Giants coach Pat Shurmur speaks out on whether New York will start Daniel Jones over Eli Manning
Coming as absolutely no surprise, the New York Giants are officially 0-2 to start the 2019-20 regular season. After losing to the arch-rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 1, the Giants were defeated by the Buffalo Bills at home on Sunday afternoon.
Although the Giants’ slow start is to be expected, the murmurs have already started surrounding the team’s starting quarterback situation. With the team infamously selecting former Duke Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, veteran signal-caller Eli Manning was immediately placed on the hot seat in East Rutherford.
However, Manning will continue to serve as the Giants starter under center while New York head coach Pat Shurmur confirmed such a notion following Sunday afternoon’s 28-14 loss at home to the aforementioned Bills.
Pat Shurmur, asked about thinking of replacing Eli Manning with Daniel Jones: “I don’t think that’s a conversation for right now.”
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) September 15, 2019
It is no secret that Manning could have played better against the Bills in Week 2 as the seasoned quarterback and two-time Super Bowl Champion threw one touchdown pass against two interceptions. Manning also completed 26 of his 45 passing attempts for 250 yards through the air en route to a 66.5 QBR. It is also safe to say that the team’s strategy should not be to have Manning throw nearly 50 passes in a given game while that is partially on Shurmur and partially on the circumstances of being on a losing team.