Eli Manning: It’s hard to imagine being with another organization

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Pat Shurmur said earlier Tuesday that he expects Eli Manning to remain the Giants’ quarterback after the trade deadline.

“Yes, I do. I think Eli will be our quarterback,” Shurmur said on a conference call with beat reporters. “He has been, and he’ll continue to be here.”

The Giants dealing Manning before next week’s trade deadline isn’t happening, no matter how much Giants fans wish for it.

First, Manning has a no trade clause in his contract that “he almost certainly isn’t waiving,” according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. Manning has said he plans to end his career with the Giants.

He repeated that Tuesday on WFAN 660.

“I haven’t thought about the trade scenario and hey, this organization is the only team I played for and only thing I know,” Manning said on the radio, via Art Stapleton of northjersey.com. “I love the Giants. It’s hard to imagine being with another organization.”

Second, who would trade for a 37-year-old Manning? He is 4-18 since the start of the 2017 season, with 26 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Even Jacksonville, where Tom Coughlin now resides and finds his Jaguars in desperate need of a quarterback, reportedly has no interest.

Third, who are the Giants going to play instead? Rookie Kyle Lauletta?

Yes, Manning will remain with the Giants after next week’s trade deadline. The question is: Do they turn to Lauletta at some point during the season?

Manning sounds as if he plans to remain the Giants’ starting quarterback beyond just next week.

“I still feel like we’ve got a lot left in this team,” Manning said.

60 responses to “Eli Manning: It’s hard to imagine being with another organization

  1. This will be his last year as a Giant or season ticket holders are going bye bye. Watching the rush instead of your receivers is always a bad sign.Thanks for all the good years but it’s time to move on.The kid from Oregon is top Rated and is A starter out the gate .Make your move Giants and get this kid in the draft.6-5 230 pounds and can move around if he has too.

  2. Am I the only one who realizes that nobody would trade for him, and although that was stated in the article, it still somehow is the basis for this article. The trade deadline approaching isn’t a factor when it’s obvious no one would have interest…

  3. If you actually think you have something left, why wouldnt you want to go to another team that could give you a chance to compete and win? This years Giants is like last years. They’re not going anywhere. Its not like you’re Brady and leaving the team means you are leaving the best coach in the league.

  4. Why would Giants fans wish for it? They all had a hissyfit when he got benched after years of poor performance.

  5. So just do them a favor and retire now.

    Say thanks for the memories and the insane amount of money and bounce ASAP.

  6. *sighs*. Season ticket holders aren’t going bye bye (plenty of teams with less success whose ST holders do not go bye bye. Bill B isn’t going to coach the Giants ever – and Eli won’t be there for two years anyway. Etc. Etc. All that said, G-Men should be trading him to someone now. Guy won you 2 rings, so he deserves some respect on his way out. Trade him to a contender.

    Problem is…who is that? Does JAX become one because they get a QB who can play better than me? Maybe. I’d let him go somewhere. Giants aren’t going to be good in 2018 anyway. Their season is shot and they need to look elsewhere for 2019.

  7. Analytics has already ruined baseball and made it unwatchable. It is now ruining the NFL. That said, when analytics fails it is now the excuse that can be used for coaches making horrible in game decisions. It was the fault of analytics, not a coaches decision.

    Analytics cost the Giants the game last night. Analytics made them go for the two point conversion twice in the second half. So what if they failed on the first two point conversion. Analytics said it was the right call to make, going for the two, so it can’t be questioned. Bull crap.

    Eli goes for the QB sneak twice when the team doesn’t have any timeouts left. How about blaming Eli for poor decision making? I don’t know what is about the national media, but they have always let the Manning’s off the hook. They let Eli off the hook when he was drafted by the Chargers and acted like a spoiled brat not wearing the Charger hat when drafted. It was as if Eli was some sort of victim. I guess Eli deserved special rules which allowed him to cherry pick what team he wanted to go to, the draft be damned.

    I know, Elway refused to play for the Colts. At least Elway was more grown up about it, even though I didn’t like it. At least he owned it. Plus he had another option. He could have been a pitcher for the Yankees.

  8. They cleared the decks to make sure that Eli was the only option this year and that there would be no temptation to bench him.

    That’s what the owner demanded, this is his mess. The kid from Oregon said he’s staying in school so good luck anyone who wants a QB in 2019.

    It’s a shame for the Giants they didn’t come to this realization last year before deciding to waste Bekham’s and Barkley’s prime years.

    Anyone want to bet that Manning starts next year as well without a replacement level backup?

