It’s possible that fans saw Eli Manning under center for the last time on Monday night. However, the New York Giants aren’t ready to reveal their future plans at quarterback.
Daniel Jones wasn’t available on Monday due to a sprained ankle. The timing of the injury is unfortunate for the rookie quarterback, especially since every snap is important at this point in the season.
Even though Manning looked sharp in his first start since Week 2, the Giants aren’t ready to name him the starter moving forward.
Following the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Pat Shurmur said that he’ll address his quarterback situation on a week-to-week basis for the rest of the year.
Shurmur also said that Manning “did a lot of good things” on Monday night.
Manning completed 15-of-30 pass attempts for 203 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Eagles.
Eli Manning “battled” and “did a lot of good things”, Pat Shurmur said.
He said he’s going to play his starting QB “week to week” the rest of the way. pic.twitter.com/ndxodZ2fIO
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 10, 2019
The most likely scenario here is that New York starts Jones once he’s healthy. That being said, the Giants could let Manning start another game while the talented rookie makes a full recovery.
Next up for the Giants is a showdown with the Miami Dolphins. It’s a game that could have major implications on the draft order.
We’ll continue to provide updates on the Giants’ quarterback situation.