New Giants GM Dave Gettleman mentioned Friday his intention in the meanwhile is to enter 2018 with Eli Manning because the Giants’ beginning quarterback.
“Effectively as of now, yeah, yeah,” Gettleman mentioned.
Gettleman mentioned he intends to do extra homework on the Giants’ whole roster together with Manning, however he mentioned in his interview for the job and once more on Friday: “If what I noticed (in opposition to) Philadelphia (in Week 15) was not a mirage, and I don’t imagine it was, then we’ll simply preserve transferring.”
Co-owner John Mara mentioned of Manning “I believe he can nonetheless play at a excessive stage” and admitted “it was encouraging to me” when Gettleman expressed confidence in Manning in his Dec. 20 interview for the GM job.
“He had given me that reply within the interview, as effectively, and I believe that’s high-quality,” Mara mentioned. “I imply clearly he’s acquired to sit down down and take a look at the tape and we’re gonna rent a coach and it’s gonna find yourself being a dialogue. I believe he can nonetheless play. I believe he can nonetheless play at a excessive stage, however on the finish of the day that’s gonna be a dialogue between Dave, the brand new head coach and myself.”
Mara admitted Manning’s future, with two years left on his contract and turning 37 on Wednesday, was a serious matter of debate in all 4 of his interviews with potential candidates.
“I imply that was definitely a major a part of the dialogue however it wasn’t crucial factor we mentioned,” Mara mentioned. “I used to be focused on listening to what his philosophy was on constructing a staff, what he had realized in Carolina, and what he knew about our roster and what he thought we wanted to do, and clearly who he had in thoughts for head coach candidates, which I’m not gonna go into for apparent causes. These issues have been essential to me.
“His philosophy on Eli is let me sit down and take a look at the tape earlier than I’ve a definitive reply for you,” Mara mentioned of Gettleman. “He had seen the Philadelphia sport, Eli performed very effectively in that and he made the identical assertion to me that he made to you in there. It was encouraging to me, sure.”
Gettleman clearly is committing to Manning, although. He mentioned sure.
“Eli was right here after I left,” Gettleman mentioned of 2012 earlier than leaving to be Carolina’s GM. “With reference to Eli, the underside line is I’m an inveterate movie watcher, that’s what I do. I haven’t had entry to tape, and I’m not avoiding the query, however clearly you’ve acquired to have a look at the movie, you’ve acquired to see what’s cooking, and hear: Eli’s received quite a lot of video games, and he’s an amazing competitor, he’s very clever, and he and I are gonna speak. And if what I noticed (in opposition to) Philadelphia was not a mirage, and I don’t imagine it was, then we’ll simply preserve transferring.”