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Why Eli Manning is the best option the giants have at QB next year

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The words used by Phil Simms – "absolute guarantee" – may have been a bit strong, but the former Giants quarterback is exactly right. Despite what happened on Sunday, despite a general low season, it is still very likely that Eli Manning will be the team's quarterback in 201 9. It is because Giants management understands that while Manning becomes 38 for a few weeks and has fought sometimes this season, he is still the best option – and probably far. Therefore, the giants have not ruled out a Manning return, as SNY has reported for several months and while no decision has been made, several law sources have indicated that the scenario is increasingly likely. Giants coach Pat Shurmur is fond of Manning and what he brings to the team, says a source and the front office will not likely continue until they have identified their replacement. Since no final decision has been made, and may not be done until several weeks after the season, nothing is safe and the giants have many other options. None of them, besides retaining Manning, is very good. Here they are all in the order that they would make the most sense – although only one really is meaningful at all: 1.Keep Eli Manning As 2019 Starts For most of the season he fought behind a terrible offensive line. Then in five matches, the line played better and he did. Now…

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The words used by Phil Simms – “absolute guarantee” – may have been a bit strong, but the former Giants quarterback is exactly right. Despite what happened on Sunday, despite a general low season, it is still very likely that Eli Manning will be the team’s quarterback in 201

9.

It is because Giants management understands that while Manning becomes 38 for a few weeks and has fought sometimes this season, he is still the best option – and probably far.

Therefore, the giants have not ruled out a Manning return, as SNY has reported for several months and while no decision has been made, several law sources have indicated that the scenario is increasingly likely. Giants coach Pat Shurmur is fond of Manning and what he brings to the team, says a source and the front office will not likely continue until they have identified their replacement.

Since no final decision has been made, and may not be done until several weeks after the season, nothing is safe and the giants have many other options. None of them, besides retaining Manning, is very good.

Here they are all in the order that they would make the most sense – although only one really is meaningful at all:

1.Keep Eli Manning As 2019 Starts

For most of the season he fought behind a terrible offensive line. Then in five matches, the line played better and he did. Now people are down on him again after a bad game in a rainstorm without Odell Beckham Jr. and with the line fighting again? Wow. If people could see through their desire to reject him, they would see that with his protection he is still a top 15 quarterback. He sets up close career numbers in most categories as well. He is not what he was 2011, but the giants can win if they put him behind a decent offensive line. The big hitch in this plan, however, is his cap number. It’s $ 23.2 million in 2019. The giants can cut him and clear 17 million dollars of that of the books, which is big, but then they would need a quarterback. Do not be shocked when they resolve it by giving Manning a short-term contract extension that reduces 2019 cap numbers.

2.Tick and QB in the first round

Certainly, if they can be within reach of Owens Justin Herbert that’s not another good option. or if they decide that they love the Ohio State Dwayne Haskins or Missouri Drew Lock they should definitely draft a quarterback. But why rush Manning out of town even if they do? First, they would not want their next franchise quarterback to learn from Manning? And secondly, teams do not usually win rookie quarterbacks. It’s not crazy to let Manning try to make a final run – in front of a rebuilt offensive line – while his replacement develops behind him. If the giants collapse again, they can make the midseason gear. If Manning leads them to a playoff dock, the better. The future does not need to come straight, even though his heir is here.

3.Sign Teddy Bridgewater

He is the most attractive player in a terrible quarterbacks free market – a market that is always terrible to not let them go. This means that Bridgewater can cost a small fortune, even if he even meets a free agency (he can rewrite with the Saints). The 26-year-old is also at great risk. He has tried three passes in an NFL game since 2015 before suffering a devastating knee injury. Yes, he looked good at the jets offense, but it was preseason and mostly against second and third teamer. Is there anybody who is sure that he will keep his knee for a whole season?

4.Trade or sign Nick Foles

His availability depends on whether the eagles get their 2019 options. Anyway, he becomes 30 and expensive. And here’s about Nick Foles . He had a brilliant 2013 season with the eagles and an incredible Super Bowl run last year. But besides that, what has he done in addition to playing incredible average football, at best? If the giants are guaranteed to get Super Bowl Foles, then yes, that would be great. However, it is much more likely that they get Journeyman Nick. What’s the meaning of that?

5.Trade for Joe Flacco

He is probably available because he has lost his job to rookie Lamar Jackson – which would probably be a warning sign for interested teams. He is younger than Manning, 33, but he is signed for three years with $ 26.5 million, $ 28.25 million and $ 24.25 million. So he’s more expensive than Manning, and not so good. Check the numbers: His decline has been evener and his roof was never as high. The giants would spend more for less. Even though he is cut and available as a bargain in a free agency, this is a downgrade and does not solve his long-term problem at all.

6. Sign a journalist like Josh McCown

Or, if you prefer, try Tyrod Taylor or Sam Bradford or Trevor Siemia n or Ryan Fitzpatrick. They are all essentially the same and would be placeholders for a year until Manning’s heir is ready. If they go that way, why would not they just do the Manning placeholder instead of wasting one year behind a quarterback half as good as he is?

7.Turn all over to Kyle Lauletta

Sure. What did everyone sell at Lauletta: His 0 to 5, a bug or his arrest to refuse to follow police missions after a traffic violation? It should seem quite clear that now, regardless of his potential, he is not ready to take over Manning anytime soon.

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