New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman doesn’t see a future for Eli Manning. That’s at least the opinion of former Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich.
On Wednesday, Herzlich spoke on CBS Radio’s “Taz & The Moose” show and attempted to decode Gettleman being non-committal, but complimentary towards Manning.
“He’s saying he doesn’t see a future for Eli,” Herzlich said, H/T Justin Terranova of the New York Post. “He wanted to stay as noncommittal as he possibly could, but you could tell he let his emotions kind of get in the way a little bit.”
Herzlich, who himself was cut just before the 2018 season, added that “When Gettleman says, ‘I’m going to watch film until my eyes bleed,’ that’s not film on Eli; that’s film on every other quarterback possibility in the country.”
Obviously the end is near for Manning. He’s been in a rather obvious state of decline for a number of years. Additionally, his 38th birthday was Thursday. So, we can’t expect that he’ll get any better any time soon.
For the Giants, who have only made the playoffs once since winning the Super Bowl in the 2011 season, moving on would make sense.