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NFL Insider Has Update On Eli Manning's Future With Giants

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)

How much longer is Eli Manning going to be the quarterback of the New York Giants' franchise?

That's the question everyone seems to be asking about the NFC East franchise heading into the 2019 offseason.

The Giants have a high first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and most analysts are projecting New York to take a quarterback, potentially Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins.

One NFL insider, Paul Schwartz, says the Giants are still confident in Manning, at least for another season or two, but they want him to play a major role in grooming his successor.

Eli Manning is not expected to go anywhere. It is believed Gettleman and Shurmur are convinced the 38-year-old can function as a more-than-competent NFL quarterback, and they greatly value his professionalism, attention to detail, calm demeanor and ability to process information and relay it to his teammates. Upon detailed film study of the entire season, no alarming signs were uncovered to reveal regression in his physical skills, no category of throws he can no longer make.

This does not mean the Giants hierarchy sees Manning as the same quarterback he was when he was 28. There is a realization he needs more help now, a sturdier offensive line and a strong running game to allow him to use his prowess at the play-action passing game. The presence of Saquon Barkley is huge here, as the Giants believe they have only scratched the surface with a player they are absolutely thrilled they took with the No. 2 pick in the 2018 draft.

The Giants have the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

New York is expected by most to take Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, if he's available, though we're still a ways out from the actual draft.

Stay tuned.