Eli Manning is a player who has been highly coveted by not only Giants fans but by NFL fans in general for several years in the league; but after the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones in the 2019 draft it was clear that his time in New York was coming to an end. Despite this Manning was still the week 1 starter, but after a slow start to the season Daniel Jones took his place in the starting lineup. Jones showed promise in his first season as an NFL starter which kept Eli on the bench for most of the season besides the time Daniel Jones was sidelined with injury.
It’s clear that Eli is not interested in being a backup for the Giants, and the days of him being a starter in New York are long gone; leaving him the only options of either retiring or signing with a new team this offseason, assuming a team would be open to signing him as their starting quarterback. At 39 years old it is very unlikely that a team would be willing to sign Manning to be their starting quarterback, which makes it likely that we will soon hear of a retirement announcement from Eli.
Most known for famously defeating Tom Brady and the Patriots on two separate occasions in the Super Bowl, along with being the highest paid player in NFL history; Eli Manning has had a great career and has made himself a solid case for a spot in the pro football hall of fame, but it seems as though the Manning era in New York has come to an end.