New York Giants: Evaluating the Giants quarterback options for 2019

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Eli Manning

Manning has one year left on his current contract. He is now 38 years old and his play is on the decline.

This season, Manning threw for 4,299 yards, with 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 51.6.

While those stats aren’t great, they aren’t the worst either.

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Manning can still play, but not at a high level.

While Manning can still play, it seems that he probably won’t be the Giants quarterback next season.

That makes sense because his play is declining and he will probably not be any good next season.

So, what will the Giants do if they aren’t going to keep Manning?

They could cut him, trade him, or it what is highly unlikely, he could retire.

If they cut Manning, the Giants would save $17 million, but they would have to do it before March 17 when Manning is owed a $5 million roster bonus, according to SNY.

The Giants could play out the offseason. If they do not feel a QB is worth taking in the draft, they could decide to keep Manning and beat that above deadline.

The Giants do need to act quickly on if they want to keep Eli. He will likely have a roster spot regardless though, not many teams might want him on the back-end of his career.

So, he and the Giants could work something out that makes them more willing to commit to him.