Almost at the close of the 2013 NFL Season, the New York Giants have had arguably one of their worst seasons in the 21st century, as players just haven’t produced like anticipated and have failed to attain the .500 mark for the first time since 2004.
As this Giants team is reeling, questions arise about the quarterback and his questionable decision making throughout the entire season. Eli Manning has won two Super Bowl Trophies in New York and is currently the face of the franchise of Big Blue, no questions there. What fans are wondering is where their two-time Super Bowl MVP went?
Manning has thrown a total of 25 interceptions this season, and there are still two games left to be played. The team started out 0-6 and are now a whopping 5-9 in the poor NFC East. This is not what Giants fans are used to, at least not for the past decade.With all of that being said, reports from ESPN’s Dan Graziano indicate that the Giants’ organization is in the works of extending Manning long term after this season.
Now, many fans may be confused as to why Jerry Reese is doing this at such an odd time. Manning is coming off his worst statistical season since entering the league in 2004, and has consistently been a liability as the signal caller in 2013.
So, why are the Giants looking to keep him long term? Well, Manning’s current contract he signed back in 2009 is up following the 2015 season, and the Giants’ organization may feel as if that he could get hot in the next two seasons and demand more money than he would be looking for now after this failure of a season.
Like it or not, Manning is the franchise quarterback of the New York Giants for the present and the future, so signs aren’t pointing towards a new signal caller any time soon.