Giants QB Eli Manning is set to announce his retirement on Friday, ESPN reports. The 39-year-old will finish his 16-season NFL career with a (perhaps fitting) 117-117 record. Among 85 QBs with 3,000+ career pass attempts since the 1970 merger, Manning ranks 32nd in completion rate, 44th in yards per attempt and 33rd in QB Rating. But his 2 Super Bowl rings will almost certainly land him in the Hall of Fame.
Giants HC Pat Shurmur declined to name QB Eli Manning his Week 3 starter when asked on Monday. Shurmur admitted that it's "fair" to consider making the switch to QB Daniel Jones. Manning has been as mediocre as expected so far, completing 62.9% of his passes, averaging 6.2 yards per attempt and tallying 2 TDs with 2 INTs. Jones looked like the superior QB this preseason and would also threaten defenses with his rushing ability. The rookie is worth adding right now in 2-QB leagues.
When asked about his QB situation after Tuesday's OTA workouts, Giants HC Pat Shurmur said (per ESPN's Jordan Raanan): "I think we are going to play the very best player. I know we're dancing around the words there. Right now, Eli is getting ready to have a great year. Daniel is getting ready to play. We'll see what happens. But we feel good about where Eli is. He's our starting quarterback." Although Shurmur didn't seem to close the door on Daniel Jones overtaking Eli Manning for the Week 1 starting post, it certainly seems that it'll take a drastic difference in performance between the 2 to get Manning benched. We'd bet on Jones taking over at some point this year, however. And neither looks interesting for 2019 redraft leagues.
The Giants are set to sign LT Nate Solder, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's a huge get for a team desperate for offensive line help. Solder ranked 32nd among 81 OTs in Pro Football Focus' 2017 grades, including a 12th-place finish in run blocking. None of New York's OTs last year ranked better than 52nd in the overall grades.
The Giants have named Pat Shurmur their new HC. The 52-year-old's stock soared after the job he did in Minnesota this season, leading the Vikings to an 11th-place finish in total offense and getting a career year out of QB Case Keenum. Shurmur's 2-season stint as Cleveland's HC from 2011 to 2012 didn't go well (9-23 record), but no one does well in Cleveland these days. In between his stops in Cleveland and Minnesota, he helped Chip Kelly's Eagles to 3 straight top-12 finishes in total offense. The biggest question in New York will be what Shurmur does at QB. He and new GM Dave Gettleman have reportedly spoken highly of QB Eli Manning, but the Giants should still consider a QB with the 2nd overall pick of April's draft.
Giants HC Steve Spagnuolo said Wednesday that his "hope" is that QB Eli Manning plays all of this weekend's game against the Redskins. We're not sure why he needs to "hope" anything -- if he wants Manning to play the entire game, Manning will play the entire game. He's still not better than a low-end QB2, especially with WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram banged up.
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