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Daniel Jones officially ruled out of MNF against the Eagles

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Eli Manning is, officially, back. On Saturday, the New York Giants officially ruled out rookie quarterback Daniel Jones for their Monday Night Football tilt with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 draft, had been dealing with a high ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 13’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Giants were holding out hope he would return to action; nonetheless, they are keeping him off the field for the betterment of his long-term future.

Manning will get his 245th start on Monday. It will be his 32nd against the Eagles. All he is trying to do is get the win.

I’m trying to go out there, play hard, compete, and try to get a win for the team,” Manning said earlier in the week, via the team’s official website. “The team is obviously going on a long stretch. Guys are working hard and doing everything right and deserve to feel good about the work that we’re putting in.”

Manning started the first two games of the season before Jones took over in Week 3. With him then-ceding the starting quarterback position to Jones, the thought process was that we would not see Manning again, as the Giants were going with the future at the position.

However, we will see Manning, at least for one more start. Before the Giants benched him in favor of Jones, he had passed for 556 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on a 62.9% completion rate, while dropping both games.