  9. Don’t put all the blame on him. Maybe give him an offense of line and see what he has left. Perfect trade Eli for Dak. Dallas has WR running open all over the place and with 3.01 seconds to throw Dak can’t find them. I’m sure Eli can preread a defense and make the correct throw.

  10. Ahh gee Barney, this gig I gots might finally be up. Good thing I’m a Manning, I’m a first ballot HOFer that can’t scramble, throws balls into the ground, and yells ‘mercy’ anytime a defender gets near me.

  11. umakenosense says:
    October 23, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    Don’t put all the blame on him. Maybe give him an offense of line and see what he has left. Perfect trade Eli for Dak. Dallas has WR running open all over the place and with 3.01 seconds to throw Dak can’t find them. I’m sure Eli can preread a defense and make the correct throw.

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    What exactly is an offense of line?

  12. I know, Elway refused to play for the Colts. At least Elway was more grown up about it, even though I didn’t like it. At least he owned it. Plus he had another option. He could have been a pitcher for the Yankees.
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    Elway refused the Colts because of their head coach, Frank Kush, who was a run first coach every play and was fired as head coach at his prior job for punching a player. Good call by Elway. And yes, the Yankees really wanted him.

  13. when didn’t he stink?
    even when the giants had those great defenses, great coaching and receivers that could go up and win the falling ducks, manning was just along for the ride. this guy will be the biggest travesty in the history of the HOF, but he is going in baggage and all – a fraud on and off the field.

  14. Where would he go, every team has a better QB situation than the Giants, except maybe the Dolphins but even people could argue is Tannehill has upside yet. So unless he wants to go be a back up for someone like Allen in Buff. then so be it. I don’t see anywhere were a team would want to pick him up thinking hes their best option as a starter.

  15. “That 20 million we save can help fix our line bye cutting Eli”

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    How exactly do you plan on doing that? The Giants’ prize free agent signing, Nate Solder, has been playing like a certain highly drafted lineman that the Jaguars just signed. John Greco played every interior position on the line last night and both tight ends are recievers. How does trading away the guy who threw for almost 400 yards behind that terrible O-line somehow make it any better?

  16. Manning sounds as if he plans to remain the Giants’ starting quarterback beyond just next week.

    “I still feel like we’ve got a lot left in this team,” Manning said.
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    I still feel I have a shot at Beyonce but sometimes what you feel and reality just don’t intersect.

  17. I’ve never watched a crappier QB than this clown. Blake Bortles is an all time star up next to this trash QB. Yet…..he just keeps looking like his garbage stinks and the Giants keep trotting him out.

  18. I never saw Eli as elite. Better than average. Tough. Good guy. But only better than average with average at best accuracy and two magical years. Having said that, he’s taken a beating with no O line for years. What do you want from the guy?

  19. Would Brady, Rodgers, Peyton Manning or any other competent QB have attempted two consecutive quarterback sneaks into the line with no timeouts left in a game your are trailing by 11 with under a minute left? Of course not.

  20. I’m an Eagles fan that hates all things Giants. That being said…its sad watching him now. He used to kill us and his play during his prime would stoke the rivalry.

    I hate watching athletes that have declined rapidly and dont seem to realize it. The Giants should have realized it too. Now…theyve got stud offensive skill players and no QB or offensive line. I dont care if they draft the next Tom Brady… it’s going to take years to rebuild that line. They’re paying Solder 18 mill plus and he was getting his lunch money stolen last night.

  21. My guess is with the trade deadline looming….No one is calling for Eli no matter how desperate the need for a starter or back up QB

  22. if it’s not already painfully obvious that the season is gone, they gonna try out the young buck when it does become painful and obvious. They let Eli keep his starting streak though… wait, what?

  23. Manning owed his two glory postseasons to monster defenses. Without those freak defensive lines, his game winning drives would have had the same impact as his final drives against Atlanta and Carolina.
    In all fairness, Brady owed his first and third SB wins to his defenses but then he had the distinction of leading an unprecedented 10 point 4th quarter comeback against Seattle in SB 49 and an unpeecedented 19 point comeback in SB 51. Along the way he also overcame 2 14 point deficits to the Ravens in the same playoff game. So Brady had his moments in which he took over a SB. Three if you count that SB win over Carolina after that crazy 4th quarter.

    By contrast, people will always hedge, hem, and haw when discussing Eli’s body of work. Naturally he does not want to be put out to pasture after fewer years in the league than Brady or his brother. But the dude now has arguably more weapons than either Brady or his brother had with Saquon Barkely, Sterling Shepherd, and Odell Beckham and yet he can only seem to score in the last 2-4 minutes of games.

