They’ve begun the process of finding Eli Manning’s successor.
“We always think about every standpoint. But Eli is 36, and we have started to ponder about who is the next quarterback, and who is in line,” general manager Jerry Reese said Monday, a day after the Giants’ season ended with a 38-13 wild-card loss to the Green Bay Packers. “So we will look into that as we move into the offseason.”
Manning turned 36 earlier this month and has three seasons remaining on his treaty. The Giants could realistically get out of the deal after next season, if they so choose ‘cheap jerseys’.
That’s unlikely to arise. Manning still is a shrewd quarterback. He threw for 26 touchdowns with 16 interceptions this season. He threw for 4,027 yards and completed 63 percent of his passes. Although he struggled at times and the offense never really got it together as a unit, there’s no cause to sound the alarm just yet.
The two-time Super Bowl winner completed his 13th season and has never missed a start. However even the indestructible meet their demise in the NFL. Manning’s career, like that of every star quarterback before him, will reach an expiration date.
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Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Washington State’s Luke Falk are some of the top quarterbacks in the draft. One of them may be Manning’s eventual successor.
Manning also still has the confidence of his team, despite being among the league leaders with 20 turnovers. “Eli, to me, was moving better in the pocket than he has since I got here,” coach Ben McAdoo said. “He threw with tremendous zip all season.”
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The Giants’ search for Manning’s successor isn’t about his physical skills. It’s more about the inevitability that comes with his age. There may be a few more years left in that arm. However realistically, how many? “Thirty-six, I don’t think that is ancient for a quarterback,” Reese said. “I think he is probably on the back nine, but I don’t think that is ancient for a quarterback, and he is taking care of himself really well, and I thought he finished the season strong.”
Manning undoubtedly is the Giants’ quarterback, and will be for at least another season and likely longer. But the day when someone else starts a game at quarterback for the Giants is inching closer. And that’s why the Giants are on the lookout for their next franchise signal-caller. Better to have him too early than too late.