Eli Manning and the New York Giants have been struggling over the past couple of seasons, which has led to questions about his future with the franchise. Despite the struggles, the Giants still seem steadfast in their belief that Manning should be their starter moving forward.

That is the case once again heading into Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers. According to a report from Jordan Ranaan of ESPN, Manning will once again be the starter under center for the Giants.

Quarterback Eli Manning will start for the New York Giants against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday.

The report also included a quote from head coach Pat Shurmur where he explained to Manning that the entire team needed to play better.

“I also explained to Eli that everybody needs to play better and, as we go through this, it’s important we’re not almost in these games. We do what we have to do to get it over the top and win football games.”

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Shurmur has given validation to rumors that he could consider removing Manning from his starting role. When asked about that possibility ahead of the team’s bye week, Shurmur had a two-word answer that sparked rumors.

“We’ll see.”

Heading into Week 10, the Giants are just 1-7 and are headed for another top-five draft pick. Manning, at 37 years old, does not fit the big picture for New York. Many thought they should have drafted a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but they chose to take running back Saquon Barkley.

Barkley has been an amazing pickup for the Giants, but it has left major questions at the quarterback position.

All of that being said, Manning is still the man in New York. It isn’t easy to replace a long-term starter like Manning, but a change could be coming in the future if things don’t turn around.