Manning will hold a press conference Friday to announce his retirement from football, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Manning reportedly didn't intend to stay in New York as a backup, but he gave some thought to exploring free agency for an opportunity to compete for a starting job. It didn't take him long to decide against that second option, with the 39-year-old perhaps realizing he'd be the underdog in any of these theoretical QB battles. Meanwhile, the Giants will move forward with Daniel Jones.
Jan 22, 2020 2:11 PM EST
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.
Analysis: 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.
Dec 30, 2019 11:27 AM EST
Manning will return to a backup role for Sunday's game at Washington, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Daniel Jones has been cleared to rejoin the starting lineup after missing the past two games with an ankle sprain. As such, Manning will return to the No. 2 job before his contract expires at the conclusion of the league year. He reportedly hopes to continue his NFL career, but it isn't clear if he'd be willing to settle for a backup job.
Dec 20, 2019 11:06 AM EST
Manning completed 20 of 28 passes for 283 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins.
Analysis: 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.
Dec 15, 2019 2:18 PM EST
Manning will replace Daniel Jones (ankle) as the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: This could be Manning's final start in a Giants uniform, or at least his last time getting the nod at MetLife Stadium. If so, he's in a nice position to out with a bang, facing a Miami defense that's given up the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, including 31 passing touchdowns and three rushing scores in 13 games. Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton give Manning a nice group of pass-catching weapons, though tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) both will be out for another week.
Dec 13, 2019 9:10 AM EST
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.
Analysis: 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 immediate prospects by week's end.
Dec 10, 2019 9:32 AM EST
Manning completed 15 of 30 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 23-17 overtime loss to the Eagles.
Analysis: Manning, who was making his first appearance since Week 2, got off to a strong start thanks to wideout Darius Slayton. The rookie first broke a routine tackle en route to a 35-yard score, then breezed by blown coverage on a 55-yard touchdown just prior to halftime. The latter reception marked Manning's longest completion of this 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.
Dec 9, 2019 9:48 PM EST
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.
Analysis: 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.
Dec 9, 2019 9:15 AM EST
Manning will start Monday's contest against the Eagles after Daniel Jones (ankle) was officially ruled out, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: This shouldn't come as a surprise considering conversation all throughout the week seemed to indicate Jones would be unavailable Monday. As a result, the 38-year-old quarterback will make his 233 start of his professional career, but his first since Week 2. What's more, he'll be without his star tight end Evan Engram (foot), who was somewhat surprisingly ruled out for another week, but Manning will still have a dangerous trio of wide receivers at his disposal in the form of Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton, all of whom are expected to play.
Dec 7, 2019 9:14 AM EST
Manning is in line to replace an injured Daniel Jones (ankle) as the starting quarterback for Monday's game in Philadelphia, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
Analysis: Jones played through the injury during Sunday's 31-13 loss to the Packers, but he's expected to miss at least one game after an MRI revealed a high-ankle sprain (said to be of moderate severity). Manning thus figures to make his first start since Week 2, leading an offense that may or may not have Golden Tate (concussion), Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) in the lineup.
Dec 4, 2019 8:04 AM EST
The Giants announced Tuesday that Daniel Jones will replace Manning as the team's starting quarterback Week 3 versus the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Former head coach Ben McAdoo memorably benched Manning in favor of Geno Smith for one game in 2017, but the two-time Super Bowl MVP's move to the bench looks to be a permanent one this time around. The Manning-led offense sputtered in two rather non-competitive losses to begin the season, with the signal-caller completing 62.9 percent of his passes for only 6.2 yards per attempt to go with three turnovers (two interceptions, one lost fumble). Jones, a rookie first-round selection, showcased an accurate arm in the preseason and during garbage time in the Week 1 loss to the Cowboys, which likely made coach Pat Shurmur more comfortable in pulling the plug on Manning. The 38-year-old, who is owed $23.5 million this season, now becomes the NFL's priciest backup quarterback.
Sep 17, 2019 7:28 AM EST
Speaking to the media Monday, coach Pat Shurmur declined an opportunity to commit to Manning as his starting quarterback, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports. "He's been our starter to this point," Shurmur said. "I'm not ready to talk about that."
Analysis: Shurmur even acknowledged that his failure to commit to Manning will lead to speculation. The Giants aren't ready to announce a decision, but it sounds like they're at least discussing the possibility of starting Daniel Jones in Week 3 at Tampa Bay. The 38-year-old Manning has managed just 6.2 YPA through two games, struggling to make anything happen in an offense with an injury-riddled wideout corps.
