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Eli Manning to Announce Retirement

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Two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning is set to announce his retirement from the NFL. The 16-year veteran only played in four games in the 2019 season. He was supplanted by rookie Daniel Jones after two games, then played two more when Jones missed time with an ankle sprain.

SportsCenter’s Twitter account announced that sources told ESPN’s Dan Graziano and Jordan Raanan that Manning will hold a press conference on Friday to make his retirement official.

As mentioned, Eli Manning won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants. He and the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 42 and Super Bowl 46. Manning would take home Super Bowl MVP in both of those games.

In 2019 Manning went 1-3, with a 61.9 completion percentage, 1,042 yards and six touchdowns and five interceptions. He will retire as a .500 quarterback, with a record of 117-117 record in 234 career games. He played his entire career with the Giants.

The New York Giants will likely move forward with their 2019 first round selection, Daniel Jones. They will draft fourth overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, beginning on April 23.

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