There has been a ton of talk this season about the future of Eli Manning in a Giants uniform. The soon to be 38-year-old quarterback’s skills have clearly diminished and after a 5-11 season it might be time to move on.
Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman addressed Manning’s future with the team, but didn’t provide any details. He only would say that he and Eli had a “no holds barred” discussion and that the evaluation process is underway.
Via Pro Football Talk:
General Manager Dave Gettleman is aware of that and he made mention of a “no holds barred” conversation with Manning while making introductory remarks at his Wednesday morning press conference. Gettleman didn’t divulge the details of that conversation, but said that the evaluation process is underway and that he will not commit to anything regarding the 2019 season at the moment.
“We will do what is in the best interest of the New York football Giants. What we’re trying to do here is build sustained success,” Gettleman said. “That takes brutal honesty and some tough decisions.”
This sounds like Gettleman speak for Eli’s days as the Giants quarterback are over. This is nothing new for the Giants GM. He will make the tough decision and do so without hesitation. This is the same guy, who as the Panthers GM, sent beloved receiver Steve Smith packing at the end of his career.
Go ahead and start packing Eli. It’s time to head south for the rest of your career.