Eli Manning will start on Monday night

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Eight days after the second ever showdown between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, the NFL will give us the inaugural meeting of . . . Eli Manning and maybe Nick Mullens, if not C.J. Beathard.

Giants coach Pat Shurmur confirmed on Tuesday that Manning will start for the Giants next Monday night, in a game against the 49ers.

There had been some speculation that Manning could be benched, enough to spark at least one prop bet as to whether he’d start. But with Kyle Lauletta and Alex Tanney as the alternatives, the Giants aren’t yet inclined to assume full-blown tank mode.

After Monday night, maybe they will be.

Regardless, it’s becoming more and more clear that this will be Eli’s last year with the Giants. The question then becomes whether he’d play somewhere else, or call it a career.

19 responses to “Eli Manning will start on Monday night

  1. Come to Green Bay. My Packers could use Eli.
    Aaron is on the decline. And Eli has better family relations.

  2. I realize that the schedule was made beforehand, but pairing up the worst teams with the worst announcers is so ESPN.

  3. I’ll tune in just so I can say I witnessed the last game Eli Manning ever played in. Just like Hue should have been fired after last season, Eli should have been shown the door last off season as well.

  4. There was no chance this was going to happen. This was purely media speculation. So essentially the media is now reporting that the media speculation was inaccurate. Kind of like broken window theory. Google it.

  5. Well, I had to go to bro in law/sis in law house last night and got stuck watching MNF. I’ve read complaints about the broadcast team and after last night I have to agree – it’s horrible. Booger McFarland needs to come to the realization that he does not have to talk after EVERY SINGLE PLAY!
    Why do I say this on a Giants thread? Because the Giants are next on MNF and I won’t be watching, but I’ll wish them luck. And to all you Giants fans who have to put up with listening to the game, my condolences.

  6. If Shanahan is allergic to winning, he should start Beathard, who has 1 win in 13 games in his career, 11 of those games he started, IIRC. Jimmy G was 5-0 after replacing Beathard as starter in 2017, and Mullens is 1-0 in 2018.

  7. That MNF booth is the WORST of all time. Booger and Witten need to stop challenging every point the other one makes. Witten is painful to listen to, he sounds so uncomfortable, he needs to take a few drinks and upchuck on Tessy’s boots, if that’s what it takes to calm his nerves.

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