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Tom Coughlin Reportedly Texted Eli Manning This Week

New York Giants QB Eli Manning throwing a pass.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 23: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass down field in the game against the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The New York Giants officially ended the Eli Manning era this week when they named Daniel Jones the starting quarterback. At the moment it sounds like the two-time Super Bowl champion is content with his new role, but it's possible he requests a trade.

There's no question that it was time for the Giants to turn the page on Manning's time at quarterback. Many people thought management waited too long to finally make the switch.

Now that Manning is no longer the starter for New York, the coaching staff is hoping that he'll mentor Jones. After all, the former Pro Bowler has proven before that he's an incredible teammate.

When the news broke about Manning becoming the backup quarterback, Tom Coughlin reached out to see how his former player was feeling.

Manning and Coughlin had a great run together in New York that resulted in two championships. It's apparent that they've remained in touch ever since.

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones is reporting that Coughlin texted Manning just to see how he was doing. As of right now, there is no telling if Jacksonville has interest in acquiring the veteran quarterback.

Jacksonville is currently riding the wave of momentum being led by Gardner Minshew.

With Minshew playing well and Nick Foles bound to return from his broken collarbone, the Jaguars might not need help at quarterback.

Either way, it's nice to hear that Coughlin reached out to Manning during what must be a tough time for him.