Quarterback Eli Manning’s days as a starter with the Giants might become a thing of the past. According to Tom Rock of Newsday, the franchise is reportedly planning to “play the very best player.”
The best man standing at the end of a training camp battle might just end up being rookie quarterback, Daniel Jones.
As expected, the Giants spent high in the 2019 NFL Draft on a future heir apparent to Manning. What was surprising, however, is that the Giants selected Jones versus Ohio State standout, Dwayne Haskins.
As it pertains to the Giants letting things play out between Manning and Jones, this makes for the first quarterback competition the team has held in years. Manning has been a fixture at starter since 2005, with the exception of being benched in lieu of former New York Jets draft bust pick, Geno Smith for one game in 2017.
Manning last produced a 5-11 record in 2018 after passing for 4,299 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Though, he did achieve a career-high 66 percent pass-completion rate.
Jones, who the Giants nabbed with the sixth pick, last threw for 2,674 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions at Duke.
Things should continue to get interesting over the summer as Manning plays to save his job, and Jones battles to steal it.
Though when it comes to fantasy football, both of these quarterbacks should remain in the irrelevant category, until further notice.