New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s agent believes the 15-year man will be back with Big Blue for the 2019 season.
On Monday, Manning’s agent Tom Condon spoke at the site of this week’s Senior Bowl. While speaking on his client, Condon mentioned that he believes Manning will be back with the Giants in 2019.
“Shoot, yeah, I think so,” Condon said, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “I think he’d love to come back. Guys love to play their whole careers with one team, if they have a good experience with that team.”
Manning just turned 38-years old this month. If he were to play for the Giants next year, it would be his 16th season with the franchise.
He’s slated to make $23.2 million in 2019, and Big Blue does have the option to restructure his contract.
Many thought this past season could be Manning’s last as a Giant.
In his 15th season in the NFL, the two-time Super Bowl MVP threw for 4,299 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also only threw 11 interceptions and achieved a 66 percent completion rate. The latter was the highest of his career.
Although he could be the Giants starting quarterback next year, this won’t stop the organization from searching for his successor. New York has the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and could select Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins or Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray.
Either one could have the opportunity to sit behind Eli for a year and learn. It’s an opportunity that could prove to be the best one for the organization. As many know, it did work for Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs.
Regardless of what happens, having Manning back in blue next year would give the Giants the best opportunity to win games. Haskins and Murray are good and flashy, but 15 years of experience from Manning may overcome that.