Eli Manning is “excited” to work with Pat Shurmur

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After an awkward, ugly, and emotional in-season benching, it wasn’t clear whether the Giants wanted quarterback Eli Manning in 2018 or, more importantly, whether he wanted the Giants.

It now seems that the interest in continuing the relationship is mutual.

Via John Healy of the New York Daily News, Manning seems to be interested in sticking around, and in working with Pat Shurmur.

“[I’m] just excited to see how he calls games, how he looks at defenses, how he wants to pick them apart and just seeing his insight to that and learn from it,” Manning said. “So we can see things the same way, have great communication and figure out how to score some points.”

Eli has a prior connection to Shurmur; his son, Kyle, is a quarterback at Vanderbilt, and he attended the Manning Passing Academy.

“We spoke with him a little bit there,” Manning said. “So I know a little bit about him. I know a little bit about his past when he was in Philadelphia and obviously the Browns and obviously this season with the Vikings and what he was able to do as offensive coordinator. So I’m excited about that and excited to get back to work with him and see how we can improve this team.”

A desire to improve the team clearly implies that Manning will be staying with the team. And with Shurmur saying Friday that he believes Manning has “years” left in the tank, a situation that seemed destined to end in divorce may still be ’til retirement do we part.

32 responses to “Eli Manning is “excited” to work with Pat Shurmur

  1. Eli I would say to you I can’t have my quarterback making the kind of money your making not being able to extend plays and falling to the ground when a defensive player is 2 feet from you ,,I can’t have you being a leader in turnovers at the quarterback position , I have to have you play way better than you have been I understand some circumstances have hampered you but you got your one mulligan ,,poor Eli is not gonna cut it anymore the Giants fans deserve competitive regular season with playoff victories at Home for god sake once in awhile ,,, now put your big boy panties on and walk like a ball player ,,your on the clock !

  2. .
    Whatever Eli was in 2012 is irrelevant today. Last year he looked like a journeyman. However, it’s unlikely that any QB takes with pick #2 will be ready to start on opening day. All parties would benefit from an orderly transition.
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  3. Eli:
    2017 passer rating 80.4 (30th among regular starters), and down from 86.0 the year before.
    2017 QBR a terrible 41.7, down from a poor 51.8 the year before.
    2017 yards 3468, down from 4027 the year before.
    2017 TDs, TD%, completions, attempts, %, YPG, YPA, YPG – all down on the year before.
    Yeah, I’m sure Shurmur can’t wait, but how many years in the tank does this footballing behemoth still have at this level of performance?

  4. He forgot to mention how he’s still getting a huge paycheck after a 2-14 or whatever it was season….

  5. C’mon, peeps. Shurmur couldn’t cut it as HC in Cleveland, despite only having Seneca Wallace, Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy. Some Coordinators are just not meant to be HCs, peeps: Brad Childress, Norv Turner, Mike Smith, Ben McAdoo, Romeo Crennel, Ken Whisenhunt, Wade Phillips, soon-to-be coordinators again Bill O’Brien-Todd Bowles et al. Reality is reality… embrace it.

  6. The Giants need to keep Eli and then draft a QB at the number 2 pick and then let the new QB learn off Eli for 2 years.

  7. Eli has been living off a last name and 2 passes in super bowls. He should be financially supporting David Tyree. If Shurmur makes him successful, they need to name the coach of the year trophy after him.

  8. ‘New brooms sweep clean.’ This is starting neutral, and time will tell, so we’ll have to wait and see how this goes. The true test will come if/when there are losses.

  9. Shurmur was a center in college. Both he and Gettleman have stated the O-line is a priority this offseason. During his presser, Shurmur noted what they did in Minnesota – “We didn’t change the oil, we changed the transmission” bringing in 2 free agents and drafting a start-ready center. The only OL player I want to keep from this past season is Brett Jones at center (and that’s why the Giants pulled him from the CFL). If Shurmur and Gettleman get the O-line right, here comes time for Eli to let deeper WR routes develop, here comes a running game that keeps the linebackers honest, and most importantly, here’s Eli who is an excellent play-action QB.

