Eli Manning says he’d be fine with Giants drafting a quarterback

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If the Giants draft a quarterback in three weeks, Eli Manning will have no problem with it.

The 36-year-old Manning said he wouldn’t feel bothered by it if the Giants decide that it’s time to groom a young successor.

“Whoever they need to draft that’s going to help out the team, whether it’s this year or going forward, I’m fine,’’ Manning said, via the New York Post. “We drafted a quarterback four years ago, Ryan Nassib, I know that’s part of it, quarterbacks are going to get drafted. I got my job to do, I’m going to go out there and do it. Ownership and management have their job, to draft the best players and looking forward to the future, I understand that’s part of it.”

The Giants’ use of a fourth-round pick on Nassib in 2013 turned out to be unnecessary, as Manning hasn’t missed a game since then. Nassib played out his contract with the Giants and is now a free agent.

The Giants currently have Manning, Geno Smith, Josh Johnson and Keith Wenning on the quarterback depth chart, and quarterback wouldn’t appear to be a need. If the Giants have a quarterback they like, however, Manning will welcome him.

27 responses to “Eli Manning says he’d be fine with Giants drafting a quarterback

  1. Have you seen Eli’ s career passer rating?

    It’s all the way up at 83.7!

    That’s only 1.0 points behind Joe Flacco!

    It’s a full 5.0 points ahead of Ryan Fitzpatrick!

    #firstballothalloffame!

  2. As long as Manning stays healthy, none of this stuff matters. Ryan Nassib could be better than any of the QBs coming out this year. Manning has stayed healthy, but the Giants had a good backup plan just in case. I’m confident they know what they’re doing.

  3. And why wouldn’t he? It’s not like the Giants have any real chance at drafting a rookie to start in front of him.

    Continue as the starter on an at least a semi contender while mentoring your replacement?

    Pretty sure that’s what i’d want to do if I were Eli

  4. .
    The Patriots have picked QBs in two of the last three drafts. They do it because every team needs depth at all positions. That includes QB, the most important position on the field. It would be the height of irresponsiblility to ignore the good of the team to placate a 36 year old in the twilight of his career.
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  5. It’s the NFL, Eli has defied the odds starting every game since he took over the position. That’s a lot easier to do at 26 than 36 and the three franchise guys from the ’04 draft are all staring down the barrel of their football mortality.

  6. Eli knows hes about done. I dont care what people say oh he looks lost, dumb, clueless, no emotion whatever. Well ELi is darn sharp even if he doesnt look it. Don’t base what his intelligence is off of his outside personality he gives off. He will go down as a HOF when all is said and done and is actually really smart just not in an extraverted way

  7. I love all the “they don’t need your permission” comments. It’s not like he just went out and proclaimed this. He was asked a question, and gave an answer. And it was a good answer. Many qbs in the same position have complained and felt threatened over the years when their team did the same thing, like the team should wait until they retire to think about the future.

  8. Remember when Kurt Warner said this when Eli was drafted?

    I didn’t think so…

  9. Remember when Kurt Warner said this when Eli was drafted?

    I didn’t think so…

  10. It’s the NFL, Eli has defied the odds starting every game since he took over the position. That’s a lot easier to do at 26 than 36 and the three franchise QB’s from the ’04 draft are all staring down the barrel of their football mortality.

  11. At least Eli won’t throw a tantrum when the Giants draft his eventual replacement like Brett Favre did.

  12. Eli Manning will have the best season of his career in 2017 throwing to OBJ, Marshall, Shepard, and whichever TE they draft early in 3 weeks.

    MVP candidate.

  13. Why would Eli mind? He’s not an insecure basketcase like Favre was. Also not an arrogant malcontent like Rodgers. He just goes out every week like a real leader and fields his offense that are more often than not playing like the Keystone Cops.

  14. infectorman says:
    Apr 7, 2017 12:19 PM
    So Nassib must not be that great or show much promise if they didn’t keep him on in NY.

    Seriously, what is the book on Nassib?

    He probably didn’t want to come back to NY. Would rather take his chances as a free agent with an actual chance to play and maybe start somewhere, rather than ride the bench for another season or 2.

  15. humpofdc says:
    Apr 7, 2017 2:29 PM

    “I still can’t believe this guy won two Super Bowls.”

    —————————————————————————

    Why would it surprise you that the number 1 pick in the draft, a Manning, and future HOF QB won 2 SBs? It would be a surprise if he didn’t.

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