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QB Eli Manning - New York Giants

6-4, 218Born: 1-3-1981College: MississippiDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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General News (Fri Feb 2): said he would not have a problem with the Giants if they decide to select a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said he was scheduled to meet with the Giants at the 2018 Senior Bowl, but the two sides were not able to connect.

General News (Mon Jan 22): Giants general manager Dave Gettleman reaffirmed his desire for Eli Manning to return to the team next season during a meeting with him earlier this month, according to sources. Gettleman also told Manning that the team will continue to scout the quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft and compare them to Davis Webb.

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17 vs WAS 78 10 28 132 1 1 3 -4 0 0 8.2

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 17 vs WAS (10 / 28 / 132 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / -4 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning's possible final game with the Giants was solid but unspectacular. Manning played at a relatively high level himself but had an unusual amount of drops from his receivers. These drops took away points and first downs but Manning continued to play with poise and was accurate from the pocket. The Giants maintained a strong lead for this game so the running game was utilized a lot more. Manning had a nice touchdown pass to Sharpe in first half on a post route, leading the receiver perfectly before the safety could get over. He threw a lot of quick strikes from the pocket when the defense showed soft coverage and got rid of the ball in time for the most part. Manning did throw a terrible interception on a screen route however, trying to float the ball over the defender but instead just throwing it right to him. He should have had a second touchdown to tight end Adams in the back of the endzone but the ball was dropped. He read the defense well but was still sloppy with the ball at times. Manning fumbled the ball in the pocket but was able to recover it. He then threw an underthrown pass short that should have been intercepted. The Giants ended the game on the doorstep of the Redskins goal line, opting to get out rather than try for another score.

2017 Week 16 vs ARI (27 / 45 / 263 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning did not play well on Sunday and his turnovers killed the Giants chances at being competitive against the Cardinals. The pass protection and running game was as poor as ever this season but Manning did not help himself with his play. He threw a lot of passes off his back foot to evade a sack and many of these were ill advised throws. Manning's accuracy was scattershot and he missed several short throws with just bad ball placement. A lot of his passes were overthrown and there were a few occasions where he did not look to be on the same page as the receiver. Manning tried to connect with Engram deep on a fade but the overthrown pass was picked off by the safety. He had a lot of dropped passes by his depleted receiving corps and had an excellent 4th down conversion on a deep out to Ellison but his positive plays were simply outdone by the negative ones. He threw late off his backfoot down the field and was picked off again by the safety. Manning displayed really poor pocket awareness as he was stripped from behind and gave up a defensive score, trying to do too much. A chunk of his yards/completions came in garbage time towards the end and this game was never competitive. The Giants were rarely in the redzone and it was a tough watch for any fantasy owners.

2017 Week 15 vs PHI (37 / 57 / 434 / 3 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning had a highly productive game on Sunday against the Eagles. He played well for most of the game but got lucky in many situations and the defense dropped several passes that should have been intercepted. Manning was accurate and decisive early on as he kept the Giants moving down the found. He showed excellent touch on a sideline ball to Lewis down the sideline. Manning was also successful at drawing the Eagles offsides, getting two "free" plays that he was able to take advantage of. He looked down the field for big plays whenever he was afforded time in the pocket and the slant play was available to him throughout. King got wide open on a slant n go route in the redzone and Manning had an easy touchdown pass. Manning didn't see the linebacker in coverage on the subsequent drive and was picked off as he fired a ball to the outside. He was fortunate that a defender dropped a ball that was thrown in his direction. Manning missed a few passes deep, just overthrowing his intended receiver by inches but made up for it. His second touchdown was a simple breakaway play form Shepard on a short drag route, running away from the defense that made several poor attempts to tackle him. Manning found King again on a deep pass down the sideline, who was able to extend just over the goal line for the third touchdown. Manning should have been picked again with another dropped interception and ultimately fell just short of a fourth touchdown at the goal line but got very little help from his defense.

2017 Week 14 vs DAL (31 / 46 / 228 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning had a very uneven performance in his not so triumphant return as the Giants starting quarterback. The Giants running game was decent and this allowed Manning to utilize play action at times but the lack of talent surrounding him in the passing game was evident. He had several misses down the field. Manning misfired on a seam route to Ellison in the first half and overthrew Vereen on a broken play later which would have gone for a very big pass play. His only touchdown came on a play action rollout pass in the flat to Ellison. The catch was just secured over the goal line and the play action was set up on previous plays as the Giants were a run heavy offense early. Manning almost found Lewis on a go route along the sideline but the play was broken up with an excellent play by the Cowboy defender at the last second. The Giants receivers had several drops in this game and they cost first downs. Manning had several passes inexplicably hit the ground. He threw into tight coverage as times were getting desperate and a tipped pass was easily picked off by Sean Lee. Manning floated a ball down the middle in an act of desperation that was easily picked off by the Cowboy secondary. The Giants offense doesn't look good, regardless which QB is under center.

