The time could finally be here. Following yet another brutal performance in a double-digit loss to the Buffalo Bills, those around the NFL world have been calling for the New York Giants to bench Eli Manning.
For some reason, the team seems beholden to Mr. Manning. He’s a shell of his former self and one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL.
Though, it looks like head coach Pat Shurmur and Co. could be at a breaking point.
In talking to the media following his team’s 28-14 loss to the Bills, Shurmur left open the possibility that rookie No. 6 overall pick Daniel Jones could start next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
From a pure football standpoint, this has been a long time coming. Manning boasts a 8-25 record as New York’s starter since the start of the 2017 season. He’s thrown just 42 touchdowns compared to 26 interceptions during that span.
Over the course of the first two games this season, the Giants are averaging just 15.5 points per game with Manning tossing two touchdowns compared to two interceptions.