November 2017


The New York Giants benched Eli Manning on Tuesday, apparently ending the NFL’s second-longest streak of starts by a quarterback. It was a humiliating possible end to a sterling Giants career, but it’s also allowed Manning to demonstrate the kind of player he is. @BobPapa_NFL & I just took a break from our radio show to grab a coffee to see only 2 @Giants players in the cafeteria.

It’s hard to imagine anything more awkward than the rest of this New York Giants season. Lame-duck Ben McAdoo has become the least popular coach in Giants history after he benched Eli Manning, who will soldier on as a backup to … Geno Smith? Manning is on a decline but he’s clearly still one of the 32 best quarterbacks in the world.

The Eli Manning era with the New York Giants may be coming to an end. The Giants announced on Tuesday the two-time Super Bowl MVP was being benched for the first time in more than 13 years so they could evaluate the other quarterbacks on the roster over the final month of a lost-and-injury-filled season. The decision to sit the 36-year-old Manning was totally unexpected, especially with five games left in the regular season.

Eli Manning will not start for the New York Giants on Sunday on the road against the Oakland Raiders, ending the NFL’s longest current ironman streak for a quarterback. In the process of benching Manning, the Giants will end a far more durable and dubious record. In place of the 36-year-old under center in the hostile Oakland Alameda Coliseum will be Geno Smith, a former second-round pick of the New York Jets.

Eli Manning will not start for the New York Giants on Sunday on the road against the Oakland Raiders, ending the NFL’s longest current ironman streak for a quarterback. In the process of benching Manning, the Giants will end a far more durable and dubious record. In place of the 36-year-old under center in the hostile Oakland Alameda Coliseum will be Geno Smith, a former second-round pick of the New York Jets. When Smith takes the first snap he will become the first black starting quarterback in the Giants’ 92-year history. All 31 other NFL franchises have started a black quarterback in the 49 years since Marlin Briscoe first played the position for the Denver Broncos. The The New York Times

Eli Manning will not start for the New York Giants on Sunday on the road against the Oakland Raiders, ending the NFL’s longest current ironman streak for a quarterback. In the process of benching Manning, the Giants will end a far more durable and dubious record. In place of the 36-year-old under center in the hostile Oakland Alameda Coliseum will be Geno Smith, a former second-round pick of the New York Jets.

Normally Tuesday is a light day in terms of news in the National Football League. There will be an unexpected quarterback change in New York, and it's not the team you were thinking. Oakland's Michael Crabtree and Denver's Aqib Talib also had their suspensions for a fracas in Week 12 reduced from two games to one game.

The benching of Eli Manning for the first time in 13 seasons is probably the low point of a season in which the New York Giants did almost nothing right. Let's start with the decision by coach Ben McAdoo and management to sit Manning with five games left in the regular season. Sure, the Giants are 2-9, out of the playoff picture and they need to find out something about backup quarterbacks Geno Smith and rookie Davis Webb.

The benching of Eli Manning for the first time in 13 seasons is probably the low point of a season in which the New York Giants did almost nothing right. Let's start with the decision by coach Ben McAdoo and management to sit Manning with five games left in the regular season. Sure, the Giants are 2-9, out of the playoff picture and they need to find out something about backup quarterbacks Geno Smith and rookie Davis Webb.

For the first time since 2004, somebody not named Eli Manning will start at quarterback for the New York Giants. The 2-9 Giants announced Tuesday that Geno Smith will be under center in Oakland on Sunday. Rookie Davis Webb will also see time over New York's final five games.

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