EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Eli Manning predicted another four years in the summer of 2017. He said he still loved the training, the film work, everything about a beginning NFL quarterback, and he thought he could perform at a high level up to 40 years.
"So I do not see it slower," he told ESPN.com.
Odell Beckham Jr. ran from the field and into the locker room for the final game of the first half in a 34-13 loss for the Eagles and did not return to the sidelines until after the second half of the kickoff.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz looked like his old MVP caliber himself Thursday night, cut through the Giants' defense to place three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 122-rating when Philly rolled past his division rival 34-13.
The quarterback of the Giants has no bad numbers on the surface, but a closer look – and the win-column – reveal deep-seated problems.
But now, at 37, it slows down to a grueling stop. Manning moved into a shadow of his dual Super Bowl MVP self, and it was clear on Thursday night for every honest fan in the house that his time as franchisee of the New York Giants would come to an end.
Actually, that time has already expired. In professional sports there is no such thing as a franchise player for a 1-5 franchise, or for a team that has lost 18 or 22 matches in the past two seasons. No matter how hard it is to say about an athlete who has always supported himself in the world's noisiest market, Manning's exit is no longer a matter of when, but how.
Eli will play the rest of the year and in the spring the Giants will choose his replacement at the top of the NFL draw. Start by following top quarterback prospects such as Missouri's Drew Lock and Oregon's Justin Herbert and NC State Ryan Finley, Giants fans, because Manning in 2013, the last season of his deal, did not make $ 23 million. will earn under the middle. His employers will try to give the best possible face to the divorce after the mess that they made of the wedding in 2017. Most likely, they will try to persuade Manning to retire as a giant, to go out with his dignity and his body intact, while eating the $ 6.2 million in cash cash that they will absorb through him. to release.
The son of Archie and Jochie's brother of Peyton never wanted to have another job than the one he has. That's why he cried last season when Ben McAdoo and the Giants hierarchy pulled it off, trying to stay alive, put his successive streak and gave some of his playing time to Geno Smith and Davis Webb. Eli ended up on the bench for a unique Sunday that sealed the endings of McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.