Giants QB Eli Manning will ‘jazz up’ things for New York says Doug Pederson
In a classic rivalry matchup, the New York Giants will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. Many anticipated this game as an opportunity to see Giants rookie Daniel Jones making his first-ever start against the Eagles. Unfortunately, Jones has to sit this one out with an ankle injury.
That makes way for a familiar face manning (no pun intended) the helm for New York come Monday. Eli Manning will take the field again. Philly head coach Doug Pederson had some interesting comments regarding Manning’s return, according to Paul Schwartz via the Giants Wire.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he thinks return of Eli Manning "will help jazz up the football team.''
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) December 5, 2019
Although Manning is an accomplished NFL quarterback, he’s never been known for “jazzing it up”.The former Ole Miss Rebel is one of the steadiest personalities ever seen in sports, and provides steady, albeit poor play.
There’s no doubt that playing Manning is an easier task for the Eagles than facing Jones. This is just more typical coachspeak from Pederson. Jones has been a turnover machine for the Giants, but Eli is simply a check-down machine. Defending the run and passes within five yards of the line of scrimmage will give the Eagles a great shot at a win.
Speaking of a win, the Eagles are dying for one. They’re still in the playoff hunt, but a win is a necessity to keep pace in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys.