Benching Eli Manning last season made the Giants organization look bad. Allowing him to continue to play this year makes the team look awful.
There was a time when Eli Manning was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Unfortunately for the Giants, that’s no longer the case. The organization desperately needs him to retire soon so they can be spared the pain of benching him again.
Remember, they tried to bench him in 2017 and it didn’t turn out well. Replacing a two-time Super Bowl champion with Geno Smith isn’t ever going to please fans. Instead of making a clean transition, the Giants were forced to go right back to Manning to conclude the season.
Most people believe Dave Gettleman and company should have secured Manning’s replacement in this year’s draft. Instead, the organization chose to double down on extending their quarterback’s career. Saquon Barkley may turn out to be an All-Pro running back, but he won’t fix the team’s issues under center.
Watching the former Ole Miss star play now is just plain sad. He’s not an awful quarterback, but it’s clear that his arm strength is starting to diminish at a pretty healthy clip. He simply can’t make the throws required to make this offense go. When your quarterback can’t get the ball to a