The New York Giants stunned the NFL by choosing Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick in the first round.

The wheels are already in motion that he will one day replace Eli Manning.  

Manning said prior to the draft that he anticipated the Giants drafting his successor. But he also sounded optimistic that he would continue to play this season when talking with reporters on April 14.

“I figure the Giants are going to get a young quarterback,” Manning said. “So I understand that. I still have to do my job, and I’ll do my part. And my job as I see it is to go out there and play quarterback and win football games.”

Manning has for years done a weekly in-season Monday spot on New York host Mike Francesa’s radio show on WFAN.

According to NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones, Francesa said Friday that Manning has already canceled those appearances for the approaching season in anticipation of losing his job.

Manning might be the starter on Day 1 but NFL teams don’t draft quarterbacks in the top 10 to let them sit for very long. 

If Eli starts out struggling, expect the Eli Manning era to officially be over. 

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