The Giants announced Tuesday that Daniel Jones will replace Manning as the team's starting quarterback Week 3 versus the Buccaneers.
Former head coach Ben McAdoo memorably benched Manning in favor of Geno Smith for one game in 2017, but the two-time Super Bowl MVP's move to the bench looks to be permanent this time around. The Manning-led offense sputtered in two rather non-competitive losses to begin the season, with the signal-caller completing 62.9 percent of his passes for only 6.2 yards per attempt to go with three turnovers (two interceptions, one lost fumble). Jones, a rookie first-round selection, showcased an accurate arm in the preseason and during garbage time in the Week 1 loss to the Cowboys, which likely made coach Pat Shurmur more comfortable in pulling the plug on Manning. The 38-year-old, who carries a $23.2 million cap hit this season, now becomes the NFL's priciest backup quarterback. Sep 17 10:28 am (EST)
- Speaking to the media Monday, coach Pat Shurmur declined an opportunity to commit to Manning as his starting quarterback, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports. "He's been our starter to this point," Shurmur said. "I'm not ready to talk about that."
- Manning completed 26 of 45 passes for 250 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while rushing once for two yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Bills.
- Manning completed 30 of 44 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Cowboys. All Eli Manning News
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2019 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 20||L 27 - 21||ARI||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 10||L 35 - 14||@ NE||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 06||L 28 - 10||MIN||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 29||W 24 - 3||WAS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 22||W 32 - 31||@ TB||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 15||L 28 - 14||BUF||45||26||250||1||2||1||2||0|
|Sep 08||L 35 - 17||@ DAL||44||30||306||1||0||1||6||0|