New Giants basic manger Dave Gettleman reiterated his perception in his two most vital offensive items on Wednesday, backing the two-time Tremendous Bowl successful quarterback and game-changing broad receiver. The 37-year-old Manning, coming off his worst yr since 2013, could be within the twilight of his profession, however the brand new boss would not assume the tank is empty is simply but.
“The Philly recreation was not a mirage,” stated Gettleman, referring to Manning’s 434-yard, three-touchdown efficiency in a Week 15 loss to the Eagles.
Gettleman confirmed that he lately met with Manning, who’s scheduled to rely $22.2 million in opposition to the 2018 wage cap. Though Manning performed nicely in opposition to Philly, he adopted that up with a pair of clunkers in opposition to the Cardinals (two interceptions, 57.9 passer ranking) and Washington (10 for 28 for 132 yards and a 48.5 ranking) to shut out the season.
There is a affordable suggestion that the Giants ought to take a quarterback with the No. 2 total decide within the draft, however Gettleman warned in regards to the potential pitfalls of such a transfer.
“With the second decide, we will take one of the best participant accessible,” Gettleman stated. “At Carolina they screamed at me that you simply bought to draft a sort out. If the worth’s not there once you decide, you will make a mistake…. If one of the best participant accessible is a quarterback, that is what we will do.”
“Should you take a man simply to take a man particularly on the quarterback place — and he fails — you set your self again 5 years,” the GM continued. “There are groups in what I name Quarterback Hell. They bought a high quality protection, good particular groups and so they’re going 7-9, Eight-Eight, 9-7…. Now if there’s a reliable (quarterback within the draft), they bought to commerce up (and) give away the farm to get the man.”
Gettleman additionally spoke to Beckham, who suffered a season-ending fractured ankle in Week 5.
“I had a chat with Odell,” Gettleman stated. “Had a terrific chat with him…. The underside line is he is wondrously gifted participant. I am trying ahead to working with him.”