New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is keeping his cool when it comes to the potential of losing his starting job.
This upcoming season will be a little different for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. For the first time in his career, his absolute successor is on the roster. Yes, he did have Davis Webb on the team in the past, who’s someone that people thought for a little would eventually take the job. But Daniel Jones is a first-rounder, and there’s no doubt he’ll end up being the Giants’ starting quarterback at some point.
So basically, Manning may have some added pressure on him to perform well this year. If he doesn’t, fans could see Jones take the job earlier than expected.
“I think [the pressure will] come,” Manning said, per Bob Glauber of Newsday. “Just knowing that all of a sudden, you have struggles, things can change.”
The two-time Super Bowl MVP isn’t paying too much attention to it. Manning knows he still has to do his job and makes the throws that the organization pays him to make. He’s keeping his cool (as he usually does) and sticking to what he can control.
“I don’t think you can stress that,” Eli stated. “You got to go out there. I’m going to do my best every time I’m at practice and every time at the games and hope that’s enough for us to win the games.
“I think it’s still kind of a situation where you have to have the same approach you’ve treated all the other years and just kind of hope for the best.”
Manning also has to act as a sort of mentor for Jones. These minicamp and eventually training camp practices will consist of Jones studying the position by watching Eli. It’s still unclear when Jones will take the reigns as the starter. But whether that takes the entire season, multiple seasons, or even half the season if Manning underperforms, Jones still has to go through the learning aspect.