Eli Manning doesn’t want to play anywhere else

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Eli Manning orchestrated a trade that brought him to the Giants when he was entering the NFL in 2004 and he’s not looking to orchestrate a trade that takes him elsewhere now that he’s nearing the end of his career on a terrible Giants team.

With the Giants 0-5, some have wondered if the team might explore trading Manning and whether Manning might be interested in going to a team with a chance to do something other than earn the first overall draft pick before turning 37 in January. The Jaguars are often the team mentioned as a landing spot as many feel they are a quarterback away from making a real playoff run and their football chief Tom Coughlin has a long relationship with Manning from their shared time with the Giants.

On Thursday, Manning said he hasn’t heard such talk and that he doesn’t “want to play anywhere else.”

“That’s always the goal,” Manning said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “You always want to come to a place and make an impact, stay in one spot, and I think that’s always the mindset. I hope that will be the case. Obviously, in this league, things can change, and if we have to make decisions, we’ll figure it out.”

The history of players landing with new teams late in their careers is too long to totally dismiss the possibility that Manning will wear a different uniform before he calls it a career. That said, it seems more likely that any change would come at some point down the road than via a trade ahead of this year’s deadline.

37 responses to “Eli Manning doesn’t want to play anywhere else

  1. I Feel bad for Eli, his o-line sucks, has no running back and his wr are little above the Bills. He would excel on another team. I can’t believe the Giants are this bad.

  2. If they decide to move forward with a high first round draft pick next year, which is what they should do, he will either be traded at the draft or eventually benched.

    After the QB, the priority needs to be linemen, linemen, lineman, and an RB.

  3. To say Eli “orchestrated” that trade is like saying a 5 year-old “orchestrated” his parents into taking him to Toys R Us.

  4. Chargers got their revenge. Manning is 0-4 against them. Two blowoits. One heartbreaker. And then this physical bratdown robbing them of half their team for this Sunday and sending them to 0-5, ending their season.

  5. Eli has had a terrific and long career with the Giants, culminating in 2 Super Bowl rings. However, the team is going nowhere and is in serious contention to finish dead last this season. Eli should have a word with Peyton about the harsh reality of a team cutting bait with its franchise QB, in fact Eli (and Archie) should be trying to engineer a trade, now. While Giants owner, Mara is considered the blue blood of NFL royalty, make no mistake, he is a billionaire all about the money and will have no qualms about moving on from Eli and drafting a top young QB when the opportunity arises, like he moved on from Coach Coughlin 2 years ago.

  6. Big Eli fan and will be eternally grateful for 2 SB wins. But if you can get a high pick for him at this point, I’ll help him pack.

  7. skoobyfl says:
    October 13, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Trucking off to Buffalo…..
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    Hard to imagine – not exactly a popular free agent destination, hard to move from NYC and go live in Buffalo.

  8. He should have learned a lesson from his big brother that sometimes you need to move on. It happened to Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, and Johnny Unitas. It can happen to him.

  9. Eli haters nothwithstanding, the man has two rings. Takes a ferocious beating, does have happy feet and some misfires primarily because he’s constantly under extreme pressure. No relief in sight for years as the line gets worse and worse and the type of injuries his receivers have might not be healed by next year. Is assumably financially secure. If I was in his shoes next thing I’d be determining is where to file retirement papers while still able to speak coherently and walk unassisted.

  10. .
    Let’s face it. Starting out at 0-5 has made it highly unlikely that the Giants can snatch a playoff birth. They would have to leapfrog Washington, Dallas and Philadelphia to get in. Therefore this should be the year they turn a negative into a positive by ensuring they’re in position to draft a top tier QB for the future. If they can secure that, then the lost season will have been worth it.
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  11. As a player who wants to keep the potential trade situation respectful, you’ll never say that you want to be traded. If a trade doesn’t happen, your reputation is damaged in NY. However, behind closed doors with the front office they may be discussing the possibility with him.

  12. Well when they tell him to sit and threaten too end his starting streak he just might want too

  13. This can’t happen in the middle of the season, as he’d have to learn an entire offense. Let’s revisit before next year’s draft.

  14. What team would want him? He’s had numerous blunders the past several seasons that have cost the Giants a number of games.

  15. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    October 13, 2017 at 8:42 am
    Well when they tell him to sit and threaten too end his starting streak he just might want too
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    Anyone that has seen that o-line play knows telling Eli to sit is threatening him with a good time.

  16. endtimesparty says:
    October 13, 2017 at 7:09 am
    Chargers got their revenge. Manning is 0-4 against them. Two blowoits. One heartbreaker. And then this physical bratdown robbing them of half their team for this Sunday and sending them to 0-5, ending their season.

    0-4 in the regular season means nothing. In the end, two Super bowl rings and 8 more playoff wins says different.

  17. endtimesparty says:
    October 13, 2017 at 7:09 am
    Chargers got their revenge. Manning is 0-4 against them. Two blowoits. One heartbreaker. And then this physical bratdown robbing them of half their team for this Sunday and sending them to 0-5, ending their season.

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    Yes they did. How many Super Bowls have the Chargers won since 2004? I can’t remember.

  18. As a Jags fan…. someone who sits through their team doing everything they can to keep Bortles from losing the game…
    I don’t want this old turd. Especially if it’s gonna cost a first round pick or something.

    Rookie QBs are cheap and have success all the time.
    Go draft Rudolph, Mayfield, Falk, or Rosen.

    Sign any available mid-tier QB to back up the rookie. (Matt Moore or something)

  19. Attica or Sing Sing “campus” teams could work out as long as he doesn’t run into someone who purchased one of those game used jerseys.

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