Eli Manning told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday that he wants to be the New York Giants quarterback next season, but admitted he also doesn’t know if that is going to happen.
Here are some of the things he said to Francesa:
Eli Manning says on WFAN that he wants to play and wants to be a Giants. Reiterates he believes he can still make the throws. Says he likes the current team.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) January 2, 2019
Eli: "Hard to imagine" playing for another team.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) January 2, 2019
Eli tells Mike Francesa: “I assume I’ll have conversations with Mr. Gettleman going forward, see what’s best, and what we need to do.”— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) January 2, 2019
Eli: "If you're not performing you're going to be replaced" under Giants' new regime.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) January 2, 2019
Have we seen the last of Eli as a QB? "We will see," he tells Mike Francesa.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) January 2, 2019
Gettleman told reporters on Wednesday that Manning “can still make NFL throws,” but did not commit to him for 2019.
“I’m gonna do what I do, which is get in my office and watch film,” Gettleman said. “I will be watching film for the next, who knows how long, until my eyes bleed. That’s what I do.
“My commitment is to make this team the best team it can be. If that happens to have Eli playing quarterback it does.”
The future at QB did not crystallize for the Giants on Wednesday. If anything, it got murkier.