Call off the search for Eli Manning‘s heir, it looks like the Giants may have found their guy.
He’s a little oversized, wears a bright red suit with a long white beard but has a reputation of delivering in December.
Yes, Santa Claus is headed to the gridiron. Well, at least he was at Giants practice in East Rutherford on Friday showing off his arm.
QB2 for Sunday: 🎅 pic.twitter.com/ktyKp1eRx0
– Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) December 21, 2018
A Giants staffer dressed as jolly old St. Nick during warmups, tossing the ball around with another coach while the team stretched.
Head coach Pat Shurmur was asked what he thought about Santa’s skills on the field.
“The same as when he’s not wearing the suit,” he said, per Peter Botte of the New York Post. “He carries the pads well, carries the suit well.”
It was all part of some holiday cheer for the Giants in their final practice before Sunday’s game against the Colts.
Shurmur, by the way, still has not committed to who will dress as the Giants No. 2 quarterback for that game.
Perhaps Santa may be in consideration after all.