PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 09: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants calls to teammates from under center during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 9, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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A team official for the New York Giants has noted that Eli Manning will “likely” start this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Last week, it was reported that New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones was expected to miss 2-4 weeks. This was due to a high ankle sprain suffered in the Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Jones thus missed this past Monday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

However, there was a chance his ankle could’ve healed quicker than expected. This would’ve paved the way for him to return to the starting lineup against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. But according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, a team official has stated that Eli Manning is “likely” to start this weekend.

If Jones is healthy leading up to the Week 16 road matchup with the Washington Redskins, there’s a chance the game against Miami could be Manning’s last start as a Giant.

Eli returned to the starting lineup against Philly for the first time since Week 2. He threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns, with both scores having been received by rookie wideout Darius Slayton. Despite leading 17-3 at the break, the Eagles outscored Big Blue 20-0 in the second half as well as overtime and won 23-17. Philly has now defeated New York six consecutive times.

Jones’ injury was classified as “mild,” and it’s still not set in stone whether or not he’ll be good to go this Sunday. But if he’s not, look for the game to be a memorable final start for the organization’s longtime veteran quarterback.

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