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Eli Manning Reveals How He’d React To Being Benched For Kyle Lauletta

A closeup of Eli Manning in a retro New York Giants helmet?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 10: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks on in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the game at MetLife Stadium on December 10, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

On Sunday, the New York Giants fell to 1-7 on the season, as Eli Manning and the offense couldn't capitalize on their defense's great performance.

With the team facing a rebuilding process, the G-Men might have to consider making a change at quarterback. Through eight games this season, Manning has just eight touchdowns and six interceptions.

It's obvious that Manning won't be the quarterback in New York for long, which means Kyle Lauletta should receive a chance to start. The fourth-round pick out of Richmond isn't exactly ready to put the league on notice. However, the Giants can't afford to enter the offseason without seeing their young gunslinger get snaps in the regular season.

Head coach Pat Shurmur will eventually have a decision to make in the coming weeks. As for Manning, he revealed how he would handle a demotion.


"I've always been a team player and I do what I'm told," Manning said when asked how he would react should head coach Pat Shurmur decide to bench him for rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta. "But hey -- I expect and want to be the starting quarterback until I'm told differently."

Here's video, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY:

Manning always shows class and accountability, even when the situation is complex.

If the Giants turn to Lauletta, they'll need him to channel his success from his senior year in the NCAA. In 11 games, he finished with 3,737 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

New York's odds of making the playoffs are almost dead, which could spark a drastic change under center.

Stay tuned.