2017 Week 12 vs WAS (13 / 27 / 113 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning was very ineffective on Thursday night, as was the entire Giants offense. Manning had no rhythm and could not string together many first downs. The pass protection was poor to be fair to Manning, he had very little time to survey the field before the Redskins defensive line got to him. He took a lot of sacks on third down when the Giants needed plays and failed to convert on numerous occasions. Manning had no help from the team around him. The Giants rushing attack was non existent and his receivers were dropping passes when he managed to find them. Manning had a few nice plays on the sideline, fitting the ball in between defenders for first downs but these plays were few and far between. He could have had a touchdown on a screen pass in the redzone but his pass floated too high and fell incomplete. Engram had a lot of drops over the middle and no other teammate could support Manning. He forced a pass on the final drive in between two defenders on a seam route that was easily picked off but the game was out of hands on that point. Manning really has been up and down all season long and is mostly ineffective, though plenty of blame has to be shared on this offense.

2017 Week 11 vs KC (19 / 35 / 205 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning had a lot of incomplete passes on Sunday and failed to score a touchdown. His role was more of a game manager and to do just enough to win the game, as it was a low scoring game overall and they were able to maintain a lead for most of this game. Manning had a nice corner route to Rudolph, placing the ball away from the defender but allowing his receiver to catch it in bounds for a big first down. He showed a willingness to run, picking up 8 yards on a scramble before sliding just in time. Manning almost hit King in the corner of the endzone but pass interference was called on the defense to set the Giants up at the 1. Manning had a lot of dropped balls as his receivers struggled to secure some passes. He felt a lot of pressure in the pocket and ended up firing several passes at the feet of a receiver to end the play. Manning had to throw a lot of checkdown passes also as he did not get a lot of time to survey down the field. Of course, he is without his top 3 receivers which cannot be understated so high production is simply unreasonable to expect. On the final drive to secure the win in overtime, Manning came alive and picked up many first downs across the middle via slants. He missed Engram on the sideline deep but came back to the same spot on the very next play. Manning slightly underthrew Lewis deep along the sideline but he somehow managed to keep the ball off the ground and secure it. The Giants played it safe and kicked the field goal on the subsequent set of downs.

2017 Week 10 vs SF (28 / 37 / 273 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning had a respectable stat line for fantasy owners but it wasn't representative of his effectiveness throughout the game. Manning's second touchdown came in garbage time on the final drive as the game was out of hand. He forced a lot of passes into tight windows due to the close coverage that the 49ers had on the Giants receivers for a lot of this game. Manning generally moved the ball well between the 20's but several miscues and poor redzone efficiency hampered the entire offensive production. He threw a lot of curl/comeback routes and patterns over the middle to keep the chains moving. Manning lost the ball in the first half with a bizarre play that looked like he tried to throw the ball away at the last second as he was going down but ended up fumbling it instead. He did manage to connect with King/Shepard several times downfield on fade/corner routes, placing the ball where only his receiver could get it. Manning also overthrew Shepard deep along the sideline, and missed Engram over the middle which almost caused another turnover on a tipped ball. His second touchdown came on a simple hook route to Lewis who turned around vs soft coverage and hauled in the catch for the meaningless score.

2017 Week 9 vs LAR (20 / 36 / 220 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning had an average performance with several missed opportunities in the passing game. The Giants had decent production on the ground against the Rams but Manning struggled to connect with his receivers down the field. He fumbled early in the first half, getting hit in the pocket and then losing the ball in the process. He made quick decisions and had poise in the pocket but his accuracy/decision-making let him down at times. Manning should have been picked on a throw downfield but the safety failed to come up with the ball. He was later picked off on a slant play, simply throwing the ball into a receiver who was well covered. Manning showed patience and had a nice touchdown pass to receiver King in the first half. King unravelled in the back of the endzone and Manning had just enough time to survey his targets. He missed many downfield throws however, and easily could have had a second touchdown to King if he didn't overthrow him so much. Manning hooked up with Engram and Shepard down the field for big plays in the second half but the Giants were not in a position to realistically win the game at that point. He finished his day with a well thrown fade pass to Engram, placing the ball high and away from the defender for the second score. Other than some redzone trips and the odd completion down the field, Manning did not play particularly well. He overthrew too many open receivers and ball security was an issue.