  10. Maybe this will revitalize Eli and get a few more decent years out of him while grooming a replacement. Or maybe Eli is as done as he seems. We’ll see.

  11. What’s funny is that people criticize Flacco for living off one post season run which happened only after a Denver DB made about the worst play since the Minneapolis Miracle, and yet Eli has been even worse since a 5th string receiver caught a ball with his helmet and is revered in NY.

    What the heck am I missing?

  12. Beckham started two games, Shephard started ten. After that, it was Roger Lewis and Tavarres King and Jerrell Adams.

    Exactly how was Eli supposed to accomplish anything throwing the ball to that bunch of gomers?

  13. RE LEE says:
    January 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    I hope Brady and Eli play in the SB before they retire. It will be epic.

    ………………………………………
    So epic. Get yo popcorn it’s gonna happen. Probably in 2023 or 24. Will be a great rematch, but first In 2022 Favre and Elway are meeting up.

  14. Draft Barkley.

    Zeke mad Dak look like an all-pro. Without Zeke, Dak looked like a 3rd round pick. That’s with a good to great Oline ( a bit over rated, I believe) but nothing like the dumpster fire of an Oline Reese put together.

    It’s not even remotely Eli’s fault. Dallas would be in the playoffs with Eli. Minnesota or KC might have won it all. He’s a downfield passer and the run and shoot was perfect for him (the winning throw to Plax in the 07 SB is a clasic RNS play) but the West Coast dink and dunk is not. But you need a RB and Oline, otherwise it’s run for your life. Any other Qb would have been mashed and hurt in that situation and that includes Brady, Brees and Montana.

    I’m sick of the Eli haters. Yeah, he has his own clock management issues and he wobbles some passes. No one is perfect. But he played EVERY GAME. Two time Sb MVP/winner and has NEVER had an elite or even above average Oline. Average in ’07, below average in ’11 and downhill from there.

    Reese/Ross should enjoy the money they stole from the Giants. Eli deserves every penny. A complete warrior on the field and a gentleman off the field.

  15. walker1191 says:
    January 27, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    What’s funny is that people criticize Flacco for living off one post season run which happened only after a Denver DB made about the worst play since the Minneapolis Miracle, and yet Eli has been even worse since a 5th string receiver caught a ball with his helmet and is revered in NY.

    What the heck am I missing?

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    A second Super Bowl win four years later………………

  16. If Eli had an OL worth two cents, a RB with a pulse, and a healthy Beckham and they performed like this, then by all means push him into retirement. I actually think he held it together pretty well given what he had to worth it, plus that loser McAdoo ruining his game streak for no reason.

  17. backintheday99 says:
    January 27, 2018 at 2:25 pm
    Draft Barkley.

    Zeke mad Dak look like an all-pro. Without Zeke, Dak looked like a 3rd round pick. That’s with a good to great Oline ( a bit over rated, I believe) but nothing like the dumpster fire of an Oline Reese put together.

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    A great offensive line makes everyone look better. Even with Zeke Dak was not the same player this year, part of it was the league realizing that Dak is only effective on designed rollouts where he only has to scan half the field and part of it was turnover on the offensive line. Quite simply he has less time to throw and Zeke has smaller holes to run through.

    Dallas also needs to overhaul their receiving corps but that is another topic.

    Eli has never been a great QB statistically and in fact has been quite bad in some categories. What he can do is get hot for a stretch of games and when it happens at the end of the season the Giants had a chance.

  18. How about we draft offensive linemen. Maybe trade Eric flowers, which would actually be ashamed since he was best offensive line man last year on the team, probably means we need to draft oline. All the weapons in the backfield and wr don’t mean anything if there’s no holes or no time to throw the ball. Eli stays in, I don’t know if he has it in him to stick around. He looked like he was scared to play qb, but I can understand if you have a gm who’s not drafting with blocking in mind.

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