Sep 16, 2019 9:35 AM EST
Manning completed 26 of 45 passes for 250 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while rushing once for two yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Manning was putrid in the first half, completing just nine of 19 passes for 74 yards and an interception. He showed some life in the fourth quarter, converting on 4th-and-2 in the red zone with a nine-yard pass to Cody Latimer before hitting T.J. Jones for a four-yard touchdown two plays later to pull within seven. That's as close as New York would get, as the Bills responded with a touchdown of their own to take a 28-14 lead and proceeded to intercept Manning on a deep ball. Manning's improvement after halftime gives him some breathing room when it comes to retaining the starting job over rookie Daniel Jones, but his lack of receiving weapons and eroding skills make Manning a low-tier fantasy option.
Sep 15, 2019 2:58 PM EST
Manning completed 30 of 44 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Cowboys.
Analysis: The Giants' passing game was focused on shorter routes and getting the ball out of Eli's hands quickly, which didn't do much for his yards per attempt but did help keep him from getting sacked -- he was brought down only once by DeMarcus Lawrence and the Dallas pass rush. If the defense continues to dig big holes for the team, Manning may be forced to air things out a little more as the season progresses, but that's not likely to be an issue against the Bills in Week 2.
Sep 8, 2019 5:25 PM EST
Coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday that Manning won't play in Thursday's preseason game, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Manning looked sharp in his recent preseason tune-up, and it's likely the team is holding him out to prevent injury. The veteran is still locked in to start Week 1 over sixth-overall pick Daniel Jones despite his absence Thursday. In the meantime, Jones will start the team's third preseason game, and will likely play most of the game.
Aug 25, 2019 10:19 AM EST
Manning played just the opening drive of Thursday's 25-23 preseason win over the Bengals, completing four of eight passes for 41 yards.
Analysis: Manning looked sharp in leading the offense to a field goal, but his receivers didn't do him any favors with a couple drops, including one in the end zone. The veteran quarterback will almost certainly sit out the final preseason game next week and is locked into the Week 1 starting role over rookie sixth overall pick Daniel Jones. Manning will hope to have Sterling Shepard (thumb) available by that point, especially with New York's receiving corps already missing Golden Tate (suspension) for the first four games.
Aug 22, 2019 7:06 PM EST
Manning is expected to play one or two drives in Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Analysis: Daniel Jones will play the remainder of the first half, with Alex Tanney and Kyle Lauletta taking snaps after the break. Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard (thumb) and Golden Tate (suspension, concussion) are candidates to be held out, but all besides Tate should be back for Week 1 against Dallas.
Aug 22, 2019 11:40 AM EST
Giants owner John Mara hopes Manning will play well enough to keep Daniel Jones off the field all season, Art Stapleton of NJ.com reports. "I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never sees the field." Mara said. "But again, at the end of the day, that's going to be a decision by the head coach as to when, or if, Daniel winds up playing this year."
Analysis: Team leadership seems to be on the same page about giving Jones a redshirt year, though Mara acknowledges the possibility it won't actually play out that way. The rookie was sharp in the preseason opener, completing each of his five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. Manning remains on track for the Week 1 start, but his leash will be shorter if Jones continues to thrive in exhibitions. Meanwhile, the Giants have a clear weakness at wide receiver, with Corey Coleman (knee) out for the season and Golden Tate suspended for Weeks 1-4. Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler lead a large group of players competing for snaps behind Sterling Shepard.
Aug 14, 2019 6:28 AM EST
Manning completed his lone pass attempt for three yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jets.
Analysis: Manning worked a three-play first drive before giving way to rookie sixth overall pick Daniel Jones, who threw a touchdown in his lone drive of action. Barring a spectacular preseason from Jones, Manning is locked in as the Week 1 starter under center and will be used sparingly during the exhibition slate.
Aug 8, 2019 8:27 PM EST
Manning is expected to start Thursday's preseason contest against the Jets, Art Stapleton of NJ.com reports.
Analysis: In such a scenario, Manning will take the first series or two before handing off the offense to rookie first-rounder Daniel Jones. The order of appearance is no surprise considering Manning has handled all first-team reps to this point in training camp. While he's also slated to begin the regular season as the No. 1 QB, he'd be in danger of losing the job if his performance resembles that of recent seasons or if the team isn't in the playoff chase.
Aug 8, 2019 3:13 PM EST
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