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It sounds like Giants and Eli Manning aren't breaking up

It sounds like Giants and Eli Manning aren't breaking up

New general manager Dave Gettleman needs a veteran at quarterback in his first season with the team, and both sides seem in agreement on Manning's status for next season.

ESPN reported that Gettleman reaffirmed in his recent meeting with Manning, 37, that the team wants him at quarterback after he was benched in a trying 2017 season that saw GM Jerry Reese and coach Ben McAdoo fired, with the benching of Manning tipping the scales despite president John Mara signing off on the whole deal. It appears Manning was as encouraged by the sit-down. However, Gettleman was honest in telling Manning that the Giants, who have the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, will evaluate quarterbacks. We saw how fans in NY feel about Manning when former head coach Ben McAdoo chose to bench the 37-year-old in favor of Geno Smith, so hanging onto Manning would be wise from a football and business standpoint.

According to the report, Gettleman sold Manning on how he will rebuild the offense with a strong run game and offensive line.

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"I don't want to go there", Gettleman said of Manning, who threw for 3,468 yards with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season. Gettleman said he had a "great" meeting with Manning earlier this month.

One of the biggest shocks during the New York Giants disgusting 2017 season, was when former head coach Ben McAdoo benched Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith.

The New York Post reports that Shurmur specifically discussed Manning during his interview with the team and boasted that there's most certainly still a little life left in Eli.