September 2019

Giants Name Daniel Jones Starting Quarterback and Bench Eli Manning

Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will start his first NFL game this Sunday. . The New York Giants announced the quarterback change this morning. . Eli and I spoke this morning. I told him that we are making a change and going with Daniel as the starter. , Pat Shurmur, Giants coach, via statement. Eli was obviously disappointed, as you would expect, but he said he would be what he has always been, a good teammate, and continue to prepare to help this team win games. , Pat Shurmur, via statement. Jones was the No. 6 overall pick by the Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft. . Manning has started a franchise-record 232 games for the Giants over his 16-year career. . The No. 1 overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft has won two Super Bowls with the Giants. . The team may try to trade their franchise quarterback, but Manning has a no-trade clause in his contract.