On Monday, Giants HC Pat Shurmur announced that Eli Manning will remain the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Redskins.
Shurmur added that there’s a “good chance” Kyle Lauletta will be their backup quarterback in Week 14.
While there has been talk of the Giants benching Manning at some point to give Lauletta and Alex Tanney some work, it appears as though they’re waiting until they’re mathematically eliminated from the playoffs before making the switch.
Manning, 37, 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 in the fourth year of his five-year, $101.5 million contract that included $65 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $10.5 million and $11.5 million over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Manning has appeared in 12 games for the Giants and thrown for 3,263 yards while completing 67.9 percent of his passes to go along with 15 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.