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Pat Shurmur “Fully Expects” Eli Manning To Return In 2019

Giants HC Pat Shurmur told reporters at the Combine on Wednesday that he “fully expects” Eli Manning to return in 2019, per Jordan Raanan.

I think Eli has proven he can win games,” Shurmur said, per Mike Jones. “So yes, I want Eli back here.

Reports have said for a few months now that Manning was likely to return as the team’s quarterback for the 2019 season, but could be paired with a young prospect. 

Manning has one year remaining on his contract and stands to make a base salary of $11.5 million to go along with a $5 million roster bonus due in March. He’ll carry a cap figure of $23 million, which is pretty high for the kind of play they got from him this season.

Manning, 38, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2004. He was traded to the Giants during the draft and has spent all 14 years of his career in New York.

Manning is entering the final year of his five-year, $101.5 million contract that included $65 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $11.5 million for the 2019 season.

In 2018, Manning appeared in all 16 games for the Giants and completed 66 percent of his passes for 4,299 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

We’ll have more regarding Manning’s future with the Giants as the news is available.

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