A new report from ESPN says the Giants would like Eli Manning to return next season. While Manning was not having a good season by any means, the team was heading nowhere, and the benching ended Manning's incredible consecutive start streak at 210. Gettleman reaffirmed the plan to stick with the two-time Super Bowl MVP as the starting quarterback in a meeting on January 12, according to an ESPN report. Mara indicated that he was on board with Manning returning as the starter after Gettleman was hired.More news: Iraq sentences German woman to death for joining Isis
Manning's contract made a divorce this offseason unlikely.
Eli Manning will be the Giants' starting quarterback in 2018, and Manning is OK with the fact that new GM Dave Gettleman still may draft his successor at No. 2 overall in April anyway, according to a Sunday report. Despite the vote of confidence, Gettleman told Manning the team's personnel department will "dig in" on evaluating the upcoming quarterback class while taking a deeper look at third-round rookie Davis Webb.More news: Donald Trump's First Formal Medical Exam as President Finds Him Almost Obese
Meanwhile, Mortensen also reports that Pat Shurmur, the Giants' next head coach in waiting, also offered a favorable view of Eli Manning and expressed a desire for him to lead the team in 2018.
Manning reaffirmed his desire to remain in NY and had no trepidation about a potential successor being part of the quarterback mix, believing in his own abilities to perform at a high level with the necessary fixes to the offensive line and running game and the return of a healthy Odell Beckham Jr. NY spent a draft pick on former Cal quarterback Davis Webb in 2017, and he will likely be evaluated as well.More news: Child killed, others injured when auto strikes crowd on beach in Brazil
Gettleman stressed to Manning that he wants to rebuild the offensive line and have a productive running game.