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The end of an era in the Meadowlands has been rapidly approaching, but now, it seems like it may finally be here. The New York Giants have had Eli Manning as their starting quarterback over the last 15 years through the ups, downs, and Super Bowl runs. That decade and a half stretch may be coming to an end as Manning says he doesn't know if he'll be back with the Giants next year.
It's hard to see this level of uncertainty surrounding one of the best players in the history of the franchise.
Like Manning said in the video above, those are the kind of things you have to accept heading into the final week of your 15th season. The Giants are a lowly 5-10 thus far this season and a lot of that has to do with the quarterback play. Whether he decides to retire or New York moves on from him, it's been one hell of a run.
New York certainly has options next season. They can give the ball to a young player like Kyle Lauletta, draft a quarterback with their top-10 selection in April, or can go after a placeholder like Teddy Bridgewater during free agency.
The Giants' head coach Pat Shurmur wouldn't show his hand either way but did reassure fans that Manning would start and finish the Week 17 contest against the Dallas Cowboys.
Asked Pat Shurmur if he would allow Eli Manning to be acknowledged if situation permitted and there being possibility this is his final game w/Giants. “I think that’s an in-game thing that happens if it happens.” Shurmur added Eli will start + hopefully finish w/victory formation— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) December 26, 2018
It's a shame that the last few years have gone the way they have for Manning and the Giants. With four Pro Bowl appearances, over 55,000 yards and 358 touchdowns, it'll be hard to replicate what he did for the New York Football Giants all those years.
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