What’s next for Eli ?
Eli Manning has become a back-up quarterback. It is just the second time in 15 seasons that has happened. Coach Ben McAdoo started Geno Smith for one game at quarterback in 2017. Aside from that Manning has been the Giants' starter for 15 seasons. Sources say he has a no-trade clause in his contract so unless he gives the OK he will remain a Giant this season.
Many are asking if this is the end of the line for Manning. Has he done enough to be selected to the Hall of Fame ? There are always debates but being a starting quarterback in New York for 15 seasons and winning two Super Bowls lock him in from my point of view. He has thrown for 56,537 yards and 362 touchdowns. He has put up over 3,000 yards passing every season since he started the entire season in 2005. If he never played another down he is seventh all-time in NFL passing yardage and eighth in touchdown passes.
But....his career and season are not over. Look at this past weekend with Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and Trevor Siemian all injured with only Brees expected back this year. The immense size and speed of the defensive lines and the pass rushes put on make it extremely tough for quarterbacks to stay healthy. Hopefully, Daniel Jones won't have any injury issues. The point being....not many can make it through an entire season. Eli Manning will be ready when needed.