Giants’ Michael Strahan claims that Eli Manning doesn’t have ‘anything to prove’
The New York Giants will be forced to start Eli Manning in Week 14 and one of his former teammates believes he can still perform well. While speaking about New York’s upcoming against the Philadelphia Eagles, Michael Strahan claims that Manning doesn’t have ‘anything to prove’.
“I don’t think Eli has anything to prove to me or you or anybody else. I mean, the Super Bowls speak for themselves,” said Strahan ahead of Thursday Night Football on FOX. “It’s unfortunate the way the season has gone for him, and if this is the way he has to get back in the game, so be it, it’s just what the nature of this game is with injuries. But, yeah, I know what he can do, I just hope he does it well.”
Last week against the Green Bay Packers, rookie Daniel Jones suffered a high-ankle sprain in the team’s eighth straight loss. Jones was seen in a walking boot throughout the week and is unlikely to be in uniform on Monday night.
As a result, Manning will make his first start of the season since Week 2. The veteran signal-caller had 556 yards, two touchdowns, and three turnovers in his two starts in 2019.
From 2013-2018, Manning had 149 touchdowns (24.8 per year) and 95 interceptions (most in the NFL in that span). Therefore, the writing was one the wall for New York to replace Manning during this year’s draft.
At 38-years-old, Manning is nearing the end of his career and it’s possible that this could be his last year with the Giants. Regardless of what his future holds, he would love to spoil the Eagles’ season on Monday night by having a vintage performance.