Somebody call for a Daniel Jones? New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been under a lot of scrutiny over the past three years with a few people in the Giants organization and a lot of fans thinking the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback’s best days are behind him.
During the 2019 NFL Draft, the Giants selected former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the sixth pick, signaling the end is coming for Manning, who will likely be released after the upcoming season.
Despite knowing that the writing is on the wall, Eli Manning does not seem bothered that he will be expected to mentor his replacement and likely won’t be back with the team after the season.
“He’s had no response,” head coach Pat Shurmur said. “I will say this again: I’ve never been around a person that can stay in the moment better than Eli. And I think that is something that is really, really unique about him. He’s staying in the moment.”
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The Giants talked to Manning about selecting a quarterback in the first round and the veteran reportedly took the news in stride.
“He’s training to play and have a terrific season,” Shurmur said. “He looks really good out here throwing and moving, doing all the things necessary. It’s his second year in our system. So he knows what he’s doing better than some of the guys teaching it.”
Even though Manning has said in the past that it isn’t his job to mentor his backup, he has always remained a professional and didn’t complain when the team traded his favorite target, Odell Beckham Jr., during the offseason. We are sure Daniel Jones would have loved to play with OBJ.
“It’s not your job to mentor somebody, but I wouldn’t look at it as that role,” Eli Manning said last year before they drafted Kyle Lauletta in the fourth round last season. “I would look at it as it’s my job to prepare and compete and be ready to play each and every game. In that process, you’re always talking football, helping out the other guys in the room, whether it’s Davis Webb this year or Geno [Smith] or guys over the years. You always have back and forth. You’re always helping them out. Nothing changes.”
Until next time, this concludes this week’s New York Giants news.