The Giants “aren’t kidding” about bringing quarterback Eli Manning back in 2020 according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.com.
It may not be a joke but it should be. 2019 is the last year on Manning’s current contract and most people just assumed that this would finally be the end of the Eli era in New York. The Giants are well aware that Manning is nearing the finish line, but it doesn’t sound like they’re smitten with any of the quarterbacks in next month’s draft and may decide to ride it out with Eli a bit longer.
Per Vacchiano, the G-Men saw a lot of “positive signs” from Manning down the stretch in 2018 and “won’t hesitate” to extend his contract for another year.
Even if New York won’t admit it, the former Super Bowl MVP is undoubtedly on the decline and the Giants probably should have drafted his successor when they had the chance a year ago. With Odell Beckham gone and Saquon Barkley emerging as the clear focal point of New York’s offense, the 38-year-old will likely serve in a game-manager capacity going forward.