Giants' Eli Manning won't give 'cold shoulder' to a rookie QB

Arnold Nichols
February 7, 2018

Still, while the 37-year-old Manning appears to be firmly entrenched as the starter under the new regime that includes general manager Dave Gettleman, he understands if NY invests a No. 2 overall pick in a quarterback.

"Had it with the plays written on the screen to learn some of the terminology and put it all together and see the speed you have to run it, " Manning said. The quarterback-needy Browns pick No. 1, so it's no sure thing that Darnold (6'4/215) will even be available for NY. You're always helping them out. "Whatever happens happens, but I know that I'm going to improve as a quarterback". Even with the Giants having the No. 2 overall pick and speculation circling that his eventual replacement could be drafted, Manning said he was fine with whatever avenue the Giants choose to go. He's 37 years old, and the Giants, who have the No. 2 overall selection in the National Football League draft, are expecting to strongly consider taking a passer with the pick.

Manning's hold on the starting job has gotten stronger since general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur were hired. My job is to play quarterback. "If I do get drafted by NY and he was there, it'd be an fantastic opportunity to get better", he said.


The two-time Super Bowl champion is 37 years old, and he was benched earlier this season in Week 13 for the Giants' matchup against the Oakland Raiders, as Geno Smith got the start. "I think he'll do a good job".

Manning made an appearance at Courtyard's reality dome in the Mall of America that gave fans the chance to virtually experience the hotel's guest room inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

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