Giants’ Eli Manning admits he may have played his last NFL game
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was robbed of one final shot at glory on Monday evening against the rival Philadelphia Eagles. With Manning and the Giants coming up just short of a victory en route to being defeating by the Eagles in overtime to close out the Week 14 slate, the veteran signal caller and two-time Super Bowl Champion knows that his NFL tenure could soon be coming to an end.
As a result of Manning getting the spot start in place of currently injured rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, the longtime Giants signal caller even had his wife attend the Monday Night Football matchup due to its potential importance if this is indeed his last professional campaign.
“I hadn’t played in a few months,” Manning told reporters, via USA TODAY Sports. “I don’t know if I’m gonna play again. So it was pretty obvious why it was important.”
However, Manning hasn’t given up on this season just yet as his team’s most recent loss was equally as crushing as the rest.
“It’s tough. It’s frustrating because we work hard and practice hard,” Manning added, via USA TODAY Sports. “We’ve been in a bunch of close games. For whatever reason, we can’t put the game away. [In Monday’s game] I think that’s on us as an offense. We had a lot of opportunities to extend the lead and put it out of reach. We just have to have some longer drives, even if we’re getting field goals, to give our defense a break. We kept them on the field too long.”
The Giants currently have the second-worst record in the entire NFL with the aforementioned Jones previously taking over the team’s starting job under center in favor of Manning.