In 2017, aside from the horrible 3-13 record, another reason, well, person, in New York that drove the last nail in the coffin for head coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese. That person has been under center since 2004 and holds the Giants future in his hands. The fate of the GMen rests on one man.
It’s Eli Manning.
Manning, thirty-seven years old, rounds the final turn as a pro quarterback. He’s expected to mentor his predecessor. In a February interview, he stated, ‘That’s not his job.’ Not a year before then, he proclaimed amid trade rumors, how he wanted to be a Giant forever. Eli, if you want to go out a Giant, you have to mentor the next starter.
The New York Giants passed up a crop of fresh QBs and they took running back Saquon Barkley, the #2 pick overall. Not a bad pick, but truly an ill omen for the future of the Gmen . As New York sports radio callers lamented on Friday. Eli believes himself the end all, be all. What wouldn’t have been humbling besides seeing Eli packing his locker when someone calls his bluff?
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The future of the GMen.
Giants fans should be concerned. After checking the crystal ball, the top 10 list of QBs are on the way out. Roethlisberger, Brady, Rodgers, Rivers and more are on the same bus outta town, therefore, aren’t going to be available while Eli stands cross armed and scowling in David Gettlemen’s office. Eli has the Giants hostage, with a trade being the only way to replace Eli. If not,The Giants will crumble both on offense and defense as their top players seek their next big contracts.
For new HC Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman have placed their fate in Eli Manning. By the time Eli retires, they’ll have another shot at salvaging the Giants. Sadly, without an early intervention, the GMen are stuck with a ever-declining Eli Manning.