Eli Manning will get the start for the New York Giants in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Manning started Week 14 against the Eagles because QB Daniel Jones is dealing with an ankle injury. He went 15 for 30 on passing attempts, while throwing for 203 yards and two touchdowns. The Giants would go on to lose the game in overtime.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported Manning would start on Friday afternoon.
The #Giants make it official, saying that Eli Manning will start again this week. He gets a (potentially) final home game.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 13, 2019
This could very well be Manning’s final home game in New York, as Rapoport stated. Due to his age and decline in play, it may also be the last start of his career.
After being benched in Week 3 for the rookie Daniel Jones, the Giants won two in a row. Since then, they lost nine in a row, falling to 2-11 on the season. Starting Manning will have little to no bearing on the season, as they are essentially locked in for a top five pick in the 2020 draft.
Going into the Eagles matchup, Manning was 116-116 as a starter. The loss pushed him one game below .500, so the team may be playing hard to get him his win back. Especially against a bad Dolphins team that is also in contention for a top pick.
It is unclear where Manning will be come 2020, as he as been quoted as saying he does not like being a backup. But the Giants have seemingly committed to Jones as a starter.
The Dolphins-Giants matchup will be at 1:00 ET on Sunday, December 15.
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