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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.

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27 Responses to “Eli Manning says he’d be fine with Giants drafting a quarterback”
  1. Mudcat Jefferson says: Apr 7, 2017 6:19 AM

    They don’t need your permission Opie

  2. noknoknokpenny says: Apr 7, 2017 6:28 AM

    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!

  3. officialgame says: Apr 7, 2017 6:37 AM

    Good QB and the worlds most luckiest guy.

  4. tonebones says: Apr 7, 2017 6:52 AM

    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.

  5. A happy green parrot says: Apr 7, 2017 7:37 AM

    Lol, I didnt think they were asking permission.

  6. mikea311 says: Apr 7, 2017 8:01 AM

    Good QB and the worlds most luckiest guy.

    ———-

    sour grapes are the best grapes.

  7. mikea311 says: Apr 7, 2017 8:02 AM

    he’d be even finer with actually drafting a line that could protect him.

  8. DugoutDirtbag says: Apr 7, 2017 8:10 AM

    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

  9. DugoutDirtbag says: Apr 7, 2017 8:11 AM

    He is 36

  10. 6ball says: Apr 7, 2017 8:32 AM

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    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.
    .

  11. jag1959 says: Apr 7, 2017 9:04 AM

    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.

  12. billco6192012 says: Apr 7, 2017 9:08 AM

    texas tech qb best in class same as carr threw for 5000 yards in 12 games .Draft him and we will be solid.

  13. QB Film Room says: Apr 7, 2017 9:52 AM

    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

  14. ggagne66 says: Apr 7, 2017 10:16 AM

    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.

  15. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Apr 7, 2017 10:46 AM

    Remember when Kurt Warner said this when Eli was drafted?

    I didn’t think so…

  16. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Apr 7, 2017 10:46 AM

    Remember when Kurt Warner said this when Eli was drafted?

    I didn’t think so…

  17. jag1959 says: Apr 7, 2017 10:47 AM

    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.

  18. joshgordonsbong says: Apr 7, 2017 11:24 AM

    Should draft Dobbs out of Tenn, he works with Peyton and is obviously a smart cat based on his course load at Tenn.

  19. granadafan says: Apr 7, 2017 11:26 AM

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

  20. biggpackfan says: Apr 7, 2017 11:26 AM

    It may be ok with him, but is it ok with daddy?

  21. mygirlhassuperhairymanarms says: Apr 7, 2017 11:53 AM

    I still can’t believe Eli has two rings.

  22. 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?

  23. elimanningup says: Apr 7, 2017 1:27 PM

    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.

  24. med515 says: Apr 7, 2017 1:57 PM

    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.

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

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

  26. nygnjd says: Apr 7, 2017 2:34 PM

    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.

  27. med515 says: Apr 7, 2017 3:50 PM

    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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