Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
3 weeks ago2 Comments

Head coach Pat Shurmer expressed confidence in Manning on Friday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. "I think he's got years left," Shurmer said. "How much? I don't know. But I think he has time left and I look forward to working with him."

EDGE Analysis

In addition to good vibes from the new head honcho, Manning was given a vote of confidence from another person in the Giants hierarchy, general manager Dave Gettleman, who said the quarterback has "plenty of arm talent and can win games." The comments come on the heels of a dismal campaign in which Manning's 210-start streak in the regular season came to an end, but his 80.4 quarterback rating was only his second-lowest since 2008, which may be on the mind of Giants brass. No matter, the Giants hold the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft and are expected to address the QB room at some point, likely due to Manning's age (37), at the very least.

Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Manning completed 10 of 28 pass attempts for 132 yards, one touchdown and on interception during Sunday's 18-10 win over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Manning averaged a paltry 4.7 yards per attempt and completed just 36 percent of his passes, but opportunistic touchdowns on the first two drives were enough to earn a win in the finale. The veteran certainly didn't benefit from numerous injuries to the skill positions and poor offensive line play this season, but he finished with his lowest yardage total since 2008 and his lowest touchdown output in any full season in his NFL career. Manning has two years left on his current contract, but the organization's actions earlier this season -- and comments from the player himself -- have led to speculation that he could soon be on the way out. Even if a mid-season regime change could keep him around next year, it is clear that Manning's time as the Giants' option under center is nearly up.

Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Giants interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said that his "hope" is that Manning will take every snap in Sunday's game against the Redskins, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since it's ultimately up to Spagnuolo to decide if he wants to pull Manning from the contest at any point, it looks like the quarterback will see a full slate of snaps in the regular-season finale. With that in mind, rookie Davis Webb, who will be dress as the backup over Geno Smith for the first time this season, probably won't be in store for a cameo in his NFL debut, as some have speculated. Changes are afoot for the Giants in 2018 with the team naming Dave Gettleman its new general manager Wednesday and a head coach set to be hired soon after, so it's uncertain if Manning, who is under contract the next two seasons, will be retained as the starting quarterback. There's a chance Sunday's game could be Manning's last one at the Meadowlands.

Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Manning said Tuesday during a weekly radio appearance that he isn't considering retirement and hopes to remain with the Giants in 2018, Tom Rock of Newsday reports. "I don't know what's going to happen, I don't think anyone does," Manning said of the Giants' plans for him next season. "I love playing football, I love playing quarterback, and I want to continue to do it for the Giants. This is the only team I ever wanted to play for and I don't want to change. I do understand how this season has gone and new people [are] coming in. If they want to make a change, then we'll go down that road."

EDGE Analysis

With only 18 touchdown passes through 14 appearances this season, Manning is on pace to finish with his fewest scores since 2013, when he tossed a career-high 27 interceptions. An injury ravaged receiving corps hasn't helped Manning's cause during the Giants' nightmarish 2-13 campaign, but it's unclear if the soon-to-be 37-year-old is a viable starting option for a contending club at this stage of his career. The Giants are likely to install a new general manager and head coach in the weeks to come, at which point more clarity on Manning's future with the organization should come forth. The veteran has two years remaining on his contract and is guaranteed a hefty bonus if he stays on the roster before free agency opens March 14.

Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Manning will start against Washington in Week 17.

EDGE Analysis

Manning finished Sunday's dreadful showing against Arizona 27-of-45 for 263 yards and two interceptions in the embarrassing shutout loss. The Giants have nothing to play for and rookie third-round pick Davis Webb could use the evaluation reps, but as of Sunday the team is saying it will be Manning to start against Washington. Spagnuolo's statement is far from binding, however, and ownership could weigh in to change his view on the matter prior to next week's game. For now, though, Manning appears more likely to start than not.

Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Giants interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said it's a pretty good assumption that Manning will start against the Cardinals in Week 16, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manning enjoyed a vintage performance in Sunday's 34-29 loss to the Eagles, completing 37 of 57 passes for 434 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. There's been talk of the Giants taking a look at rookie third-round pick Davis Webb, but it's also quite possible the team decides to let Manning finish out the season. It sounds as if the veteran will get at least one more start, heading to Arizona for a tough matchup against the Cardinals on Christmas Eve.

Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Manning completed 37 of 57 passes for 434 yards, three touchdowns and and interception during Sunday's 34-29 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

You could almost hear Green Day's "Time of Your Life" playing as Manning carved up Philly's secondary on his way to his first 400-yard game since Week 6 of 2016. After the Giants gave away the team's early lead, Manning very nearly brought the Giants back on a 57-yards catch-and-run to Tavarres King late in the third quarter, but a two-point conversion attempt failed and the Eagles padded their lead before the final whistle. Manning will be hard to hang your hat on as the season closes out as the Giants are going to want to get a look at rookie Davis Webb before a tumultuous offseason. If this ends up being Manning's final start in the Meadowlands, it was a bittersweet one.

Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Manning will get another start in Week 15 against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the Giants may still decide to take a look at Davis Webb before the end of the season, it apparently won't happen this week. Manning didn't exactly make the best case for himself in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys, completing 31 of 46 passes for only 228 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. In his defense, the Giants committed a number of ugly drops when the game was still competitive, while both interceptions occurred late in the fourth quarter in desperation mode.

Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Manning completed 31 of 46 pass attempts for 228 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Manning managed a paltry five yards per attempt as he produced just one pass play over 16 yards on the day. He managed to refrain from turning the ball over until the fourth quarter, when he unfortunately threw interceptions on back-to-back possessions to end his team's opportunity to climb back into the game. Manning figures to remain the starter next week against the Eagles, but this performance doesn't bode well for his ability to produce against an even tougher opponent.

Eli Manning
QB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Manning is slated to start Sunday's game against the Cowboys, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manning, who gave way to Geno Smith in Week 13, is back in as the Giants' starting QB one week after his 210-game starting streak was snapped due to a coaching decision made by Ben McAdoo. With McAdoo having since been dismissed by the team, the two-time Super Bowl MVP will once again helm the New York offense. The assignment makes Manning an option in deeper formats, but issues with the team's offensive line and supporting weapons limit the 36-year-old signal-caller's bankable fantasy upside in Week 14.