GM Dave Gettleman expects Manning to retain the Giants' starting job QB in 2019, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports. "The goal is for Eli to be our quarterback," Gettleman said. "Maybe we're going to be the Green Bay model, where [Aaron] Rodgers sat for three years. Who knows?"
The Giants could've freed up $17 million in cap space if they'd released Manning before March 18, but they instead kept him on the roster and then drafted Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall Thursday night. While he's still a strong favorite for the Week 1 start, Manning probably won't keep the job for long if he struggles or the team falls out of playoff contention. Given the current state of the New York defense, it's hard to see how the team can remain competitive with anything less than a Herculean effort from star running back Saquon Barkley.
GM Dave Gettleman confirmed Manning will receive a $5 million roster bonus Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Previous reports suggested the bonus was due Saturday, but it turns out Manning has to wait until Monday afternoon. Regardless, the decision to pay him the money ensures the Giants will stick with the 38-year-old quarterback for at least one more season. Gettleman's offseason moves hint at a run-first approach centered around Saquon Barkley, with the Giants acquiring standout guard Kevin Zeitler and swapping out Odell Beckham for Golden Tate at wide receiver. The problem with the plan is that it requires a solid defense, while the Giants arguably have the NFL's ugliest depth chart on that side of the ball. A wealth of draft capital should help address the problem, but there will still be some busy days ahead for Manning, who could eventually face pressure for the starting job if his team uses an early pick on a quarterback.
The Giants are expected to retain Manning for 2019, ESPN.com's Dan Graziano reports.
Trading away Odell Beckham might seem to hint at a rebuild, but the Giants apparently believe they can compete in 2019 with an offense built around Saquon Barkley and the running game. A final decision on Manning should be clear by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, at which point he'll receive a $5 million bonus if he's still on the roster. Given the current state of their defense and wideout corps, it's hard to understand why the Giants believe a past-his-prime, 38-year-old quarterback is more valuable than the $17 million in cap space his release would create.
General manager Dave Gettleman didn't sound entirely committed to retaining Manning for the 2019 season when questioned about the matter Wednesday, Matt Lombardo of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. "You don't know what can happen," Gettleman said. "We're evaluating everything and we just have to keep moving forward."
Gettleman spoke with the media less than an hour after coach Pat Shurmur, who definitively said that Manning will be back with the Giants. It sounds like the two bosses aren't quite on the same page, though both were complimentary of Manning's 2018 performance, pointing to subpar play on the offensive line as an explanation for the 38-year-old's inconsistent performance. With Gettleman refusing to rule out the possibility of adding another veteran quarterback, the Giants are staying open to all options, including investing an early draft pick at the position. The team surely plans to make a decision on Manning before March 17, at which point he's due to receive a $5 million roster bonus.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday that Manning will remain with the Giants for the 2019 season, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Shurmur strongly hinted at another season with Manning as the starting quarterback, going as far to say that he believes the 38-year-old has multiple years remaining in his career, per Vacchiano. This doesn't mean the Giants will pass on the opportunity to select a quarterback early in the 2019 NFL Draft, but it at least suggests Manning will be under center for Week 1. Shurmur implied that a poor offensive line was largely to blame for the team's offensive struggles in 2018. With Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram all under contract, the Giants have no shortage of talent at the skill positions.
Manning finished the season with passable cosmetic stats -- 4,299 yards (7.5 YPA), 21 passing touchdowns and 11 interceptions -- but a look under the hood tells a different story.
Manning took 47 sacks (10th in the NFL) and lost 358 yards (6th) while also fumbling seven times. In other words, he got nailed for huge losses like many scrambling quarterbacks do without making up for it with positive gains. His touchdown total on the 10th-most attempts (576) in the league was also disappointing, given the ample skill-position talent the Giants had on hand. Per OverTheCap.com, the Giants could save nearly $17 million in cap space if they cut him before June 1, but as of now, the team hasn't indicated whether it plans to bring Manning back for another season.
Manning completed 24 of 41 pass attempts for 301 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Cowboys. He also lost a fumble.
