New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur is mulling the option of supplanting Eli Manning with Daniel Jones as the starting quarterback.
And so it begins. The inevitable replacement of Eli Manning could be coming sooner rather than later. New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur is leaving open the possibility that Daniel Jones could replace Manning in Week 3.
“We’re gonna talk about everything moving forward. I think that’s fair at this point,” Shurmur told reporters on Monday via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. “To this point what we’ve done hasn’t been good enough.”
This was a direct contradiction to what Shurmur said directly after Sunday’s loss. Shurmur didn’t even think a quarterback change was worthy of conversation.
According to Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media, Shurmur said it’s “fair” to expect a decision on the starter by Wednesday.
But now that is all changing. The Giants were smacked by double digits in their first two losses, failing to score more than 17 points in either contest.
To be fair to Manning, his receiving corps is in shambles at the moment, but he didn’t do much to help his cause on Sunday. His two interceptions proved costly.
As the season progresses, the calls for Jones will only grow louder. Through two weeks of the season, it’s quite clear that a run to the playoffs looks unrealistic for the Giants.
Prior to the season, the Giants were adamant about letting Daniel Jones learn from the sidelines. But in a lost season, the rookie could benefit from gaining in-game experience.