Giants Keeping Eli Manning In Place As Week 14 Starter


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 chanceKyle 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.

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  1. Like I mentioned in previous posts regarding Manning’s NYG job security, Manning is going nowhere. The GMEN will stumble to a 5-7 win season this year and the NYG Brass through the courtesy of the Media will try and make NYG FANS believe in their theory that vast impovements were made in 2018, upward from the 3-13 2017 campaign. Never the less, Manning needs to move on. Manning plays the QB position scared, always has always will. And this has been Manning’s M/O since the NYG traded for him in the 2004 NFLD. I wonder what would have happened if The NYG kept Rivers.
    Also, Manning always looks for the check down play, constantly throws off the wrong foot and Manning is always in his patented fetal position when a defender is within a 5-6 foot radius of him. Non fleet footed QBs like Brady, Rivers and Roethlisberger play the QB position like the throwback QBs from 30 years ago (Marino, Kelly, Moon, Simms, etc.).
    The NYG are on their 3rd HC in 4 seasons and their second GM in the same time span. And the same old story is being told to NYG fans by Mara and the Media that the “offense is broken”. REALLY!!!!! So, 3 offensive minded HCs can’t remedy the problem. The problem is MANNING, wake up already. The offensive line in 2017 only gave up 30 or so sacks in 16 games with no running game, no Beckham and no Shephard. But it was the offensive lines’ fault. NO WAY! Watch the tapes. Flowers had a stretch of 200 plus snaps without a sack at LT in 2017.
    In 2006 and 2007 there were talks about going in a different direction from Coughlin and Manning at the end of 2007. Then some miracle happened and the NYG won it all. The same scenario happened in 2010 and 2011, with the same result. What other NFL team actually has to threaten job security in order to get positive results?
    Remember when Wellington Mara and George Young stated, “Bill Belichick WOULD NEVER make it as an NFL HC”? What a joke! Hey Maras, Belichick has been to 8 SBs with Brady in 18 years as the NE HC winning 5. That’s 1 more then the entire NYG’s organization have won in the last 54 years.
    To sum it all up in regards to Manning. HoF QB and former NYG QB Kurt Warner summarized Manning to a tee.

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