Skip to main content

New York Giants QB Eli Manning Addresses Trade Rumors

Eli Manning speaks to the media about Jalen Ramsey's comments.

Eli Manning certainly looks to be at, or at the very least, near, the end of the road for the New York Giants.

On paper, Manning's numbers are up a bit from the last few years, thanks in part to the addition of dynamic running back Saquon Barkley.

However, as superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham has been very outspoken about, the team has been terrible at getting the ball down field. The Giants have been one of the league's worst scoring teams over the last few years.

Manning isn't the only issue, but quarterback play definitely hasn't been a strength for the Giants over the last few years. On the season, he has just seven touchdown passes in as many games for the 1-6 NFC East basement dwellers.

Some have wondered if the Giants could find an Eli Manning trade partner ahead of the deadline.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a name that comes up pretty often; the former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is in the front office, and the Jags are having their own QB issues with the turnover-prone Blake Bortles.

The 37-year old Manning has a no-trade clause, however, and doesn't sound interested in being dealt. From ESPN Giants writer Jordan Raanan:

Manning was the No. 1 pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, and after his father famously forced a trade from the San Diego Chargers to the Giants, he has spent his entire career with New York.

The two-time Super Bowl champion's legacy is more or less cemented thanks to that pair of performances against the New England Patriots on the game's biggest stage. The last few years of his career have been less than stellar, though.