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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning remains focused on their upcoming game on Monday night, despite the team’s struggles. 

It seems the Big Blue quarterback is taking things one game at a time, as he should. Per a report from Dan Schneier of 247Sports, Eli Manning remains focused on the New York Giants Monday night matchup against the 49ers. This comes despite what his future may hold as the starting quarterback for the G-Men.

Earlier this week, head coach Pat Shurmur mentioned to the media that Eli wasn’t guaranteed to start after this week. Basically, due to his poor performance (which isn’t his fault for the most part), Eli will be on a short leash.  The Giants are 1-7 and changes simply need to be made, according to the coaching staff. One of those changes could be seeing what rookie backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta can bring to the table.


Responding to this before Thursday’s practice, Manning of course conducted in his usual manner of class that he’s shown all throughout his career.

“You worry about this week,” the two-time Super Bowl MVP told Schneier. “We got the 49ers. I got a job to do, and I’m going to do it to the best of my ability.”

When discussing the Giants disappointing first half of the season, Manning stated the obvious.

“We got to get some wins,” Eli said. “We got to get going, and everybody wants it. The team needs it, for the morale and for just the hard work and everything we put in.”

The Giants are coming off their bye week and will be playing on Monday night, their first game in 15 days at that point. With the long break from being on the playing field, hopefully, the Giants will be well rested and have a clear mindset heading into the game. If they were to emerge with a victory, it would be their first win since Sept. 23, when they defeated the Houston Texans 27-22.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.