The Giants are 1-7 and after the season they’re going to scrub home. Being dangerous is dangerous sufficient, however being dangerous in a season through which they had been stylish Super Bowl contenders goes to value coach Ben McAdoo his job, and perhaps GM Jerry Reese his, and probably even spell the tip of Eli Manning’s time in New York.
A 51-17 loss to the Rams in a noticeably empty house stadium had proprietor John Mara fuming, and had the media mainly asking everybody to justify their continued employment. McAdoo was requested if the Giants, out of the playoff hunt already, want to begin determining who’s going to be round subsequent 12 months and get these gamers some recreation motion.
“You really can’t look from my chair too far ahead,” McAdoo mentioned. “But you also have to look at getting some players some reps in the game. So we’ll take a look and see if there’s any players that we can give reps to that have a chance to be a part of our future.”
Asked if that features his quarterback, who began his 207th consecutive regular-season recreation Sunday, McAdoo didn’t hesitate when he mentioned: “That includes everybody.”
That might imply giving snaps, probably even begins, to rookie Davis Webb, the third-round draft pick of Berkeley who’s been inactive for each recreation this season. And that would imply the tip of an period for Eli Manning, who subsequent week will tie his brother Peyton for second place all-time together with his 208th consecutive begin.
McAdoo’s vague-yet-ominous remark was relayed to Manning.
Asked if he can be “comfortable” with McAdoo having a look at Webb, Manning mentioned: “Hey, I want to be out there. I want to be playing. And um … I want to be out there.”
Asked if he would “understand” if and when McAdoo performs Webb, Manning mentioned: “Well, they got to do what they got to do. I want to be out there. I want to keep playing with my teammates and keep working.”
Manning was dangerous on Sunday, lacking three completely different wide-open throws within the first half that will have gone for touchdowns. In 2017 he’s 19th amongst quarterbacks in yards per recreation, 27th in yards per try, 15th in completion proportion, and 23rd in pbader score. And that’s with a superb quantity of garbage-time inflation.
Complicating issues when contemplating Manning’s numbers is that all the things round him is simply as baded; his offensive line continues to offer no badist, and his high two receivers are out for the 12 months. The protection, which has been hampered by in-house suspensions to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins, can’t get off the sector. (Complicating these issues is that an all-around dangerous roster means the Giants will doubtless earn a really excessive decide in a QB-heavy clbad. The entrance workplace ought to need to know what it has in Webb earlier than deciding whether or not to pursue one other quarterback within the draft.)
Manning, 36, has two years left on his contract, however zero badured cash if the Giants determine to maneuver on this winter. He would nonetheless carry $18.6 million in useless cap cash mixed for the subsequent two seasons, however that’s a comparatively small worth to pay to get a head begin on the seek for the subsequent Giants quarterback. It’s been a wildly profitable 14 years in New York for Manning, however the Giants are about to overlook the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons. If a full rebuild isn’t doable, a reboot at coach and underneath heart is inevitable. And there’s no cause to place it off.