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Giants Insider Has Update On QB Eli Manning's Future

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)

The New York Giants have already made it clear that Eli Manning is their quarterback for 2019. But assuming the team can't identify a successor by the time his deal expires, the following year could present a problem. As a result, the Giants seem to have an idea as to what they'll do about the quarterback situation in 2020.

According to Giants insider Ralph Vacciano, the Giants are open to signing Manning to a contract extension into 2020, going so far as to say "they won't hesitate" if a successor is not in place. Manning would be 39 years old when the 2020 season kicks off, and will turn 40 by the 2020 playoffs.

The key people in the organization don't think he's done, and they feel they saw a ton of positive signs in the second half last year. Ideally, they'll have his successor ready to go next season. But if not, barring a disaster of a season, they won't hesitate to extend Manning's contract by a year. They really do want him around to rub off on the next Giants franchise quarterback, if they can make it work.

There are many Giants fans who are certainly ready for the team to find the replacement for the two-time Super Bowl champion. But per Vacciano's report, the Giants are not exactly sold on this year's draft class as the place to find him.

Vacciano revealed that the Giants are actually leaning towards using their No. 6 overall pick on a pass rusher as opposed to a top quarterback prospect like Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins.

The team also has the No. 17 overall pick from the Odell Beckham trade to the Cleveland Browns, but Vacciano noted that the team is not sure if it's sold on any of the other quarterbacks for that spot either.

Earlier in the week, Vacciano reported that the Giants were interested in Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, who many believe may be on the way out if the Cardinals draft Kyler Murray No. 1 overall.

Manning's 2018 saw plenty of highs and lows. While he recorded a career-high 66.0-percent completion rate and a career-low 1.9-percent interception rate, he was sacked more often and at a higher rated than any other year.

The Giants finished the season with a 5-11 record.