Sure, Ben McAdoo at the moment is making an attempt to clean over one thing aside from his hair. But it doesn’t matter what the second-year Giants coach says about Eli now or for the stability of the yr, the query turns into whether or not the Giants will transfer on from Eli in 2018.
He turns 37 on January three, and he carries a cap variety of $22.2 million subsequent yr. By chopping him in March with a post-June 1 designation, the cap cost for transferring on could be solely $6.2 million in 2018 and $6.2 million in 2019. (A commerce earlier than June 1 would consequence within the full $12.four million cost hitting the cap in 2018.)
Accounting apart, the Giants could merely be prepared for a recent begin. Chris Simms has talked about a time or two on PFT Live that the Giants had curiosity in drafting Patrick Mahomes, who landed with the Chiefs at choose No. 10. With the Giants in a full-blown free fall, they might have their choose of most quarterback prospects in 2018.
If a transfer occurs, what occurs with Eli? Interested groups might embrace the Jets, Browns, Jaguars, Colts (if Andrew Luck continues to wrestle to heal), Chargers (simply seeing in case you’re paying consideration), Broncos, Washington (if Kirk Cousins leaves), Vikings (all of their quarterbacks are attributable to be free brokers), Saints (if Drew Brees leaves), and Cardinals. While the frenzy for Eli could not match what the NFL noticed 5 years in the past for Peyton, there can be demand as a result of there merely aren’t sufficient good quarterbacks to go round. And Eli remains to be quarterback.
Whether he’s adequate for the Giants stays to be seen.