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."
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.
Manning completed 10 of 28 pass attempts for 132 yards, one touchdown and on interception during Sunday's 18-10 win over the Redskins.
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.
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.
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."
With only 18 touchdown passes through 14 appearances on the campaign, Manning is on pace to finish with his fewest scores since 2013, the same season he also tossed a career-high 27 interceptions. An injury-ravaged receiving corps hasn't helped Manning's cause during the Giants' nightmarish 2-13 season, 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 future of Manning, who will start the Giants' finale against the Redskins on Sunday but could give way to rookie backup Davis Webb at some point during the contest, probably won't be sussed out until the team hires a new general manager and head coach, likely at some point in January. 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.
Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Manning will start against Washington in Week 17.
Manning finished Sunday's dreadful showing against Arizona 27-of-45 passing 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.
|2004||New York Giants||9||7||197||95||48.2||1043||5.29||52||6||9||13/83||11||4||55.4|
|2005||New York Giants||16||16||557||294||52.8||3762||6.75||78||24||17||28/184||49||8||75.9|
|2006||New York Giants||16||16||522||301||57.7||3244||6.21||55||24||18||25/186||33||8||77.0|
|2007||New York Giants||16||16||529||297||56.1||3336||6.31||60||23||20||27/217||36||6||73.9|
|2008||New York Giants||16||16||479||289||60.3||3238||6.76||48||21||10||27/174||32||4||86.4|
|2009||New York Giants||16||16||509||317||62.3||4021||7.90||74||27||14||30/216||60||12||93.1|
|2010||New York Giants||16||16||539||339||62.9||4002||7.42||92||31||25||16/117||57||7||85.3|
|2011||New York Giants||16||16||589||359||61.0||4933||8.38||99||29||16||28/199||67||18||92.9|
|2012||New York Giants||16||16||536||321||59.9||3948||7.37||80||26||15||19/136||50||10||87.2|
|2013||New York Giants||16||16||551||317||57.5||3818||6.93||70||18||27||39/281||54||7||69.4|
|2014||New York Giants||16||16||601||379||63.1||4410||7.34||80||30||14||28/187||52||10||92.1|
|2015||New York Giants||16||16||618||387||62.6||4432||7.17||87||35||14||27/157||52||16||93.6|
|2016||New York Giants||16||16||598||377||63.0||4027||6.73||75||26||16||21/142||46||11||86.0|
|2017||New York Giants||15||15||571||352||61.6||3468||6.07||77||19||13||31/189||30||5||80.4|
|2004||New York Giants||9||7||6||35||5.8||15||0||0||2|
|2005||New York Giants||16||16||29||80||2.8||14||1||0||6|
|2006||New York Giants||16||16||25||21||0.8||9||0||0||5|
|2007||New York Giants||16||16||29||69||2.4||18||1||0||9|
|2008||New York Giants||16||16||20||10||0.5||13||1||0||4|
|2009||New York Giants||16||16||17||65||3.8||14||0||0||4|
|2010||New York Giants||16||16||32||70||2.2||16||0||0||4|
|2011||New York Giants||16||16||35||15||0.4||12||1||0||2|
|2012||New York Giants||16||16||20||30||1.5||13||0||0||2|
|2013||New York Giants||16||16||18||36||2.0||14||0||0||3|
|2014||New York Giants||16||16||12||31||2.6||18||1||0||3|
|2015||New York Giants||16||16||20||61||3.1||18||0||0||4|
|2016||New York Giants||16||16||21||-9||-0.4||6||0||0||2|
|2017||New York Giants||15||15||12||26||2.2||14||1||0||2|
|2004||New York Giants||9||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2005||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2006||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2007||New York Giants||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2005||New York Giants||16||9||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2006||New York Giants||16||9||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2007||New York Giants||16||13||7||0||4||0||0||4||0|
|2008||New York Giants||16||5||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Giants||16||13||8||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2010||New York Giants||16||7||5||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2011||New York Giants||16||8||4||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2012||New York Giants||16||5||1||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2013||New York Giants||16||7||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2014||New York Giants||16||7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||16||11||4||0||4||0||0||4||0|
|2016||New York Giants||16||7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||15||11||5||0||5||0||0||5||0|