Eli Manning is ‘very likely’ to start at QB for the Giants in Week 14
The New York Giants are looking to snap an eight-game losing streak on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14. It appears they will be relying on quarterback Eli Manninno get them back into the win column.
Quarterback Daniel Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in the 31-13 loss to the Packers. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, head coach Pat Shurmur indicated that Manning is ‘very likely’ to get the start this week:
Giants coach Pat Shurmur tells reporters that QB Daniel Jones is in a walking boot with a mild high-ankle sprain… and Eli Manning will “very likely” start on Monday. So, Manning gets a potential farewell tour, after all.
There had been plenty of speculation regarding New York’s situation under center going into the 2019 NFL season. Of course, Manning’s lackluster performance to start the year essentially made way for Shurmur to name Jones the starter in Week 3. Since things have not gotten much better with the rookie in charge, it seems they are hoping the veteran can provide a potential spark.
The decision to sit Jones should hardly come as any surprise. They made quite the investment to secure him as their franchise quarterback with the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, however, are not playing for much at 2-10 entering the final stretch of the year. As a result, it appears the Giants will opt to take a cautious approach with his recovery.
It will be interesting to see if Manning still has a few tricks up his sleeve to give fans in New York something to cheer about.