Two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning will likely start for the New York Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 14.
Rookie Daniel Jones suffered an apparent high-ankle sprain and is relegated to a walking boot. Jones replaced Manning in Week 3, after Manning’s struggles helped lose them their first two contests.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported head coach Pat Shurmur’s decision on Wednesday morning.
#Giants coach Pat Shurmur tells reporters that QB Daniel Jones is in a walking boot with a mild high-ankle sprain… and Eli Manning will “very likely” start on Monday. So, Manning gets a potential farewell tour, after all.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2019
The much-maligned sixth overall pick has led the rebuilding team to a 2-8 record in his 10 starts. In that span he has 18 touchdowns to 11 interceptions through the air. He has also rushed for two touchdowns but fumbled a nearly inconceivable 15 times.
In Manning’s only two games in 2019, he has thrown for two touchdowns and two interceptions on a completion rate of just under 63 percent. But with Jones injured, Manning is the best option, even for a team who may be actively trying to lose.
Eli Manning will lead the Giants against the Eagles on Monday Night Football in Week 14.
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