2017 Week 7 vs SEA (19 / 39 / 134 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning was not able to carry the Giants offense on Sunday against the Seahawks. Manning's accuracy was poor at times and he threw many incompletions when the game was competitive. The passing game was very conservative as a lot of short balls underneath were thrown to the running backs. Manning faced a lot of pressure up front and this resulted in many hurried decisions. He had a shot at connecting with King deep down the field on a go route but the pass was underthrown slightly. Manning's only touchdown came in the first half on a play action boot play in the redzone. He scrambled outside of the pocket and hit Engram in the endzone for the score on a drag route. Manning fired a lot of balls into the ground when he had to give up on the play due to pressure. He missed several open receivers on slants/short routes with passes that were behind/in front of the receiver. Engram was clearly the focal point of the offense as Manning relied on the young tight end when a conversion was needed. He was stripped of the football and sacked deep in the Giants own half which put an end to the Giants hopes of winning the game. Manning's last few attempts in garbage time were reckless and he should have been picked off over the middle on a bad ball but the safety dropped it. He continues to struggle with a depleted offense and the running game was mediocre which further hampered his efforts.

2017 Week 6 vs DEN (11 / 19 / 128 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

li Manning didn't have to throw the ball much against Denver and didn't even crack 20 attempts. The Giants had the lead almost the entire game and played ball control to ensure the victory. Manning played a "caretaker" role, did not commit any turnovers as the Giants played it safe. As he was missing many receivers and with a reshuffled offensive line, the Giants did not throw many passes downfield. Manning kept it short, throwing slants and curls to pick up first downs but not forcing anything. He took sacks, threw the ball away and avoided the big mistake. His accuracy was not perfect as his ball location on a few passes was off target. A high ball to Rudolph was tipped into the air and could have resulted in a pick. Manning's only touchdown pass came on a rollout pass short to the right in the redzone. He scrambled right and hit Engram who was able to extend for the score. The Giants running game took over in the second half and they were able to come away with the win.

2017 Week 5 vs LAC (21 / 36 / 225 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning did not play well on Sunday against the Chargers. He had many issues to contend with, including a flurry of injuries late in the game but he had a low completion percentage and turned the ball over at crucial moments in the game. Manning was hurried a lot in this game and had to eat many sacks in the pocket as his tackles struggled. He overthrew Beckham in the first half which should have been a touchdown as the defender was nowhere near the play. Manning connected over the middle well for the most part, with slants and in breaking routes with play action but struggled to connect down the field. He tested the chargers deep occasionally but the passes were generally off target. He also forced a lot of passes into tight windows that led to easy break ups. He finally got going in the second half as he found Lewis in the endzone. Manning floated the pass perfectly away from the corner on a deep go route and Lewis was able to haul it in along the sideline for the score. Manning had another impressive touchdown pass to Beckham, evading a blitzer off the edge before throwing down the field to a wide open Beckham after an out and up route. He fell apart late in the game however. On the second last drive, he fumbled the ball deep in Giant territory after a sack. He then began to lead the Giants down the field for a chance to take the game but forced a bad ball over the middle that was intercepted easily. Manning lost all his star power on offense late in the game, which clearly hampered the final two drives. His tackles gave up a lot of pressure also to the Chargers defensive line. The touchdown passes were incredible plays but there were so many mistakes and poor decisions in the rest of the game that lead to another Giants loss.

2017 Week 4 vs TB (30 / 49 / 288 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 22 / 1 rush)

Eli Manning had an efficient game on Sunday against the Bucs defense as he had to carry this offense once again. His pass protection was average, which is definitely an improvement for the Giants compared with earlier in the season. He was firing quick passes over the middle a lot too, which helped out his tackles as they did not have to protect for very long at times. Manning had no problem testing the Bucs deep but this had mixed results. He tried to fit a few balls into Beckham down the field but these were well covered or overthrown by a considerable amount. Manning showed good chemistry with young tight end Engram on several plays and hooked up with the rookie on a well timed corner route ball towards the sideline. Though Manning's chemistry with Marshall was shaky at times this season, the two did manage to connect on some broken plays where Manning had to scramble. He kept the Giants offense moving with slants and in breaking patterns for the most part and showed good accuracy with these balls. Manning had several passes dropped but always kept going back to the open receiver and never lost faith. He saw a big opening in the redzone on a scramble to the right side and even managed to get all the way over the goal line for a rushing touchdown. Manning's second touchdown came on a simple pass in the flat to rookie Gallman, who was left relatively uncovered in the redzone. He also threw a perfect bomb to Beckham in the fourth quarter on an in&up route, placing the ball just in stride where only Beckham could get it. His second touchdown pass came on a drag route in the endzone, Manning bought some time in the pocket and eventually found Ellison wide open over the middle.

