It’s inevitable that Eli Manning’s time with the New York Giants is nearing the end, but the two-time Super Bowl champion will get at least one more chance to start at quarterback.
Coming into this weekend, the Giants knew they’d potentially have to name Manning the starter. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones suffered a high ankle sprain last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Jones has progressed well in practice according to Pat Shurmur, but he’s not quite ready to play in a game.
On Saturday, the team officially ruled out Jones for Monday Night Football against the Eagles. This means Manning will make his first start since Week 2 of this season.
Daniel Jones officially ruled out vs. Eagles. Eli Manning will start
— New York Giants (@Giants) December 7, 2019
Manning is clearly past his prime, but perhaps the veteran signal-caller has one last vintage performance left in him.
In two games as the starter he’s thrown for 556 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Giants are already eliminated from playoff contention, which means a loss to the Eagles wouldn’t really affect them. However, the G-Men could play spoiler against their division rival.
Kickoff for this game is at 8:15 p.m. ET from Lincoln Financial Field.
It’s possible we’ll witness the final game that Eli Manning plays in his NFL career on Monday.