For the first time since 2004, a quarterback other than Eli Manning will start a game for the New York Giants on Sunday. It was announced that Geno Smith will start for the Giants against the Oakland Raiders.
The future is now? The #Giants will start Geno Smith on Sunday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 28, 2017
In speaking on the decision, Manning said that he had a chance to start. But he declined when he was told that Smith and Davis Webb would also get playing time.
Unreal. Had to read this all twice. pic.twitter.com/zD5o5eUnT9
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 28, 2017
This means that Manning’s consecutive starts streak will end at 210 games.