Manning completed just 59 percent of his attempts, but some big plays allowed him to top 300 passing yards for the fifth time this season. He connected with Evan Engram and Cody Latimer for touchdowns, upping his total to 21 on the season. Unfortunately, Manning also turned the ball over 15 times and failed to take full advantage of the wealth of options at the skill positions that the Giants boast. This ineptitude could force the team to move on from Manning during the offseason, whether it be in free agency or via the draft.
Coach Pat Shurmur called Manning the Giants' starting quarterback for Week 17 against the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Consequently, Shurmur squashed speculation about whether 2018 fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta will earn a start in his first pro season. When asked whether Lauletta will see game action for the second time this season, Shurmur replied, "We'll see." Shurmur's decision is not a surprise, considering Manning is on the doorstep of 4,000 yards for the fourth time in five seasons and is posting his best yards per attempt (7.5) since 2011. On the other hand, the Giants are out of postseason contention, so it wouldn't surprise if Manning's backup makes an appearance Sunday, whether it be Lauletta or Alex Tanney.
Manning completed 25 of 33 passing attempts for 309 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Colts. He also rushed twice for no yards and another touchdown.
Manning found Scott Simonson for a three-yard touchdown to help the Giants jump out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. While he wouldn't pass for another score, he would add one on the ground in the third, but in the end, it would not be enough for the victory. The 37-year-old may have played his final game for New York, as there's been speculation that he would be replaced by rookie Kyle Lauletta for the final week of the regular season at home against Dallas prior to being released in the offseason.
Manning will get the start Week 16 in Indianapolis, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Coach Pat Shurmur didn't wait long to kill any speculation about Kyle Lauletta getting the Week 16 start now that the Giants have been eliminated from playoff contention. There is some chance the rookie could take snaps as a mid-game replacement, especially if Manning struggles early against a red-hot Colts defense. Shurmur didn't comment on the plan for Week 17.
Manning completed 21 of 44 pass attempts for 229 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 17-0 loss to Tennessee. He also lost a fumble.
Manning committed two vital turnovers during Sunday's loss -- throwing an interception inside the Titans' 30-yard line on the opening drive of the second half, and later fumbling while trying to avoid a sack, gifting Tennessee with a touchdown that helped push its lead to 14 points. It's been dismal both on the field and in fantasy for Manning, posting fewer than 14 points (standard scoring) in three of his past four outings, while committing six turnovers over that span. Manning has finished 23rd or worst in quarterback scoring three times since Week 12, a trend that has potential to continue in Week 16 when the Giants take on a Colts defense that entered the weekend allowing 19 passing touchdowns in 2018, tied for seventh fewest in the NFL.
The Giants have been impressed with Manning's play in recent weeks and could keep the veteran quarterback on the roster in 2019, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. "He is, from what I understand, playing his way onto the roster in 2019," Rapoport said of Manning on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football Weekend" program. "Sources I talked to, were adamant, no decision has been made firmly. This is an offseason situation. But the way he has been playing, the way he has held up certainly opens up the possibility that he is back in 2019."
It's quite the turnaround in fortunes for Manning, who looked to be in jeopardy of losing his starting role to either Kyle Lauletta or Alex Tanney heading into a Week 9 bye. Though the Giants could give Lauletta some reps in Weeks 16 and 17 if the team is officially eliminated from the postseason, Manning will at least be under center Sunday against the Titans after posting a 10:2 TD:INT and 7.6 YPA over the past five games. If the Giants do decide to bring Manning back in 2019, he would be owed $16.5 million and wouldn't necessarily be locked in as the starter throughout the season in the event a young quarterback emerges as a viable successor.
Manning completed 14 of 22 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 40-16 win over the Redskins.
Manning helped his team to a 34-0 halftime lead with touchdowns of three yards to Sterling Shepard and six yards to Bennie Fowler. He added an 11-yard touchdown to Russell Shepard to make it 40-0 before exiting in favor of backup Kyle Lauletta. While he won't benefit from the numerous short fields that were provided by facing a Mark Sanchez-led offense, Manning should get top receiver Odell Beckham (quadriceps) back against the Titans in Week 15.
