Eli Manning has had “no response” to the drafting of Daniel Jones

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The Giants finally have acquired the heir apparent to Eli Manning. No one knows, however, when Daniel Jones will become the heir actual. And Manning doesn’t seem to care.

He’s had no response,” coach Pat Shurmur said Saturday, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. “I will say this again: I’ve never been around a person that can stay in the moment better than Eli. And I think that is something that is really, really unique about him. He’s staying in the moment.”

The moment for Eli entails embracing the last year of his contract and, possibly, the last year of his tenure with the Giants.

“He’s training to play and have a terrific season,” Shurmur said. “He looks really good out here throwing and moving, doing all the things necessary. It’s his second year in our system. So he knows what he’s doing better than some of the guys teaching it.”

Knowing it and executing it are two different things. If Eli and the rest of the offense can’t make it work, and if the defense likewise struggles to the point where the Giants fade from contention, it may be time for the team to turn the page and embrace the future. With one sportsbook setting the over-under on Jones’ starts at 7.5, someone sees a very real possibility that one of the moments in which Eli is staying will be the one in which he’s told that he’s taking a seat.

And this time it won’t be a one-game blip. This time it will most likely be the last time Eli plays for the Giants.

53 responses to “Eli Manning has had “no response” to the drafting of Daniel Jones

  1. Of course he has no response. He can only fool the Giants for so long believing he is actually a Good Quarterback and he isnt the root of the problem or Will they wait till another coach gets fired to realize it.

  2. week 7 is after a Thursday night game week 6.
    week 7 they host arizona and murray
    book it.

  3. Last 5 years — lower tier QB…..0 playoff wins….making at least $20 mill/year

    I would be very quiet.

  4. The best thing for Eli to do is to go out and try to do what all 32 starting QB’s are trying to do. Win the super bowl. Peyton went out on top. I think Eli will end up having a great season. I can’t think of a better education for Daniel Jones than to watch how Eli prepares and goes about his daily routine. Eli isn’t just going to go through the motions and hand over his job to the youngster, and that will end up working in Jones’ favor.

  5. The Giants will start 1-3 and the media will go berserk asking when Jones is starting. Still, the Giants will wait until they are totally out of it before recognizing the obvious.

  6. Hopefully Jones starts around week 6 and unfortunately something happens to Phillip Rivers and the Giants send Eli to San Diego in a trade LOL.

  7. Someone other than Eli Manning will open the 2021 season as the Giants starting quarterback. He will likely be Daniel Jones, who will have backed up Manning for two seasons – an invaluable apprenticeship.

  8. He’s too busy counterfeiting NFL game memorabilia at this time of year – remind me again how this isn’t against NFL conduct rules?

  9. Silently play out that mega-money-for-no-production contract is the right call. He isn’t dumb… and he also isn’t any worse at playing qb than he ever was. He just doesn’t have the team and coaching staff masking that he had when they every once in a while would not suck and win the superbowl haha. He is the same guy. Now, if you ever think he was really that good or not is the question.

    He wasn’t. 20int superbowl champ.

  10. streetyson says:
    May 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm
    He’s too busy counterfeiting NFL game memorabilia at this time of year – remind me again how this isn’t against NFL conduct rules?

    ========

    Ask Kraft…….,

  11. We’re really padding this story.
    The Giants took a quartback and Manning probably knew it was coming. Nothing to see here

  12. He could always go the tammy brady route. Throw a 2 year old temper tantrum tirade in the owners office crying for the backup qb to be traded. A high pitched wailing voice like tammy procluded after that butler INT would help escalate things also

  13. Those Super Bowl wins were a lottery ticket for Eli as they have allowed him to cash an extra $20MIL/year over the last three where another team would have benched him and moved on.

  14. Jones was picked at the request of Eli Manning. Jones played at Duke for David Cutcliffe, the Manning’s personal QB coach/mentor and Peyton’s OC at Tennessee. Jones and the Mannings have trained together many times and are good friends, so any report of Manning not liking the pick are false. Since Jones and ELi are already friends, Gettleman knew it would be a smoother transition. That doesn’t excuse using the 6th overall pick on a 2nd-3rd round QB, but it helps explain why it was done.

