Eli Manning has been one of the most durable and reliable quarterbacks in the NFL over the course of his career, but the New York Giants are reportedly beginning to prepare for life after Manning.
Manning, who recently turned 36, has been consistently average since the Giants last won the Super Bowl in 2011. Even though Manning hasn’t missed a start since his rookie season in 2004, it’s time for the Giants to at least consider drafting a quarterback for the future.
“We always think about every position,” Giants general manager Jerry Reese said. “But Eli is 36, and we have started to think about who is the next quarterback, and who is in line, so we will look into that as we move into the offseason.”
Manning, a two-time Super Bowl champ, threw for over 4,000 yards and 26 touchdowns this season, but the Giants were bounced from the playoffs in the Wild Card round by the Green Bay Packers. The Giants haven’t won a playoff game since defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in 2012
The Giants might look to draft a quarterback in the middle rounds of the 2017 draft and hope they can find good value, like the Dallas Cowboys did with Dak Prescott.
(h/t CBS Sports)