Pat Shurmur “fully expects” Eli Manning back in 2019

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Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman stopped well short of committing to Eli Manning as the team’s 2019 quarterback when he spoke to the media at the end of the 2018 season.

Gettleman will speak to reporters from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and we may have gotten a preview of what he’s going to say during head coach Pat Shurmur’s media session. Shurmur said he wants Manning on the team and “fully expects” Manning to be on the team this year.

“I think Eli has proven he can win games,” Shurmur said.

The Giants’ 8-24 record over the last two seasons has led others to feel otherwise and Manning is moving closer to the end of the line under any circumstances, so the Giants may still look to the future and pick a quarterback in the draft this year. Gettleman will likely be asked about that as well, but it sounds like it would be a surprise if any move they make results in Manning being thrown overboard.

33 responses to “Pat Shurmur “fully expects” Eli Manning back in 2019

  1. The Giants have not won games w/ any consistency in over 8 years since their 2011 Super-Bowl season. Eli Manning is a terrible QB at this point, they’re rolling out the corpse of Eli Manning at this point. The Giants had the opportunity to draft a franchise QB last year when they could of taken either Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold, either of which would of set them up for the next 15yrs minimum and they could of sat them as rookies letting them learn behind Eli before taking over. That is going to turn out to be a tremendous mistake by the Giants, Barkley is going to be a top elite RB but RB’s dont win games like QB’s do and are only in their primes for 4-5yrs. After 5yrs of taking a pounding Barkley will be starting his decline while QB’s Darnold and Rosen will be in the very early years of their primes.
    The Giants desperately need to take a QB this year or it’s going to really hurt that franchise long term if they do not find a capable replacement for Eli Manning as Eli is done and he isnt getting any better & has ZERO mobility as a stone statue back there. The Giants should move up to ensure they land Dwayne Haskins who should be a very solid franchise QB for years to come or even Kyler Murray. If they do not take a QB in round 1 then they need to trade back into the bottom of RD1 to land Duke QB Daniel Jones who is very similar to Eli Manning w/ the same coach he had in the exact same system Eli ran, Jones makes a lot of sense for New York. The Giants desperately need to find Manning’s replacement this off-season or face sinking to the worst team in the NFC-E for years to come w/ the NYG & Redskins battling it out for 4th every year over the next 3-4 seasons.

  2. I believe they lost 6 or 7 games last season by 3 or more points. Eli didn’t have a bad year. Defense just couldn’t keep the Giants in the game. Get a pass rush and their going to the playoffs. To many weapons

  3. Teams don’t need just an adequate QB, they need a leader. An inspiration. A guy who can fire up him teammates. Eli is…not that. Eli has never been that. He’s a below average NFL QB and has the worst leadership and body language this side of Jay Cutler.

  4. Since this year’s crop of QB’s both in the draft and free agency look less than stellar, it looks likes the Dolphins with Tannehill and the Giants with Eli are strategically planning on how to go 0-16, I wonder what the tie breaker is for 0-15-1 since they play each other.

    Russel Wilson will cost somewhere around $200 million, which will need to be put in escrow, at $40 million a year for 5 years fully guaranteed, may even push higher if he is a free agent in a bidding war.

  5. magnumpimustache says:
    February 27, 2019 at 10:08 am

    He beat the Patriots twice. He kind of stinks. But he still beat the Pats twice.

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    Do people think that bothers Pat’s fans? I mean, that’s some serious clinging on there. That was FOUR Superbowls ago, 9 straight AFC Championship Games, 3 SB wins, 2 Superbowl MVP’s, 1 reg season MVP and countless records, reg. season AND playoff, broken by Brady.

    Lets see- Brady- 3 SB’s appearances in 4 years at the beginning of his career, 2 SB appearances in 4 years in the middle of his career, and 4 SB appearances in 5 years at the end of his career- as a fan nothing can bother me at this point! Thank’s Tom!

  6. Eli has proven he can win with a well coordinated Kevin Gilbride offense, not without Gilbride.

    Draft Haskins. He plays like a giant in big games. No pun intended.

  7. That Giants offensive line is so bad, no pocket QB would have a chance behind it. Address the offensive line then make a decision on Eli.

  8. They had better hope the Wilson rumor is true or they should start tanking for Tua

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    Wishful thinking.

    Number 3 isn’t going anywhere. I guarantee it.

  9. The fish stinks from the head.
    John Mara is another example of a spoiled brat that is plying football team owner.
    Shurmur will have 4-5 years of lousy to mediocre and Eli … well will never see a winning season.
    50 years of following the Giants down the tubes … sad, sad, sad.

  10. Great…waste away Barkley’s cheap years…then when you’re finally competitive…you won’t be able to afford him…The best thing that happened for the Eagles…was 2 idiot teams in their division drafting a RB top 5…The giants actually put the cart before the horse…insteada building their offensive line first…they have the 2nd pick in last years draft dodging tacklers in the backfield…#idiotslol

  11. What a relief! Looks like the Giants won’t be pursuing Nick Foles after all and Eagles Nation can rest better.

    I was not looking forward to having to face St. Nick two times per season! Hopefully this ends the NFC East rumor mill.

  12. magnumpimustache says:

    He beat the Patriots twice. He kind of stinks. But he still beat the Pats twice.
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    He doesn’t have Tom Coughlin anymore. As a Cowboys fan I’m still stunned he was fired.

  13. Has nothing to do with Gettleman, Mara totally in denial with Eli. He has dreams at night of long gone Super Bowls and believes Eli and Strahan can take them there again. Sad, really.

  14. “He doesn’t have Tom Coughlin anymore. As a Cowboys fan I’m still stunned he was fired.”

    Totally agree (except for the Cowpoke fan part). What on earth were they thinking?

  15. At this point can’t the Giant’s use Eli in more of a “mentor” role? unless they draft a QB or trade for one isn’t this upcoming season going to be a repeat of the last one? unless they’re planning on upgrades to the O line it will be

  16. Criticizing Eli is fair game but saying he’s not a leader is dumb. Former players protect him all day and non-leaders don’t take a trailing team down TWICE to beat a dynastic team. Sorry.

    And to the Pats fan…we know it still burns. Especially after you feeling the need to recite your glories. Brady has won a million but Eli beat his best team. FACT.

  17. justintuckrule says:
    February 27, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Criticizing Eli is fair game but saying he’s not a leader is dumb. Former players protect him all day and non-leaders don’t take a trailing team down TWICE to beat a dynastic team. Sorry.

    And to the Pats fan…we know it still burns. Especially after you feeling the need to recite your glories. Brady has won a million but Eli beat his best team. FACT.
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    Pretty comical. No one puts Eli in the “leadership” category. The Leader of the Giants during their SB wins was the Defensive players- no question.

    Do you think a QB who leads would allow the Giants to flounder as a team like they have without a peep?

    Does anyone think Beckhams shenanigans would have happened if Brady was his QB.

    Your the one reciting past glories! And no, sorry, there is no ongoing “burn” there.

    Just taking the last 5 years of Brady’s career he is still miles ahead of anything Eli accomplished in his whole career!

  18. Wait….so Brady is better than Eli? You don’t say.

    Clearly, you know nothing about the Giants other than they stole your lunch not once but twice and you’re all still stewing about it. Based on Eli vs. Brady overall history, if NYG was in your division, you wouldn’t have half the rings. It must be nice fattening up against the Jets, Bills and Fins for 20 years. Versus the NFCE is the SB, your team is 1-3.

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