New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will start in Big Blue’s home matchup against the Chicago Bears this Sunday.
The Giants are now all but mathematically out of playoff contention. They would’ve essentially had to win-out the regular season, as Sunday’s loss to the Eagles was basically the end of that. That being said, many believed this would be the time to see backup quarterbacks Alex Tanney and rookie Kyle Lauletta.
When asked about his starting job as the Big Blue quarterback, the 15-year man showed nothing but class and respect.
“I expect to start until I’m told not to,” Manning said. “I expect to start this week. I expect to play. I’m looking forward to playing. And we’ll go from there.”
Manning, at this point in his career, realizes that a change may be needed at some point. He knows his age and talent isn’t what it used to be. However, he’s still a great NFL quarterback and still is the best option at that position for the Giants.
When the matter was brought up to Shurmur, the first-year Giants head coach at interesting words to say.
“You go every week with giving your team the best opportunity to win the football game,” Shurmur mentioned. “That’s how you do this thing. This isn’t player tryout. This is do everything in your power to win the next game.”
The Giants kickoff against the Bears at 1 p.m. ET this Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Whether we’ll see Tanney or Lauletta at all isn’t confirmed. However, at least we know who will be taking the opening snaps.