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ESPN NFL Analyst Is Suggesting A Huge QB Trade

A picture of two New York Giants helmets.

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 07: Helmets of the New York Giants rests on the sideline during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

The New York Giants are 1-5 on the season and going nowhere. Making matters worse, their 37-year-old quarterback Eli Manning is struggling tremendously.

Manning has looked pretty much finished through the first six games. The Giants famously chose running back Saquon Barkley over a potential quarterback of the future in this year's draft, but may not have a choice next year.

On ESPN this morning, Eli's former backup Tim Hasselbeck, suggested a solution for the G-Men. He thinks they should trade Eli to Jacksonville.

The Jaguars, of course, have Tom Coughlin as their vice president of football ops. Coughlin and Eli Manning teamed up with the Giants from 2004-15 and won a pair of Super Bowls together.

To be honest, this theory might have made some sense last year or in the offseason. At that point, Eli was thought to maybe have a little left in the tank.

But now, he looks totally done. Sure, he could theoretically perform better behind a better offensive line in Jacksonville with an offense that relies heavily on running the ball. But is that a risk the Jaguars are willing to take?

Jacksonville is ready to compete for a championship right now, plus they signed Blake Bortles to an extension before the season. They seem committed to the 2014 first-round pick.

All-in-all, this idea sounds like Hasselbeck trying to help out a former teammate more than anything else.