The Eli Manning Saga
Giants named Geno Smith their new starting QB.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 28, 2017
Ah, the fall of a legacy, isn’t it great? Yesterday, Ben McAdoo made the very BOLD decision to bench Giants franchise quarterback Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith for this Sunday’s game against the Raiders.
The Giants are pretty bad this year (2-9), but it’s hard to pin all of the blame for that on Eli. Having no Odell, no Brandon Marshall, no run game, and no offensive line does create a winning formula by any means. Now don’t get me wrong, Eli has been stinking it up over the last few years with healthy weapons around him, but I can’t really see how everything that has gone wrong this year is his fault. And I also can’t wrap my head around how the Giants think Geno Smith is the answer to all of their quarterback problems. I hate to defend Eli, but he’s a scapegoat here.
Ben McAdoo is an absolute joke of a coach, and he’s proved that in his tenure as HC with the New York Giants. Great offensive mind, but he is not a leader. Pinning all of the blame on Eli is one of the most cowardly moves I’ve ever seen by a head coach. It makes me so greatful that here in New England, we don’t have to worry about things like that. We have the best head coach in NFL history, and nobody questions his bold decisions because they tend to work out in his favor:
So will Eli Manning be a Giant in 2018? If I were him, I would sure as hell hope not. That franchise is an absolute dumpster fire right now. They could potentially have a new head coach and GM by seasons end. No veteran quarterback should want to be in that situation. I would BEG to be released or traded if I were him.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)