College: Mississippi | 14 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 1/3/1981
2018 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Updating a previous report, New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder (leg) was checked out after injuring his leg in practice Thursday, and he is fine. The Giants and their fans can let out a collective sigh of relief after that injury scare. Solder was their high-priced free-agent acquisition, and his presence on the line should help keep quarterback Eli Manning upright.
New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder (leg), who signed a $62 million deal with the team in the offseason, injured his right leg in minicamp practice Thursday. However, the injury didn't look serious and head coach Pat Shurmur said, "I think he's fine." If Solder did suffer a more serious injury, it'd be a devastating blow to New York's offensive line. Solder was brought on to protect quarterback Eli Manning's blind side and be an anchor. We'll update you if this is anything more serious.
The New York Giants selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley second overall in the 2018 NFL draft. The Giants weren't about to let Barkley get past them at No. 2. With Eli Manning aging and declining rapidly, the G-Men want to upgrade their backfield to make it easier on him. Barkley is arguably the most talented all-around player in this year's draft, and he could easily become a three-down back for the Giants immediately. This pick is bad news for Jonathan Stewart and Wayne Gallman. Barkley will be an early-round pick in both redraft and dynasty/keeper leagues.
ESPN's Todd McShay said it's looking like the New York Giants are dead set on selecting Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at second overall if the Browns pass on him. "It feels inevitable that Saquon Barkley is going to be a NY Giant," McShay said. People in the Giants organization believe in Barkley, and the team may be committed to becoming a physical, run-first team, with Barkley being the face of the franchise for the next 10 years. Some scouts believe that Barkley is a better all-around back than Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, which is really saying something. Even after the G-Men signed Jonathan Stewart in free agency, Barkley would likely become a three-down back immediately in New York if they were to draft him. A strong running game would certainly help take pressure off a declining and aging Eli Manning. Barkley would be a strong early-round fantasy target if he were to land with the Giants.
According to a story published on SI.com, Roc Nation, the group which is representing Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, doesn't want him to play for the Cleveland Browns, instead hoping he goes to the New York Giants at No. 2 overall. The story goes on to state that Roc Nation asked Barkley to demand the Browns not take him, similar to what Eli Manning did to the Los Angeles (then San Diego) Chargers back in 2004. Barkley, for his part, has never considered the request, even going so far as to tell friends about a vision he has. Barkley is thinking about how he would be remembered as a generational athlete if he were to be able to bring a Super Bowl championship to Cleveland. As of now, it appears likely the Browns will take a quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft, meaning Barkley would have to slip to fourth for the Browns to have a shot at him.
Beyond the 2018 season, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning's future is uncertain. "This league, it's one year at a time. That's kind of how it goes. I need to go out there and play well this year, and that's all I'm looking forward to," Manning said. The team's brass hasn't said anything regarding Manning other than that he will enter the 2018 season as the starter, and he'll count $22.2 million against the salary cap this season. The 37-year-old can become a free agent after next season, but it appears he has interest in playing beyond that. The Giants have Davis Webb waiting in the wings, and it's widely believed that they'll select a signal caller with the second overall pick in this month's draft. Manning completed only 61.6 percent of his passes last year with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, but he could bounce back nicely with Odell Beckham Jr. healthy. Still, Manning is more of an underwhelming fantasy backup at this stage of his career.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning earned a $5 million roster bonus Sunday, March 18, according to a source.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning still has 'years' left as a starting quarterback in the NFL, according to head coach Pat Shurmur.
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said that quarterback Eli Manning has "years" left as a starter in the NFL. Manning was a failure in 2017, posting under 4,000 yards passing for the first time since 2013, and he had 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 15 games. However, it didn't help that his top two receivers -- Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall -- suffered season-ending ankle injuries early in the year. With a better offensive line and running game and healthy receivers, Manning should post better numbers, although he's still probably only in QB2 territory for fantasy owners at age 37.
The New York Giants have hired Mike Shula as their new offensive coordinator, according to sources. Shula was an offensive assistant when David Gettleman was the general manager in Carolina, so this makes sense. Shula could take a back seat to new head coach Pat Shurmur in terms of play calling, however. New York's biggest task will be to help quarterback Eli Manning rebound from a tough 2017 season and get the running game going.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has reportedly been assured from new head coach Pat Shurmur that he will be the starting quarterback in 2018.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning believes he will be the Giants' starting quarterback in 2018. Manning's beliefs stem from coach Pat Shurmur reportedly assuring Manning he will be the starter in 2018. This would be a surprising move as the 37-year-old is coming off one of the worst seasons in his career and the Giants possess the second overall pick in the 2018 draft. There is a possibility for Manning to be a bridge quarterback if the Giants decide to select a quarterback with their first-round pick.
University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield considers the Giants an "ideal situation." "Throwing the ball to Engram, Shep and Odell wouldn't be too bad," said the Heisman Trophy winner. "Being there, that's a big-time franchise. The spotlight, I think I thrive on that. I think that would be an ideal situation." Mayfield was planning to sit down with the Giants at last week's Senior Bowl, but that meeting never materialized. Eli Manning will likely remain the starter in 2018, though there is still a good chance the Giants will end up drafting a quarterback with the No. 2 pick.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been told by general manager Dave Gettleman and new head coach Pat Shurmur that he'll be back as the starter in 2018. The 37-year-old Manning struggled mightily in 2017, but to be fair he lost his two best receivers -- Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall -- to season-ending ankle injuries early in the year. Manning may only play for a couple more seasons, and he said he'd have no issues with the team selecting a quarterback in the draft with the second overall pick. A bounce-back season wouldn't be surprising for Manning in 2018, but at his age, his arm strength has deteriorated, and his fantasy ceiling certainly isn't as high as it once was.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning 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.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has an opportunity to prove himself to a new coach and general manager this season, and general manager Dave Gettleman echoed new head coach Pat Shurmur's Friday vote of confidence in Manning. "I still saw a quarterback that knew what he was doing, that had plenty of arm talent and can win games," said Gettleman, referring to his 2017 tape study of Manning. Manning's yards-per-attempt averages have dropped steadily in the past four years (7.3 in 2015 down to 6.1 last season), but he appears to have the backing of both the Giants new GM and head coach. After attending Friday's presser, long-time beat reporter Ralph Vacchiano came away believing, "it's clear the Eli Manning era with the Giants isn't nearly as close to its end as it seemed two months ago."
New York Giants QB Eli Manning 'has years left,' according to head coach Pat Shurmur, who says he's excited to work with him.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has "years left", according to new head coach Pat Shumur. The 37-year-old is coming off of a weak 2017 season, but Shumur said that he is looking forward to working with Manning.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said he will "take the best player" with the No. 2 overall pick. The Giants have been widely expected to take a quarterback with the second overall pick, but Gettleman is leaving every option on the table. "We're gonna set ourselves up so we can take the best player available," Gettleman said, "and if the best player available is a quarterback, that's what we're gonna do." The GM has already thrown his support behind Eli Manning, but the 37-year-old is nearing the end of his career. The Giants have to look to the future at the position, and this pick is probably their best shot a securing that future.
The New York Giants announced earlier today that Pat Shurmur has been named the 18th head coach in team history. Shurmur interviewed on January 6 with team president John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman, and others. The Giants will look for Shurmur to not only win now with Eli Manning at the helm, but also teach a perceived early draft pick what it takes to play quarterback in the NFL.