Eli Manning To Start For Giants

The Giants shocked the world on Thursday night by drafting Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick. Despite the significant investment in the position, GM Dave Gettleman says that Eli Manning is still on course to be the team’s starter in 2019 (via Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com). 

In fact, it could be a long time before Jones sees the field. After the draft, Gettleman was asked about his plans for Jones and indicated that the team will take an ultra-patient approach to his development.

Maybe we’re going the Green Bay model,” Gettleman said. “Where [Aaron] Rodgers sat for three years. Who knows? You can never have too many good players at one position.”

When pressed further, Gettleman gave a puzzling response.

Who knows?” the GM said. “I might go out to my car and get hit. … You don’t know. We drafted a quarterback that we believe is a franchise quarterback.”

Manning has at least some assurance that he’ll be the Giants’ starter in 2019, but there’s not much guaranteed beyond that. The veteran is entering the final year of his deal and the two sides have not engaged in serious contract talks this offseason. Meanwhile, Manning plays on playing in 2020, whether it’s with the Giants or another team.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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15 comments on “Eli Manning To Start For Giants

  1. goldenmisfit

    This is the problem with the Giants and has been ever since Eli Manning became the full-time starter in 2005 they never let him competeor at the starting job. Every time they brought in someone you just knew that person was brought in to be the back up. I say let them compete.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    So this is how Gettleman is going to prove to everyone that drafting for need is a mistake? Using your top pick on a clipboard holder is pure genius….lol.

    • garykeithron

      What’s wrong with that? Rodgers did it and Goff did it. ELI sat too.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Jeff Fisher was rewarded for not starting Goff as a rookie with a pink slip.

    • thomps07

      Puzzling for sure…. I mean why not trade back and take him there instead? Haha. I don’t make the “big bucks” though. I was drinking beer….

  3. jobe2207

    Other than the Cardinals type Giants are one of the most clueless organizations. I hope they enjoy the Super bowls that Saint Eli won because it will be a long time before they win another

  4. carlos15

    Who knows? Maybe we’ll make him a tailback, who knows maybe he’ll play special teams, who knows?

  5. bowserhound

    Did James Dolan buy the Giants or something? What’s in the NY water? Kevin Durant needs to know.

  6. Perksy

    Giants should have Josh Allen, another edge rusher at 17 or O-line, and Josh Rosen.

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