Well-known quarterback trainer David Morris shows his support for long-time New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Going into this offseason, a big question for the New York Giants is what they do with their quarterback situation.
Eli Manning will be entering his 16th season in 2019, and many believe they should do away with him before the year can even begin. Others feel Manning should stick around and mentor a possible quarterback drafted in the first round this April.
There are numerous scenarios that could play out, but for right now, all we can do is wait and see.
However, we do know of one person in Eli’s corner, quarterback trainer David Morris. Morris runs the “QB Country” quarterback training school and was college teammates with Manning at Ole Miss.
On Feb. 6, Morris spoke to Ed Valentine of Big Blue View on the “Valentine’s Views” podcast and showed his support for Manning.
“I see a guy that can play at the highest level,” Morris said. I think he’s as good as he’s ever been and I think he’s a guy that showed that this year at times. There are times he would tell you he wants to play better, but I think he’s got a lot left in the tank. I think he’s in a position where he’s working like he’s going to be playing for the foreseeable future.
“Nothing changes in his mind. I think he’s a guy that’s going to be at it for a while.”
I definitely agree that Eli definitely has some left in the tank. In 2018, he completed 66 percent of his throws for 4,299 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. It was the highest completion percentage of his long career and was the seventh time he’s surpassed 4,000 single-season passing yards.
His 11 picks were the third-lowest of his career (second-lowest if you take out his nine-game stint as a rookie in 2004).
Eli isn’t washed up at all, he can still play. As long as the Giants can get some protection around him, he gives Big Blue the best chance to win.