Eli Manning appears to be in a decent state of mind about his New York Giants tenure presumably coming to an end.
The Giants announced on Tuesday that rookie quarterback Daniel Jones would start under center this Sunday, meaning Manning was getting benched.
Manning met with the media on Wednesday afternoon to discuss his status.
The two-time Super Bowl champion had a brutally honest reaction to his benching and what it meant moving forward.
"I'm not dying," Manning said, "the season's not over."
Manning did admit that he's disappointed by the benching, though he's fine with the team's decision.
"When you're a football player you do what you're told. And this is what I've been told, and I'll handle it," he said.
Manning added that he still would have come back for the 2019 season if he knew going in that he would get benched by Week 3.
"Yeah. I think you give it a shot and worked hard and competed. Did everything I thought I could and it just didn't work out," he said. "...I didn't know how everything was going to shake out this year... You draft a young QB, yeah it's a possibility they'll play him when things don't go well. We didn't start fast and that's the situation we're in now."
The Giants are set to play the Buccaneers on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. E.T. on FOX.