Manning said Monday that he'll take time this offseason to determine whether he wants to retire from the NFL or continue his career in 2020, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. If Manning is serious about playing in 2020 and there's still a market for his services, he'll likely have to don a different uniform, as the 38-year-old acknowledged he wasn't interested in returning to the Giants for another year of backing up Daniel Jones. During his four starts in 2019, Manning completed 91 of 147 passes (61.9 percent) for 7.1 yards per attempt, six touchdowns and five interceptions, guiding the Giants to a 1-3 record in those contests.
Manning completed 20 of 28 passes for 283 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins. Manning tossed a 51-yard touchdown to Golden Tate in the second quarter and a five-yarder to Darius Slayton in the third. He nearly had another third-quarter score, but receiver Sterling Shepard came up just short of the end zone and Saquon Barkley punched it in on the ground one play later. With some decent weapons around him, the veteran quarterback should get some consideration in two-quarterback formats against the Redskins in Week 16, assuming Daniel Jones (ankle) isn't reinserted under center over Manning.
Coach Pat Shurmur isn't sure whether Manning or Daniel Jones (ankle) will start Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Tom Rock of Newsday reports. "I couldn't tell you that at this point," Shurmur said Tuesday. On Monday in Philadelphia, Manning was given a shot to take the field for the first time since Week 2, but despite a throwback first half, he and the Giants ultimately fell in overtime. Overall, he completed 15 of 30 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns while losing a yard on two carries. Before making a decision on the Giants' starting QB for Week 15, Shurmur wants to see how Jones moves about on his "moderate" high-ankle sprain this week, which may mean the rookie signal-caller makes an appearance at practice. In any case, Shurmer disputed the report that Jones is set to sit out 2-to-4 weeks, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. We should have a better idea on Manning's prospects for another start by week's end.
Manning completed 15 of 30 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 23-17 overtime loss to the Eagles. Manning, who was making his first appearance since Week 2, got off to a strong start thanks to wideout Darius Slayton. The rookie broke a tackle en route to a 35-yard score early, then breezed by blown coverage on a 55-yard touchdown just prior to halftime. The latter reception marked Manning's longest completion of the season, but the 38-year-old struggled to produce much in the second half. While New York's sputtering offense ultimately contributed toward a narrow defeat, Manning figures to remain at the helm should Daniel Jones (ankle) stay sidelined in Week 15, when a matchup against the Dolphins could favor the Giants' passing attack.
Manning, who will start Monday's game against the Eagles, could remain in the lineup beyond Week 14 with Daniel Jones (ankle) expected to be sidelined around 2-to-4 weeks, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network report. After sustaining a high-ankle sprain in the Week 13 loss to the Packers, Jones wasn't able to practice at any point this week, though he was able to rid himself of a walking boot. While ditching the boot amounts to a sign of progress, the rookie signal-caller doesn't look like he's currently on pace to play Week 15 against the Dolphins, though the Giants haven't officially commented on his status beyond the Monday night game. Jones' absence will at least allow Manning to takes snaps for the first time since Week 2, providing the veteran with another chance to show teams around the league that he still has something left in the tank. Though Manning's contract will expire after the season, sources close to the 39-year-old believe he's open to continue playing if the opportunity to start exists with another team, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.
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