The Giants announced that 14-year veteran quarterback Eli Manning would be benched going forward. Rookie Daniel Jones will be the new starting quarterback.
In response to the change, Manning said,” There’s no other option but just to handle it and do my job, support my teammates, support the Giants, and do what I can do to try to help go win some football games.”
Although Manning can exercise the option to be traded, he does have a no-trade clause in his contract which gives him more control over which direction his career goes next.
If Manning does waive his no-trade option there could be multiple teams who might express interest in bringing him on board, especially with two Superbowl wins under his belt.
It’s expected that Manning will stay with the Giants for the rest of the season to mentor Daniel while Daniel picks up the reins.
Manning could decide to be traded and go to another team and still be paid $10 million which is remaining on his contract.
Eli Manning is the brother of Peyton Manning and son of Archie Manning, both quarterbacks and National Football League greats in their own right. There is little doubt that Eli Manning will one day be eligible for the Football Hall of Fame.