As had been anticipated in latest weeks, the Giants built that formal Wednesday morning at the NFL Scouting Blend.
“I think Eli can help us gain video games,” Giants’ head coach Pat Shurmur said. “I want Eli back. He’s back. “
And with that, what we all suspected — that Eli Manning would be starting up for the Giants in 2019 — was confirmed.
With Manning moving into his age 38 time and the Giants coming off a 5-11 time and having received just eight video games about the previous two seasons, there has been a lot offseason speculation about Manning.
At the end of the 2018 time, GM Dave Gettleman opened the door to that speculation by not committing to Manning at that time. Right here is what he said then:
“I’m fully commited to producing the very best choice in the desire of the New York Football Giants … my dedication is to make this workforce the very best workforce it can be and if that happens to have Eli playing quarterback, it does.”
Now we know the Giants have resolved the very best way ahead is to roll with Manning, who will be moving into his 16th time. In his press meeting, Shurmur available a number of votes of confidence in Manning, declaring that he continue to “does all the factors important to be a quarterback.”
And in a familiar chorus from a calendar year ago, Shurmur added that he continue to thinks “the several years thing is real.” That, of system, refers to a statement he built a calendar year ago that the Giants’ quarterback continue to has “years left” as a starter in the NFL.
Shurmur did accept that Manning did not perform nicely at points in the time, but he also built it very clear that football is a workforce match, and Eli also necessary far better perform around him. Shurmur said, “The one particular thing I know is that the last 50 % of the time when the fellas around him performed far better that allowed us to see much more of what Eli could do. I do not think any one particular participant can carry a workforce.”
When it was his convert to get the podium, GM Dave Gettleman put in a lot of his time speaking about the quarterback posture, and defending Manning.
#Giants GM Dave Gettleman defending Eli Manning: “If you notify a lie lengthy ample, you believe it. The narrative has been so detrimental, when you get that posture, you have issues finding off that spot. The narrative has been detrimental and I do not think it is reasonable.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 27, 2019
Gettleman added, “The narrative has been so detrimental for the last four, 5 several years, due to the fact I have been gone, it is been actually detrimental.” He went on to say that, “There’s an outdated declaring ‘if you notify a lie lengthy ample, folks believe it’. The narrative is so detrimental that when you get that posture, most folks wrestle finding off that spot. Most folks wrestle declaring ‘I’m heading to glimpse at this with fresh new eyes.”
Now that we know that Eli will be the Giants’ starting up quarterback when the time begins, the subsequent dilemma will be irrespective of whether there will be a remarkably-drafted heir apparent breathing down his neck when the time begins.
We will just have to wait around a several much more weeks to find out the reply to that section of the questio
Reminder: Huge Blue Look at is at the 2019 NFL Scouting Blend, so this will be updated with much more from Indy, so continue to be tuned!