Coach Pat Shurmur confirmed Manning will get another start Week 14 at Washington, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Manning doesn't deserve much of the credit for Sunday's upset win over the Bears, as he completed just 19 of 35 passes for 170 yards (4.9 per attempt) with a touchdown and an interception. He'll nonetheless continue to get the nod under center, though the Giants may want to take a look at rookie fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta before the end of the season, perhaps in Week 16 or 17.
Manning completed 19 of 35 passes for 170 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Giants' 30-27 overtime win over the Bears on Sunday.
Manning mustered a scant 4.9 YPA and turned in his lowest passing yardage total of the season in a very tough matchup. The 15-year veteran was able to connect with Odell Beckham, Jr. for a one-yard score late in the third quarter, after the star receiver had notched the first passing touchdown of the day for the Giants with a nifty 49-yard connection with Russell Shepard on a trick play. The veteran signal-caller did come through with a clutch eight-yard completion to Sterling Shepard on third-and-2 in overtime, which led to Aldrick Rosas' go-ahead 44-yard field goal that eventually proved to be the difference. Manning will look to get his numbers back up to par when he faces the Redskins in a Week 14 matchup.
Manning completed 26 of 37 pass attempts for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Eagles.
Manning completed 70 percent of his passes and connected with eight different receivers as he delivered one of his better yardage totals of the season. He hit Saquon Barkley for a 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter and helped build a big early lead, but he also threw a poor interception as he tried to force the ball to Odell Beckham Jr. in the end zone just before halftime. Considering the final score of the game, Manning's mistake actually looms much larger than it would appear on the scoresheet. He'll look to bounce back in Week 13 against the Bears, but a matchup against one of the league's best defenses isn't exactly ideal for the veteran.
Manning completed 17 of 18 passes for 231 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Giants' 38-35 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also lost a yard on his sole rush and fumbled once but recovered.
Manning had only one incompletion -- a bad miss of a wide-open Saquon Barkley running free down the sideline -- but otherwise was more accurate than usual. Barkley did the rest of the damage on the ground, which helped lead to Manning's third-lowest passing yardage total of the season. Manning's 12.8 YPA was actually a season high, meaning that his stellar day didn't just consist of dink-and-dunk throws. He'll look to build on Sunday's effort versus the Eagles in Week 12.
Manning completed 19 of 31 passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's 27-23 win over the 49ers.
Manning's final touchdown went to Sterling Shepard with under a minute left to give New York a dramatic victory. Although penalties helped the Giants move down the field late, Manning found Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley for big gains to put them in scoring position. He also hooked up with star wideout Odell Beckham for his first two touchdowns of the evening, giving Manning a season high in passing scores. Without any turnovers, either, Manning heads into Week 11's matchup against the Buccaneers in relatively good form.
Coach Pat Shurmur confirmed Manning would retain the starting quarterback job for Monday's game against the 49ers, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
In light of Manning's poor play through the Giants' first eight games, Shurmur could've made a change behind center coming out of a Week 9 bye, but any plans on that front likely went out the window after rookie fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta was arrested Oct. 30 for three offenses in a traffic incident. Shurmur relayed Tuesday that Lauletta wouldn't be suspended by the team following the arrest, but the misstep will be enough for Manning to get at least one more start. Shurmur wouldn't commit to Manning starting for the remainder of the season, according to Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com, so the veteran signal-caller will need to step up his performance if he's to earn future opportunities beyond Week 10. Manning returns to action with a favorable matchup against a non-contending San Francisco squad short on secondary talent, but his struggles to evade the pass rush along with the poor downfield accuracy he's displayed thus far could continue to hinder his effectiveness.
Coach Pat Shurmur said he hasn't talked to the front office about Manning and the quarterback situation, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Manning's continued struggles have led to whispers about Kyle Lauletta or even Alex Tanney getting a look at some point this season, but there isn't much reason to think it will happen when the team comes out of a Week 9 bye. Lauletta is a rookie fourth-round pick from an FCS program, while Tanney is a 30-year-old journeyman with 14 career pass attempts to his name. The likely plan is to stick with Manning for now and prepare to draft a quarterback early next year, though it makes more sense to give Lauletta a chance in a game if he looks comfortable in practice later this season. The team has been keeping Tanney active as the No. 2 quarterback on Sundays.
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