Pat Shurmur doesn’t name Eli Manning starter for Week Three

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After Sunday’s loss to the Bills, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said that the postgame press conference was not the place to have a conversation about whether to start Daniel Jones at quarterback.

That conversation is coming, though. Shurmur said at his Monday press conference that Eli Manning has been the team’s starter to this point, but stopped short of naming the veteran the starter for their Week Three game against the Buccaneers.

“We’re gonna talk about everything moving forward. I think that’s fair at this point,” Shurmur said, via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. “To this point what we’ve done hasn’t been good enough.”

The Giants are 0-2 and have serious issues on defense that aren’t going to go away if Jones starts instead of Manning in Tampa this week, but that’s little reason not to look to the future on the offensive side of the ball because, as Shurmur points out, the status quo simply hasn’t been good enough.

18 responses to “Pat Shurmur doesn’t name Eli Manning starter for Week Three

  1. Don’t do it! The last guy who tried to bench Manning so that they could look at a rookie QB got run out of New York.

    That guy needs an apology as well as the rookie QB who got traded before last season so Shurmer wouldn’t get any bright ideas about benching Manning himself.

  2. Eli isn’t the problem he’s out there throwing to janitors and plumbers… The D is atrocious…gee who saw that coming with all the talent they jettisoned out of town…the other problem is shurmur is a TERRIBLE HC and the play calling, decision making is insanely terrible…

  3. True. Bit the situation is different this time. Manning isn’t being benched for Geno Smith. We have a rookie that is better than Manning. And doing it early is a better situation than doing it later. Gives a season of film and what he needs to succeed. We have to draft a reciever. That pick needs to fit his skill set.

  4. Steelers and Saints (and probably the Vikings) looking for QB’s, smart choice would be to off load Eli for something.

  5. After a 2-0 start, it’s most likely just of matter of *when* Jones replaces Manning. Unless they think they can still pull out an increasingly unlikely playoff berth, their long-term goal should be to do what’s best for Jones’ development.

  6. For those that are saying that Eli is throwing to no name receivers have not looked at the game tape. Eli is missing WIDE OPEN receivers on almost every play. He cannot lock onto open receivers like he used to and when he sees a receiver its to late because hes getting sacked. The Oline is alot better this year than it has been in the past, no reason why Eli cant get the ball to open receivers when he has 5-6 seconds in the pocket. Please watch the game again and watch how open these receivers really are.

  7. eagleswin says:
    September 16, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    Don’t do it! The last guy who tried to bench Manning so that they could look at a rookie QB got run out of New York.
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    Geno Smith was no rookie at that point. Everyone knew he was terrible.
    I just find it funny nobody wanted this Jones guy. And now?

  8. Olddano, the Steelers have their qb of the future with Rudolf. The saints definitely need a qb because teddy isn’t getting anything done but Brees will be back. They’d be better off keeping Eli and let him teach Jones from the sidelines. He’s got the attitude and would do it. They’ll release him in the offseason and he’ll play another year or two and then fade away.

  9. I thought the giants and the fans said Odell was the main issue not eli, and That they’d be better off without him.. Yet here these same fans are saying its not eli again and now its because he dont have receivers?? Lmao.. which is it now? The receivers have been fine yet eli has been complete trash again and they still can’t manage to even admit it. they’d rather blame everyone else because eli won 2sb years and years ago, its blasphemy he could conceivably be the issue in their eyes. Lol

  10. Wont matter one bit. The team is bad. They gutted the defense which is probably the worst in the league. Start looking at ownership and the GM because they are the people that are responsible for this mess.

  11. Wrong, the rookie didn’t play…

    Apologize…

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    eagleswin says:
    September 16, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    Don’t do it! The last guy who tried to bench Manning so that they could look at a rookie QB got run out of New York

  12. Eli has no trade agreement in contact!
    Jones had 3 fumbles in preseason
    He had fumble in game one!
    He’s not ready!
    Eli’s not the only problem with the Giants
    Their DEFENCE is the BIG problem
    # 2 pick not so bad 😀

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