Giants Not Sure Whether QB Eli Manning Will Be a Starter in 2019

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10). Photo by Scott Taetsch/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9238781ab)

New York Giants didn’t have the best 2018 season, finishing the year with a 5-11 record. Most of the blame for the team’s bad performances was aimed towards Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning, and many began questioning whether he should remain a starter. Now it seems like New York’s front office and coaching staff might share the same doubts.

Giants’ general manager Dave Gettleman was recently asked whether Manning will remain the team’s starting quarterback for 2019 and the answer he gave was not too reassuring.

“I’m committed to making the best decision in the interest of the Giants,” – said Gettleman. “We’re in the evaluation process. … Everything is on the table for us.”

He also added that he and Eli Manning had “extensive, no-holds barred” conversation about the 2018 season and the future of the team.

“We’re trying to build sustained success,”- he continued. “That takes brutal honesty and some tough decisions. … It wasn’t like he was called to the principal’s office. He came to see me.”

Eli Manning, who spent all of his 15th seasons as a pro with the Giants, has just one more year left on his deal. He recently confirmed that the discussions about the extension have not yet begun, which led to speculations that New York might move on from the 37-year-old.

In 2018, Manning completed 66.0 percent of his passes for 4,299 yards and 21 touchdowns while adding 11 interceptions.