    This is a perfect time to get Webb opporrunities to develop a rapport with those weapons and the only reason I can surmise for why they are not going this route at 1-6 is that they don’t believe they have their next franchise QB on the roster.

  24. Lol Carr. Yeah. Trade for Carr, then the Raiders and Giants still won’t have a quarterback. Carr has been so bad the last two games that I’d rather have Eli. Wanna trade?

  25. Play for another team? Unless it’s Pittsburgh you lose your “get away with anything free” card. I love me some Pats but every time I hear BB wax on about NY I can’t help thinking he threw 2 SB’s as to not beat his first love. Both of those losses were clearly, ridiculously out of character for a Pat’s team that was performing far better than they showed against a second tier team.

    Or maybe I’m just a conspiracy guy. Who can say? I’ll miss Eli though. You need a villian to be a hero. His pictures certainly provided dartboard coverings for a few NE fans 🙂

  26. If this guy’s last name was not Manning he’d have been canned years ago. His career stats are utterly mediocre save for two seasons where his HOF coach and defense carried a typically average Giants team to a playoff run and SB title:

    Career record: 112-109
    Completion %: 60.1
    TD vs Intercpetions: 346-232

  27. gibbyfan says:
    October 23, 2018 at 7:07 pm
    wouldn’t be surprised to see the crazy raiders let Carr go –Giants??
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    The Raiders are going to let him go because they’ve just figured out a ( 100+M dollar deal later) that Derek Carr like his brother David is NOT a franchise caliber NFL QB . Derek is a below-avg to mid level at best NFL starter who had 1 really good season when literally everything around him was perfect with arguably the NFL’s best OL that year in front of him. If the Giants pick him up or trade for him that’d be akin to a band-aid over a gaping bullet wound, the problem will still be there.

  28. If this guy’s last name was not Manning he’d have been canned years ago. His career stats are utterly mediocre save for two seasons where his HOF coach and defense carried a typically average Giants team to a playoff run and SB title:

    Career record: 112-109
    Completion %: 60.1
    TD vs Intercpetions: 346-232
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    Career passing yards – 6th
    Career passing tds – 7th
    2 SB wins against the dynasty of his era

    .. I would say he is more of a compiler than a legend. But he certainly earned the right to compile.

    … and like it or not, since voters are so infatuated with Rings, Eli WILL be in the NFL HOF.

  29. I like to think back to those hundreds of “Father Time” comments about Brady the last 5 years, during which he went to three Super Bowls and won 2. Permit me to reiterate: Father Time is just about done with Eli, at which point he is headed straight to Pittsburgh.

  30. Manning owed his two glory postseasons to monster defenses. Without those freak defensive lines, his game winning drives would have had the same impact as his final drives against Atlanta and Carolina.
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    2007 Giants D – 17th
    2011 Giants D – 25th… one of the worst in Super Bowl history

    .. 2011 was SO bad, they actually had a negative point differential (396-400)

    Eli did his part. 2007 he had a 95.7 rating.. 2011, 103.3.. 5 of 6 wins were on the road.

  31. I know, Elway refused to play for the Colts. At least Elway was more grown up about it, even though I didn’t like it. At least he owned it. Plus he had another option. He could have been a pitcher for the Yankees.
    =====

    Look at where the Chargers are now. Dean Spanos is a clown.

    Eli did the right thing.

  32. In an odd twist of irony, the Giants would have been better of if Eli was suspended for his faking memorabilia, like every other teams QB would have. Would have given the G-Men a non controversial way to try out other QB’s

  33. endtimesparty says:
    October 24, 2018 at 2:18 am
    Manning owed his two glory postseasons to monster defenses.
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    2011 Giants defense was ranked 28th in the league.. You may want to rethink that.

  34. “Manning has said he plans to end his career with the Giants.”
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    Don’t worry folks, playing behind that offensive line and getting sacked every other play (currently on pace for 55) he might just well end his career as Giant…this season.

  35. I’m sure that the rest of the team is thrilled that Eli is delusional and refuses to acknowledge that his play greatly hurts their chances of ever winning. It’s not all his fault, but he sure has a lot to do with the Giants being awful. He needs to bow out gracefully. If he can’t imagine himself with another team, then he should retire as a NY Giant.

  36. He won bc of monster defenses. You tell me the team’s defensive ranking was 28th, but the team went on a terrible losing streak each of those regular seasons. They put it all together in time for the postseasons.

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