Giants QB Daniel Jones Ruled Out, Eli Manning To Start

The Giants announced this morning that starting quarterback Daniel Jones has been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Eagles. This means Eli Manning will get the start for New York.

We heard rumblings earlier this week that Manning could get the start for the Giants. Jones was continuing to recover from a mild high-ankle sprain, and the injury was expected to knock the rookie out of the lineup.

So in comes Manning, who will get his (presumable) farewell tour with the organization. It was clear that the 38-year-old’s time with the organization was coming to an end when they selected Jones with the sixth-overall pick in this past year’s draft. The veteran got a pair of starts for the Giants before giving way to the 22-year-old, who has started the last 10 games.

Manning hasn’t seen the field since that Week 2 start against the Bills. Up to that point of the season, Manning had completed 62.9% of his passes for 556 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. However, in 2018, the 38-year-old raised his completion rate to a career-high 66%, and his 7.5 yards-per-attempt average was considerably higher than it was in the previous two seasons. He also dropped his interceptions total (11) to the lowest its been during his 14 seasons a full-time starter.

Manning will now have an opportunity to show teams that he’s still capable of playing in the NFL. The veteran says he plans on playing through at least the 2020 season, but it’s unlikely to be with the Giants. His $23.2MM salary limited his trade appeal this year – and Manning wouldn’t have waived his no-trade clause, anyway – but there figure to be many QB-needy teams speaking with the future Hall of Famer in March.

Jones won’t be the only Giants player missing Monday’s game. ESPN’s Jordan Raanan tweets that tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion), as well as cornerback Corey Ballentine (concussion), have also been ruled out.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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5 comments on “Giants QB Daniel Jones Ruled Out, Eli Manning To Start

  1. “He also dropped his interceptions total (11) to the lowest its been during his 14 seasons a full-time starter.”

    Nope. He had only 10 interceptions in 2008. I don’t like complaining about the writing here because it’s free and I love the site, but the writing recently has been making so many errors. And they’re all from a lack of effort.

    • phillyphan81

      The lack of effort has been apparent for roughly two years. It’s sad to say as this was one of my favorite sites. They can’t even link to the right player half of the time.

  2. Natergater77

    I’d love to go to other people’s job and not pick at them. Too many of you act as if you are perfect at your jobs.

    • crosseyedlemon

      There is nothing wrong with providing legitimate criticism…those running this site have actually asked that mistakes be pointed out so they could correct them.

  3. Jeff Zanghi

    Peppers is out too – and apparently now out for the remainder of the season as they placed him on IR

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