On Monday, Giants HC Pat Shurmur declined to name Eli Manning the team’s starting quarterback for Week 3’s game against the Buccaneers.
“He’s been our starter to this point. I’m not ready to talk about that,” Shurmur said of Manning, per Kimberly Jones.
When told this will lead to speculation about the Giants’ quarterback position, Shurmur said: “I understand.”
Shurmur nodded when asked if he alone can make the decision to sit Manning and said he’s “right in the middle of all it.”
A coach declining to name a quarterback a start on Monday typically foreshadows a change on the horizon, so this will be a situation worth watching in the coming days.
Manning, 38, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2004. He was traded to the Giants during the draft and has spent all 14 years of his career in New York.
Manning is entering the final year of his five-year, $101.5 million contract that included $65 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $11.5 million for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Manning has appeared in two games for the Giants and completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 556 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
We’ll have more regarding the Giants as the news is available.