There’s nothing better in the NFL world than starting a rebuild with a 38-year-old quarterback under center.
Following the eye-opening trade of Odell Beckham Jr. on Tuesday, that’s what the downtrodden New York Giants plan to do.
According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the Giants are committed to Eli Manning as the team’s quarterback for the 2019 season.
“Even as they signal a commitment to a rebuilding plan, the New York Giants still do not plan to move on from 38-year-old quarterback Eli Manning this year, according to multiple sources familiar with their plan,” the NFL insider noted.
There’s certainly a lot to unpack here. New York was a last-place team with a healthy OBJ on the field. That team also included Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins, who is now with the division-rival Washington Redskins.
Giants general manager David Gettleman noted earlier on Wednesday that the team has a plan following the Beckham Jr. trade. We’re not exactly too sure what said plan is right now.
Regardless of who is under center for the Giants in 2019, this organization has become an absolute laughingstock — potentially even the worst-run franchise in the NFL.
Manning himself has regressed terribly in recent seasons. He boasts an 8-23 record in 31 starts over the past two seasons. The two-time Super Bowl champ has also thrown just 40 touchdowns compared to 24 interceptions during that span.
The good news here is that New York boasts two first-round picks in April’s NFL Draft. That includes the No. 6 overall selection.
For the sake of sane New Yorkers everywhere, we hope the Giants pick up a quarterback of the future with one of those selections.