe Pisarcik but this is not exactly the kind of Meadowland Miracle that is needed right now.

  3. Sick of Losing

    Lifelong Giants fan. I cannot believe the team will not move on from Eli. This is just so drug out and ridiculous at this point. It’s time for a new direction. I love watching his old highlights from the SB runs, but he no longer is that player any longer. We are blessed for the two titles, but it is time to move on. As CrossEyedLemon was saying, I agree, Eli will not take a significant pay cut. Thus I would save this massive cap hit, draft a QB high and sign a FA such as Tyrod or uh… someone? Fitzpatrick? lol! to a one year deal where they can groom the rook a little and let’s see what we can do. The last three years are an indication that things cannot get much worse at the QB position in NY.

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