Giants bench Eli, elevate Jones to starting QB – ESPN
10:14 AM ETJordan RaananESPN Staff Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning's run as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants appears to be over after almost 15 years. Rookie Daniel Jones is taking over, beginning Sunday on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Tuesday."Eli and I spoke this morning,"…
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning‘s high-tail as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants appears to be like to be over after virtually 15 years. Rookie Daniel Jones is taking on, origin Sunday on the toll road in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team launched Tuesday.

“Eli and I spoke this morning,” coach Pat Shurmur stated in a originate by the team. “I told him that we’re making a metamorphosis and going with Daniel as the starter. I also talked to Daniel.

“Eli used to be obviously upset, as you would inquire, however he stated he might per chance well be what he has continuously been, a ultimate teammate, and continue to feature as much as support this team lift games. Daniel understands the scenario at hand, and he shall be ready to play on Sunday.”

Jones used to be the No. 6 overall employ on this year’s draft, out of Duke. He had a solid spring and summer, ending eighty five.3 percent of his passes within the preseason with two touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Manning, 38, has made a franchise document 232 begins since replacing Kurt Warner in November 2004, all the device via Manning’s rookie season. He has accrued a pair of Orderly Bowl MVPs and rewritten the franchise document e book all the device via a 16-season high-tail.

“In a roundabout device, right here is a pass that I felt used to be simplest for this team at present,” Shurmur stated. “I absorb stated it since I bought right here, I am very inquisitive about Eli. His work ethic, his preparation, his soccer intelligence. All those attributes are as ultimate as I absorb ever viewed in a participant. And Eli worked as grand as you would also question any one to put together for this season. This pass is extra about Daniel racy forward than about Eli.”

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Manning knew coming into this season that Jones used to be respiratory down his neck. Traditional manager Dave Gettleman and Shurmur told Manning all the device via the draft that it might per chance per chance well well be his starting job so long as he won games.

The Giants absorb lost their first two games by a mixed 32 points. They’re zero-2 for the sixth time in seven seasons.

“Hi there, we’re zero-2 and procuring for answers,” Manning stated Monday after Shurmur left start the likelihood that Jones might per chance well also plot conclude his starting job. “I acquire it ought to you draft a guy early and [are] not safe games, issues are going to strategy up. So I factual have to reduction working and fabricate whatever my job is.”

Manning has carried out sixty three percent of his passes this season for 556 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions and a lost fumble. He’s 22nd out of 32 quarterbacks with a total QBR of 37.5 this season.

The Giants’ problems scramble neatly beyond their quarterback. They’re rapid on broad receivers and their defense has struggled. It has created a scenario where they look to be in a rebuild rather then serious playoff competition.

It be not what they absorb been envisioning. Co-owner John Mara stated this summer that in an most though-provoking world, Jones wouldn’t play a snap this season on yarn of it might per chance per chance well well imply that Manning and the Giants absorb been playing success.

That is not an most though-provoking world. Jones shall be inserted into the lineup in Week 3 after having served as the backup every of the first two games. He has taken backup reps (about 10 percent) at discover whereas also splitting time with Alex Tanney working the scout team. Jones told ESPN dead remaining week that he spent a chunk of his time since the beginning of the long-established season researching earlier game movie of that original week’s opponent to reduction Manning’s preparation.

Jones now has a elephantine week to feature up for Tampa Bay’s defense, which has started the season neatly below new coordinator Todd Bowles.

The Giants absorb repeatedly had discussions within the assist of the scenes about easy techniques on how to tackle Jones and their quarterback scenario. Amongst the issues of dialog absorb been easy techniques on how to steadiness looking to lift now with doing what’s simplest for the long term of the franchise.

“We’re continuously looking to manufacture what we are able to to lift this subsequent game. And then we’re continuously within the assist of the scenes having those long-time duration discussions,” Shurmur stated. “I mediate that is the scenario per week is doing what you would to lift every game. That’s in fact my point of curiosity as the coach and indubitably that is what the gamers’ point of curiosity is.”

That is not the first time Manning has realized himself on the bench. He benched himself within the 2017 season when feeble coach Ben McAdoo and traditional manager Jerry Reese requested him to begin a Week Thirteen game in Oakland before giving formula within the 2nd half of to Geno Smith. McAdoo and Reese absorb been fired and Manning used to be reinserted as the starter before the following week.

Manning kept the job for one more 21 months, producing a total of six wins. His profession document as a starter might per chance well also now pause at 116-116.

Nonetheless his résumé will on the very least warrant consideration for the Hall of Fame when his profession comes to a conclude. Manning has carried out 60.3 percent of his passes for fifty six,537 yards with 362 touchdowns and 241 interceptions. He has also engineered two legendary playoff runs that ended with the Giants hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.

Manning is seventh all time in NFL history in passing yards, eighth in touchdown passes and sixth in completions and attempts.