2017 Week 3 vs PHI (35 / 47 / 366 / 3 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning played at a high level for most of this game and was unfortunate not to come away with the win. He was far more accurate in this game and the Giants finally were able to score more than 20 points. The offensive line got nothing done in the running game but they provided Manning enough time to survey the field for the most part. The Eagles secondary had trouble covering the Giants receivers, especially towards the end of the game and Manning was able to take advantage of this. Manning used quick passes a lot to keep the pass rush at bay, hitting a lot of slant/in breaking routes to beat off coverage. He kept the Giants moving well between the 20's but two failed 4th conversions really hampered the offensive production in the first half. Manning's first interception was on a prayer deep ball to Marshall that the defender picked off as the pass was overthrown. The second interception came on a pass thrown slightly behind his intended receiver on a slant, leading to a tipped ball that was easily picked off by the defense. Manning really should have had a touchdown in the second quarter to Shepard. Shepard was denied the first attempt as he was ruled mere inches shy of the goal line. Manning's second ball to Shepard was initially caught in the back of the endzone but subsequently lost as he went to the ground, resulting in an incomplete pass. Manning and the Giants began to turn things up in the fourth quarter and finally got in the endzone with a brilliant catch by Beckham. Beckham had to wait for a delayed ball but managed to keep both his feet in bounds to secure the score. Manning found Beckham again on a fade route, placing the ball in a good position but another spectacular one handed catch by Beckham helped the Giants get their second touchdown. Manning found the endzone again on an explosive catch& run by Shepard over the middle. Shepard hauled in a mid slant play and simply ran away from the entire Eagle defense for his score. Manning almost hit Beckham again on a deep ball and did get a pass interference call but sloppy play/penalties by the Giants led to a field goal, which ultimately cost them the game.

2017 Week 2 vs DET (22 / 32 / 239 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

The Giants were not fooling themselves coming into this week's game, and their early play calling seemed to reflect their reticence to hang Eli Manning out to dry. A max protection look on the first dropback saw Manning hesitate and ultimately take a sack, a cruel sign of things to come. With the running backs consistently being stoned for little or no gain, it would fall on Manning's shoulders to move the offense. Once again, however, pass protection let him down time and time again. Left tackle Ereck Flowers in particular was a revolving door and at times was beaten instantly by stud pass rusher Ezekiel Ansah. When given time, Manning looked a little jumpy, but he settled as the game wore on. Ben McAdoo began calling more bootlegs and play action passes to give his quarterback additional time to survey the field. With the offense in some semblance of a rhythm, Manning tossed his only touchdown pass of the game to tight end Evan Engram. The formation, which saw Engram lined up as a lead blocker, fooled the Lions defenders. Off play action, Engram shot up the seam and gave Manning an easy pitch and catch throw. Not long after, a target for his rookie tight end would result in an interception. The pass was not ideally placed on a shallow cross, and Engram had to reach back for it, tipping it into the air in the process. It wasn't all on Manning; at times, receivers in particular Brandon Marshall let him down. A perfectly thrown pass down the right sideline to Marshall was dropped, while several receivers were unable to gain separation. Manning was criticised by his head coach after the game for taking a delay of game penalty on a crucial fourth-and-goal play, and it proved to be costly as the Giants had to settle for a field goal. Offensive ineptitude continues to haunt the Giants, and Manning's confidence has clearly been hit by the lack of protection and rhythm.

2017 Week 1 vs DAL (29 / 38 / 220 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Eli Manning did not play well on Sunday night in Dallas but he had very little support, especially from his offensive line. The Cowboys did not blitz the Giants much and were able to get consistent pressure by only sending 4 men. This gave Manning and his receivers a hard time in the passing game. The much maligned Giants offensive line was as porous as ever and Manning had to rush through his progressions a lot. He failed to find open receivers a lot of the time and this offense seemed lost without Beckham as the focal point. The offense went 3 and out a lot and were rarely in Cowboy territory. Mannings accuracy was also inconsistent and generally poor, he missed many open receivers over the middle. He threw behind Marshall on a slant play over the middle and did not give his receivers much room to work with after having to adjust to some off target balls. Manning rarely had the time to look downfield and the Giants attempted few deep balls. His interception came on a bad decision to threw into a tight window on a slant route as the Cowboy defender undercut the route. The Giants were very rarely in the redzone and the entire passing game got a lot of garbage yards on the final drive when the game was effectively over. Manning has to get better protection from his offensive line and he needs to improve his accuracy if this Giants offense is to show any life this season.


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Giants | Eli Manning locked in (Sun Mar 18, 09:47 PM) - New York Giants QB Eli Manning earned a $5 million roster bonus Sunday, March 18, according to a source.

Our View: New Giants coach Pat Shurmur believes Manning has a few years left as a quality starter. That may be the case, but the team has to find a backup plan and a plan for the future. The Giants have the no2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, and they should be considering a quarterback with that selection.
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