Eli Manning remains the starting quarterback for the New York Giants heading into the 2019 season, but sooner or later, Daniel Jones is going to take over.
Jones was the Giants sixth overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft and will eventually succeed Manning as the team’s franchise and starting quarterback.
When that will be remains to be seen. Right now, the Giants are preparing as if Manning will remain under center for the entire season, delaying any potential quarterback decision to 2020 when Eli is slated to become a free agent.
Golden Tate, one of the newer Giants this season, is hoping that the Manning and Jones situation is similar to that of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.
Granted, Favre retired, un-retired and had to be traded in order for Rodgers to take over as the Packers’ starting quarterback, but what Tate is likely hoping for is the kind of success Rodgers had once he stepped into the spot after Favre stepped away.
If Jones can have that kind of success, then the Giants will be in good shape going forward and won’t have to worry about their quarterback situation for a very long time.