The New York Giants have lost 18 of their last 22 contests and dropped to 1-5 on the season after a 34-13 home loss to their division rival Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night.
Veteran quarterback Eli Manning has struggled to find success this season, and it has become clear that the man who led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories has exhausted his potential and now stands in the way of the team’s future success.
Although running back Saquon Barkley — the Giants 2018 first-round draft pick — has been fantastic through his first six games, the decision to pass up on young quarterbacks like Sam Darnold and Josh Allen is looking like more of a mistake with each passing week.
New York could look to fourth-round draft pick Kyle Lauletta or an unsigned veteran quarterback with starting experience to take over under center for the remainder of the season.
Don’t look now, but the New York Giants are a dumpster fire — again.
The Giants have lost 18 of their last 22 contests and dropped to 1-5 on the season after an abysmal showing against division rival Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. Veteran quarterback Eli Manning connected on 24-of-43 attempts for 281 passing yards, but his stats look much better on paper than they did on the gridiron.
The 15-year starter under center in New York looked lost throughout the contest, and Philadelphia’s defense took full advantage. The Eagles racked up four sacks on the night and held Manning to just two completions for 16 yards while under pressure. It was enough of a slaughter for the Giants first-year head coach Pat Shurmur to own up to his frustration after the game.
“I’m sure the cameras could’ve caught me upset a bunch of times,” Schurmur told ESPN’s Ian O’Connor.
The Giants offense ranks 24th in the league in yards per game and 28th in points per game, and while a floundering offensive line undoubtedly contributes to the problem, it has become nearly impossible to overlook their 37-year-old quarterback’s ailing abilities. The fact that New York’s roster boasts of two of the most talented offensive players in the league in first-year running back Saquon Barkley and one-handed catching sensation Odell Beckham Jr. just adds insult to injury; it is abundantly clear that the man who led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories has exhausted his potential and now stands in the way of the team’s future success.
“All you have to do is watch him,” one NFL executive told ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. “Don’t think about what his name is. Just watch him. Don’t make excuses. It’s blatant and obvious.”
Last year’s head coach Ben McAdoo saw the writing on the wall and benched Manning in favor of Geno Smith to start Week 13, breaking Manning’s streak of 210 consecutive starts for the franchise. After a week of outrage from seething fans, the Giants ousted McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese over the affair and reinstated Manning in his starting role. In hindsight, McAdoo may have …read more
Source:: Business Insider