New York Giants future Hall of Fame quarterback Eli Manning still believes he has a lot left in the tank going into his 15th season.
The 37-year-old New York Giants quarterback still believes great years are ahead of him. Eli Manning on Monday spoke to Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic at Mt. Kisco Country Club in Mt. Kisco, NY. Speaking on the time he has left playing football and if the Giants had wasted the past few years of his career, Manning gave a classy and confident answer, per usual.
“That’s not the way I look at it,” Manning told Stapleton. “And I think I still have some peak years left, so we can make it right.”
The two-time Super Bowl MVP is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. He only threw 19 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. Manning was also benched for the first time in his career in a Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders. But with talented rookie running back Saquon Barkley now a Giant, and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returning from injury, Manning seems more than optimistic. With minicamp beginning Tuesday, Manning also spoke on his excitement for the upcoming new offense.
“Last year, obviously, we went through a tough streak, but that’s football,” Manning said. It can change very quickly from year to year, from good to bad or bad to good. So I think it’s good to see the fans are excited, and I’m excited to be back and want to give them something to keep cheering for.”
Eli will be heading into his 15th year this upcoming season, still with fans, players and coaches all by his side. With new weapons, a new coaching staff and a new offense, it will be interesting to see what comes about for the long-time Giants quarterback.