Ever since he first came into the NFL in 2004, Eli Manning has been one of the better quarterbacks in the National Football League. Over the course of his long career, Manning has started basically every game, has been named to the NFL Pro bowl four times, and has won two Super Bowl MVP awards. He also has been one of the most accomplished statistical quarterbacks in the league history as he has thrown for over 53,000 yards and nearly 350 touchdowns. While Manning has been very successful at times, it now appears that his time may be coming to an end in the near future.
According to ESPN, for the past few seasons, Manning has continued to show a slow decline in statistical performance. This included a 2017 NFL season in which he only through 19 touchdowns, which is one of the lowest marks of his career. During the 2017 season, Manning also struggled to get the Giants moving as a team and they ended up having a very disappointing season in which they won just three games.
Going into the 2018 season, many people had a lot of hopes and dreams for the Giants to have a recovery. Since the team has many good offense of players, a good defense, and has had some success in recent years, there were hopes that the Giants could once again return to the playoffs. However, this year has not gotten off to a very good start as the team has only one win versus five losses. Since it appears that the Giants will not be making the playoffs, there are many rumors that Manning could be seeing his time as the starting quarterback come to the end.
After six games through the season, the head coach of the Giants has announced that he is going to continue to stick with Manning (https://www.google.com/amp/amp.si.com/nfl/2018/10/13/eli-manning-bench-giants-quarterback-pat-shurmur-defends). However, there continues to be a lot of pressure for the team to find another option. Unfortunately, even though there was a lot of good quarterback options at the top of the draft, they ended up selecting a running back in the first round. While Saquon Barkley has been dynamic so far this year, the team clearly needs to move forward with the quarterback position. It is very likely that Manning will be given the opportunity to start the rest of the year. However, the Giants will likely work on finding a replacement soon.