Eli Manning wants to prove Giants right after they passed on franchise QB

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The Giants could have had Sam Darnold, Josh Allen or Josh Rosen with the second overall choice. But instead of selecting their quarterback of the future, the Giants decided to help their quarterback of the present.

Running back Saquon Barkley gives Eli Manning yet another weapon as the Giants try to win now.

In other words, the Giants still have faith in their 37-year-old quarterback despite his 3-12 record, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season.

“It was kind of a vote of confidence in that they trusted in me that I can play at a high level, can win games, take us deep in playoffs and win championships and win championships still,” Manning said on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s The Opening Drive. “And you know what? I want to prove them right and I want to make them look smart and make them to have made the right decision in doing that. I want to go out there and do great things, do my job and lead this team and make guys around me better and do what I’m supposed to do to put us in position to win those games.”

The return of receiver Odell Beckham, the free agent signing of left tackle Nate Solder and the addition of Barkley makes the Giants better on paper. It’s a pretty safe bet they will win more than three games this season but how many more?

“Now, it’s just a matter of, can we put it all together on game day?” Manning said. “Can we find ways to make big plays in critical moments of the game? Can we win those tough-nosed battles where, hey, maybe not everything’s going perfect but can you find a way to win in the fourth quarter? Can you put it all together in crunch time and find a way just a way to get those victories? Those are the teams that tend to have great years, the ones that are just gritty and tough and figure out ways to win football games.”

9 responses to “Eli Manning wants to prove Giants right after they passed on franchise QB

  1. Yep, can’t go wrong with trusting a passer rating of 80.4! What’s that? Bad O-line? Then why has his rating been going south for a few years? Anyway his career is only 83.5, with more INTs (228) & FUMs (115) than TDs (339). Should’ve kept Rivers (& Coughlin), you’d have had 4 SBs.

  2. They will regret passing on Darnold and Rosen with that said he’s still a good Quarterback and his offensive line has been horrible for four years now.

  3. streetyson says:
    July 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm
    Yep, can’t go wrong with trusting a passer rating of 80.4! What’s that? Bad O-line? Then why has his rating been going south for a few years? Anyway his career is only 83.5, with more INTs (228) & FUMs (115) than TDs (339). Should’ve kept Rivers (& Coughlin), you’d have had 4 SBs.
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    As a Giants fan, I’m more than happy with two SB wins over the Pats.

  4. Take your 2, we’ll keep our 5, thanks. If you think the Giants won those 2 SBs because of Eli instead of Coughlin, I feel sorry for you. BB and TC grew up in the same coaching tree, that’s why TC knew BB’s tendencies as well as BB himself. You go ahead and keep pinning your hopes on Eli, we’ll keep laughing at you.

  5. Drafting a QB is a crap shoot. They made the right pick, whether Eli has anything left or not.

  6. Take your 2, we’ll keep our 5, thanks. If you think the Giants won those 2 SBs because of Eli instead of Coughlin, I feel sorry for you. BB and TC grew up in the same coaching tree, that’s why TC knew BB’s tendencies as well as BB himself. You go ahead and keep pinning your hopes on Eli, we’ll keep laughing at you
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    Well, he’s 2-0 against NE. With 2 MVP trophies. So there’s that.

  7. The Giants made a massive mistake in passing on Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen in favor of Eli Manning. Eli is in Decline, his Pro Football Focus grade & passer rating has been declining for years now, his arm strength and accuracy both are fading. How many dirt balls did he throw last year? The guy is done. In 2-3 years from if the Giants are looking for a QB & Darnold/Rosen are playing at top 10 caliber levels the Giants are going to seriously regret passing them up even if Barkley is the best RB in the NFL, because the QB position is the most important position on the field. I think the Giants front office made a massive mistake, Eli is done and next years draft lacks top QB’s, the Giants are going to be looking for a QB to replace Eli for a long time when they could of had one this year. Worst Case scenario for the Giants is they win 7-8 games this year, not enough to contend and yet not bad enough to select Drew Lock in next years draft.

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