Here’s the latest news in regard to a replacement for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
The Giants are 3-8 and the dream of a miraculous comeback in the NFC East is over.
But for some reason, Eli Manning is still their starting quarterback.
On Monday, head coach Pat Shurmur announced that Manning would start vs the Bears on Sunday.
And for those who want to see rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta make his debut, well, you might have to wait for a little.
Because not only does Lauletta have to leapfrog Manning on the depth chart, but apparently, Shurmur is not ruling out starting Alex Tanney, either.
Tanney, who has been dressed for every single game this season as the team’s backup quarterback, is basically in the same spot as Geno Smith was last year.
Manning was benched for Smith, rather than rookie Davis Webb.
It’s too early to tell if the same situation will ensue, regarding Lauletta not receiving a single snap like Webb.
But it seems like the replacement process for Manning is trickier than people predicted.
Jordan Raanan of ESPN reported last week that Lauletta will not receive snaps until they are “completely out of [playoff] contention.”
And to this point, his report seems to be on par with what’s going on.