When the Giants shockingly that they were going to bench Eli Manning, one thing the team made sure to note in their press release is that Manning was technically benching himself because they had given him the option of starting against the Raiders on Sunday.
If Manning had taken the Giants up on their offer, it would have allowed him to keep alive his consecutive starts streak, which currently stands at 210 games and is the second-most for any quarterback in NFL history, trailing only Brett Favre’s 297.
Obviously, Manning ended up turning down the chance to start on Sunday, and apparently, he turned down that offer because he didn’t like the plan that coach Ben McAdoo had made for him.
According to McAdoo, if Manning had started on Sunday, he would’ve been pulled at halftime and Geno Smith would have been the team’s starting quarterback for the rest of the game.
“The game plan going in was to play [Manning] for a half and play Geno for the second half,” McAdoo said on Tuesday.
Benching your quarterback of 13-plus years at halftime is such an absurd plan that it’s amazing McAdoo was able to present it to Manning with a straight face. When Manning was asked about the potential halftime benching, he definitely Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/if-eli-manning-had-chosen-to-play-the-giants-had-an-insulting-game-plan-ready/
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