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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/18/2020 4:43 pm
'Those closest to Eli think the time is right for him to get out. He is healthy, remarkably so. Manning never considered what he would look like in a different uniform and often voiced his strong desire to spend his entire career with the Giants, a franchise he truly loves. When he looks at the NFL landscape, he will not find a team out there willing to hand him a starting job. The outside interest will be nebulous, at best, and Eli Manning will not go hat-in-hand to find his next paycheck. Things can change, but probably will not.'

'There was a sense around him as the season wound down that he realized this was his last go-round.'

I think Eli calls it a career sometime soon too.
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Good article  
montanagiant : 1/18/2020 4:47 pm : link
Thanks for posting that
I hate the idea of seeing him in another uniform  
Sneakers O'toole : 1/18/2020 4:48 pm : link
I'd be happy for him if that's what he wants, but I hate it at the same time.
I just want whatever he wants for himself  
Ira : 1/18/2020 4:57 pm : link
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God bless that man.  
bceagle05 : 1/18/2020 4:59 pm : link
I'll have the Kleenex ready for the farewell presser.
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BleedBlue : 1/18/2020 5:01 pm : link
jokes aside.

if he thinks its time to retire, why not just take backup pay and backup jones? cant hurt jones development to have a true pro there
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Britt in VA : 1/18/2020 5:08 pm : link
In comment 14784933 BleedBlue said:
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jokes aside.

if he thinks its time to retire, why not just take backup pay and backup jones? cant hurt jones development to have a true pro there


That's too big a shadow for Jones. If they struggle people will be calling for Manning.

Time to make a clean break.
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christian : 1/18/2020 5:09 pm : link
In comment 14784933 BleedBlue said:
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jokes aside.

if he thinks its time to retire, why not just take backup pay and backup jones? cant hurt jones development to have a true pro there


If he thinks it's time to retire, why would he want to run the scout team, practice, travel, and be a play away from being on the field?
Yea itís a little pathetic  
djm : 1/18/2020 5:12 pm : link
But I do like that he won his last game. I really wish he beat Philly the week prior and really went out in style, but Iíll have to take that one win, getting him back to 500. Last memory of him is a winner, as it should be.
Itís starter or retirement  
Dave on the UWS : 1/18/2020 5:16 pm : link
for him. The former is not going to happen so....
RE: Itís starter or retirement  
MOOPS : 1/18/2020 5:37 pm : link
In comment 14784941 Dave on the UWS said:
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for him. The former is not going to happen so....


Yeah. The only chance of a starting job is if he sits on the sidelines and by chance an injury occurs at QB to a contending team come preseason or early next season.
But 99% chance he rides off into retirement.
RE: Itís starter or retirement  
AcidTest : 1/18/2020 5:41 pm : link
In comment 14784941 Dave on the UWS said:
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for him. The former is not going to happen so....


^This.
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Coach Red Beaulieu : 1/18/2020 5:56 pm : link
In comment 14784933 BleedBlue said:
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jokes aside.

if he thinks its time to retire, why not just take backup pay and backup jones? cant hurt jones development to have a true pro there

I would like to see Uncle Eli hanging around the locker room getting beer and partying with DJ8 after a big win.
Eli will be ďretiredĒ  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 1/18/2020 6:03 pm : link
Until some teams QB gets injured that has a chance to win. Then heíll get picked up.

Itís the only way I see him playing again.
RE: Eli will be ďretiredĒ  
jnoble : 1/18/2020 6:11 pm : link
In comment 14784986 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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Until some teams QB gets injured that has a chance to win. Then heíll get picked up.

Itís the only way I see him playing again.


You know exactly what's going to happen and who's going to be the first name called to come back and save the season if Jones has a major injury in 2020...
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Jim in Tampa : 1/18/2020 6:13 pm : link
In comment 14784936 Britt in VA said:
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In comment 14784933 BleedBlue said:


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jokes aside.

if he thinks its time to retire, why not just take backup pay and backup jones? cant hurt jones development to have a true pro there



That's too big a shadow for Jones. If they struggle people will be calling for Manning.

Time to make a clean break.

If Eli were to sign as a backup QB with the Giants and the team and/or Jones got off to a rough start next year, very few fans would be ďcalling for ManningĒÖ just like almost no one was calling for him this year, despite the fact that the team lost 8 straight with Jones at QB.

Most Giants fans, while appreciative of Eliís contributions, know that he hasnít played well for years and that itís time to move on. And it now seems like the rest of the NFL feels the same way.

Time for Eli to retire.
yea  
BleedBlue : 1/18/2020 6:21 pm : link
i guess fans would call fopr him if jones struggles, but that would be ridiciulously dumb fans. jones is our future....manning at this point is backup level talent wise
Smart classy guy, beloved in NYC  
TMS : 1/18/2020 7:06 pm : link
He will do fine whatever he decides. Reese and Rross ruined his career with thier incompetence and Mara let it happen. They should have been gone 5 years before they were FINALLY fired, Have they gotten jobs yet? Thought not.
I definitely think he retires  
BlackLight : 1/18/2020 7:41 pm : link
I just think he's planning to wait and see how the QB landscape evolves over the next few weeks/months before being absolutely sure.
RE: I hate the idea of seeing him in another uniform  
V.I.G. : 1/18/2020 7:51 pm : link
In comment 14784923 Sneakers O'toole said:
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I'd be happy for him if that's what he wants, but I hate it at the same time.

NFL can keep the Comp pick - just retire Eli
I think he will wait until he sees what is happening in the preseason.  
Ivan15 : 1/18/2020 7:55 pm : link
If no openings occur, he may retire before the first game or wait a few games.

He will stay in shape, just like always, until the day he retires.
Eli?  
myquealer : 1/18/2020 8:01 pm : link
Eli who?
There are a handful of contending teams who could find Eli attractive  
Ivan15 : 1/18/2020 8:04 pm : link
if they lost their starter early. Patriots? Steelers? Cowboys? Bears? Chargers? Falcons?
As much as it would kill me to see him in another  
JCin332 : 1/18/2020 8:33 pm : link
uniform he can still play so I wouldn't blame him...
So the next obvious question would be...  
Adam G in Big D : 1/18/2020 8:42 pm : link
what are the odds that a QB-desperate team calls Eli Manning out of retirement in 2020?

I'll say 50%.
Eli back up here  
Cstoff10 : 1/18/2020 10:55 pm : link
Jones was already injured this year. If Eli comes back good chance he is elevated to starter for a few games. Injuries are common for most quarter backs, but not for Eli.
Good  
Soundtrack : 1/19/2020 1:06 am : link
Guy hasn't been able to perform at a high level since 2015.
Didnít everyone know Eli was gonna retire...  
M.S. : 1/19/2020 2:04 am : link

...the moment his family started showing up at his games late in the season?
Imagine if Jones leads us to a playoff berth and gets injured  
Leg of Theismann : 1/19/2020 3:09 am : link
at the end of the season, and Eli comes out of retirement to lead the Giants to one more Lombardi Trophy. That would be the most Eli ending to a career in history.
RE: Imagine if Jones leads us to a playoff berth and gets injured  
Cstoff10 : 1/19/2020 4:03 am : link
In comment 14785233 Leg of Theismann said:
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at the end of the season, and Eli comes out of retirement to lead the Giants to one more Lombardi Trophy. That would be the most Eli ending to a career in history.
that would be incredible. Jones runs around too much. Probably will be getting himself hurt. He can't even grip a football very well.
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