Eli Manning
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reportedly doesn’t plan to waive the no-trade clause tied to his current contract agreement.

To leave or not to leave? That is the question that Eli Manning could ponder now that he’s no longer the New York Giants‘ starting quarterback. Well, no longer the starter for the time being, I should say. You never know how the rest of the season will play out for Big Blue.

After the Giants decided to go with Daniel Jones to start their Week 3 game in Tampa Bay, there were some questions about what Eli would do going forward. Would he stay with the Giants and work on being a mentor for Jones? Would he look to go elsewhere, as numerous teams’ starters have gone down with injuries (Steelers, Saints, Jaguars)?

However, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, Manning is sticking around in East Rutherford, NJ.

It makes sense. Eli has that “once a Giant, always a Giant” mentality. He’s a hometown hero; a two-time Super Bowl MVP, in the top-10 all-time in multiple passing categories, and has made his mark as arguably the greatest Giants quarterback of all time.

It would be a weird resumé to read after he retires, with it saying “Giants (2004-19), Jaguars (2019)” or whomever he would go to. I’m only saying Jaguars just because that would seem like a beneficial destination for someone on his way out in this league. Especially when you were coached by Tom Coughlin for 12 seasons, who now works in the Jacksonville front office.

It’s not impossible for Manning to change his mind about this, but for right now, he’s staying in New York.

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