Eli Manning
We may not have seen the last of Eli Manning (Andrew Mills/NJ.com Advanced Media)

Being sentimental in sports never works. The Jags wanted to do right by Blake Bortles because he was a high draft pick and was coming off an AFC title game appearance. Now, look at where they are? The Bengals aren’t much different. They are terrified of change so much that Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton is still a thing somehow. No team has been more sentimental to a guy than the Giants are with Eli Manning. Everybody and their mother knows that Eli Manning is trash, yet the Giants refuse to acknowledge that fact. Now the Giants are ready to do the unthinkable and have Eli start the 2019 season for them.

Ralph Vacchiano of SNY had the following on Eli:

“There is still a chance that Manning will return to the Giants in 2019 — and even return as their starting quarterback, according to a team source. The decision on his future has “absolutely not” been made, the source said, and management is open to the idea that another year with Manning at the helm might be the best option they have.

What a joke. Manning, 38, is owed more than $23 million in the final year of his contract. Manning is on pace to get sacked 55 times this year. He is a statue back there and gets sacked by ghosts. The Giants are 20th in total offense with a star wide receiver and a star running back. Manning has just 14 touchdowns in 11 games.

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The problem is the Giants have zero competition for Eli. They cut Davis Webb for the sole reason that he is better than Eli. They have Kyle Lauletta who they drafted in the fourth round who clearly isn’t the long-term solution. If Justin Herbert goes back to school, there isn’t any clear-cut first-round quarterback talent either.