The New York Giants have a franchise-altering decision to make this offseason. Regardless of whether Eli Manning returns to the team, they’ll have to think long and hard about selecting a quarterback early in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Manning’s situation will also play a role in this. Despite suffering through another losing season and watching himself regress under center, reports from Jersey late in the year indicated that Manning would return next season.
Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, seems to agree.
“Shoot, yeah, I think so,” Condon said this week when asked if he believes Manning will return in 2019.
The longtime NFL player agent also suggested that Manning would like to return.
“I think he’d love to come back,” Condon continued, via the NY Post. “Guys love to play their whole careers with one team, if they have a good experience with that team.”
Manning, 38, is entering the final year of his contract. He’s set to count $23.2 million against the cap — a number that wouldn’t hinder the Giants too much.
At issue here is his play. The two-time Super Bowl winner has put up just 40 touchdowns with 24 interceptions en route to leading the Giants to an 8-23 record in 31 starts over the past two seasons.