Giants QB Eli Manning made it clear he wants to keep playing football


New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been a top story in the NFL in the past, but for the last eight days it has been for what he didn’t do on the football field, which is play in Week 13 against the Oakland Raiders.

Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo decided that he wanted to take a look at the younger quarterbacks, but offered Manning the opportunity to start and keep his consecutive starts streak going. Manning declined and did not start for the first time since 2004.

McAdoo has since been fired, and interim coach Steve Spagnuolo has decided to put Manning back in as the starter. Regardless of whether or not Manning should have been benched, it’s obvious that end of his career is far closer than the beginning. On Wednesday he was asked about retirement.

“No retirement plans,” Manning said, via NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano. “That’s not on my mind.”

The Giants traded quarterback Philip Rivers to the then San Diego Chargers for Eli Manning during the 2004 NFL Draft. Since then Eli Manning has won two Super Bowls, was named MVP of both and started in 210 consecutive games.

If his time is indeed over with the Giants after this season, he should be able to find employment elsewhere as a starting quarterback at least for next season.

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