  15. When I think of Eli I think of the lines of a song: “I’m not aware of too many things. I know what I know if you know what I mean”.

  16. George Paras says:

    May 4, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Of course he has no response. He can only fool the Giants for so long believing he is actually a Good Quarterback and he isnt the root of the problem or Will they wait till another coach gets fired to realize it.
    ————–
    Comments like this are ridiculous. Is Eli a superstar? No but he is far from the root of the giants problem over the last few years. They’ve had no defense, No offensive line(Solder turned out to be a huge bust for the pay), No running game until last year and an inconsistent receiver group because of either performance or injury. Eli has been far from the root of the problem.

  17. People who go into shock generally aren’t able to respond to any stimuli.
    Manning is stunned that they drafted his replacement.

  18. I understand that creating drama – and responding to it – is what this is all about but c’mon. Eli doesn’t have a fantasy about playing until he’s 80 like some people, he knows they have to draft someone to deal with that, and no one knows what this kid is going to show. Seriously nothing to see here.

  19. Poor Giants fans. You’re stuck with Eli for the next 10 years because the organization is sooooooo in love with his past accomplishments. They just can’t say goodbye because they’re holding on to the memories.

  20. “carloswlassiter says:
    May 4, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    The Giants will start 1-3 and the media will go berserk asking when Jones is starting. Still, the Giants will wait until they are totally out of it before recognizing the obvious.”

    At best, the Giants will be 1-5 when Arizona comes to town – maybe 0-6. Great time to see two of the QBs of the future go head-to-head.

  21. Thermanmerman99 says:

    May 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    He could always go the tammy brady route. Throw a 2 year old temper tantrum tirade in the owners office crying for the backup qb to be traded. A high pitched wailing voice like tammy procluded after that butler INT would help escalate things also.

    __________________________

    Well we know he isn’t winning another superbowl, like Brady.

  22. Eli will let his arm and work speak for him. Until Jones lines up behind center in a game that matters, there is little to speak of. Best to both of them. Go Patriots!

  23. You know Eli crying he’s been babied his whole career by the Giants can’t hate on him beating the Patriots twice but let’s be honest if his name wasn’t Manning he would of been out of New York years ago….

  24. To be fair, team doctors shine a flashlight directly into Eli’s pupils and don’t get a response.

  25. Three things that I’ll remember Eli for:

    1. Verbal refusal to play for the Chargers if drafted by them pick one
    2. His pass to and then the catch by Tyree in the SB
    3. The deer in the headlights look after every interception he threw

  26. G-men will be out of contention by October and a fringe playoff team will get desperate and offer a 3rd rounder for eli, which will be accepted.

  27. thermanmerman99 says:
    May 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm
    He could always go the tammy brady route. Throw a 2 year old temper tantrum tirade in the owners office crying for the backup qb to be traded. A high pitched wailing voice like tammy procluded after that butler INT would help escalate things also

    Sounds like “tammy” occupies a lot of space in your head there champ.

  28. Eli will be selling bench warming merchandise. He has a small window to move a warehouse full of those “official” items.

  29. Daniel Jones is mobile so he may stand a chance against that joke of an offensive line of the Giants.

  30. Eli should have played better over the last several seasons. That is undeniable. But it is easy for the Eli-bashing to get carried away.

    The O-line has been atrociously bad over the past few years. The tight ends and the defense have been sub-par. All these weakness are manifestations of terrible drafting over the last decade (ODB Jr being one of the few exceptions). Big churns in the coaching staff also haven’t helped.

    Again, Eli should have played better. It’s almost certain he is well past his prime. However, I don’t think he is the Giants’ biggest problem. And finding a better replacement won’t be easy.

  31. Giants’ ownership choked again with the pressure on. Left to his own devices Gettleman would have picked a D lineman or OT, no doubt about it. Eli’s out there ripping it up.

  32. Eli has been horrible for years…..the turnovers are unbelievable at times……you can count on him for a fumble and interception in every game….as a world renowned Fantasy Football Champion I have steered clear of Manning for years.

  33. It will be funny if Eli comes out and plays far better than he has the last few seasons.

    I don’t expect that to happen, but it would be funny if it did.

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