It looks like Eli Manning’s time with the New York Giants might not be ending as quickly as we all thought and as Giants fans had hoped.
Many fans and experts truly believe the Giants will try to draft a quarterback in the first round of draft to replace the two-time Super Bowl winner.
Yet, despite the obvious need at the position, the team doesn’t sound like they are quite ready to move on from Eli.
Ralph Vacchiano recently reported the following:
Yes, really. The key people in the organization don’t think he’s done, and they feel they saw a ton of positive signs in the second half last year. Ideally, they’ll have his successor ready to go next season. But if not, barring a disaster of a season, they won’t hesitate to extend Manning’s contract by a year. They really do want him around to rub off on the next Giants franchise quarterback, if they can make it work.
There are many Giants fans who are certainly ready for the team to find the replacement sooner rather than later, or risk ruining the prime years of running back Saquon Barkley, who will most certainly carry a heavy burden now that Odell Beckham Jr. is a member of the Cleveland Browns.
The report also states the Giants are actually leaning towards using their No. 6 overall pick on a pass rusher rather than a QB. The team also has the No. 17 overall pick from the Odell Beckham trade to the Cleveland Browns, but the team doesn’t seem to keen on trying to select a QB at that slot, according to that same report.
The Giants finished the 2018 season with a 5-11 record.