When New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman meets with reporters from the 2019 NFL Combine on Wednesday, he is expected to announce that quarterback Eli Manning will remain the team’s starter this coming season.

For some, that news does not sit well. Despite a season in which Manning posted multiple career-best numbers despite a below average offensive line, the overriding belief is that the Giants should kick the two-time Super Bowl MVP to the curb and start fresh with an unknown.

How that equates to more success on the field overnight has yet to be explained, but once a narrative is created, it’s nearly impossible for it to be rewritten. Just ask Odell Beckham Jr., who is still referred to as a selfish player by many of the same people who want Manning gone.

One of those people is FOX Sports radio personality Colin Cowherd, who has been raging out against the Giants for the better part of two weeks now.

Cowherd continued his diatribe on Tuesday when he labeled the Giants a “second tier organization” for being foolish enough to stick with Manning.

“The New York Giants have become a second tier organization. It is remarkable how fear-based they’ve become,” Cowherd said. “They’re Cincinnati. Oh, my bad, they’re just not winning as much as Cincinnati the last five years.

“The Giants’ roster is eight guys away from being special. I don’t blame Odell Beckham Jr. one iota for wanting out of New York City. He’s never told me he wanted out, but you can tell. . .”

In other words, Cowherd is presenting his own personal opinion as fact because Beckham has not once said he wants out of New York, he has not requested a trade and, quite to the contrary, he gone as far as to criticize some of these baseless rumors and speculation.

But, again, narrative is everything.

One thing Cowherd does get right is that the Giants are roughly eight guys away from being a Super Bowl-caliber team. Three of those come along the offensive line, one at defensive end, two at outside linebacker, one at free safety and one more at cornerback.

If the Giants were able to shore up those problems, particularly along the right side of their offensive line, this conversation wouldn’t exist today. And if Gettleman is able to make those fixes this offseason, it will be entertaining to reflect upon the current narrative a year from now.

“Manning is a nice guy. . . but he’s Andy Dalton,” Cowherd added.

Let’s all hope the Giants can piece together an above average offensive line so we can all see once and for all just who Eli Manning really is at this stage of his career.