The Giants are 0-1 in the playoffs (a January Nike NFL Jerseys Supply 2017 loss to the Packers ) since winning Super Bowl XLVI. The drought covers Manning’s age 31-36 seasons.
O’Hara already was retired by then, but defensive end Justin Tuck still was a captain.
The Giants have drafted quarterbacks in the middle rounds in each of the last two seasons in preparation for life after Manning, whose contract runs through the 2019 season.
Before they were fired, Reese and former head coach Ben McAdoo benched Manning in favor of veteran Geno Smith, with a plan to play Davis Webb later in the season. After they were fired, the Giants went back to Manning, whose streak of 210 consecutive starts already was snapped.
I understand at some point in time, we are going to have to replace that guy. That’s a tall task. I get Very Cheap Jerseys the other perspective, Tuck said. I just didn’t necessarily like how it went about.
While Tom Brady is 6-for-6 and Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers are 5-for-6, the list of quarterbacks with more playoff appearances than Eli Manning since 2012 includes Andy Dalton and Alex Smith (four apiece), and Matthew Stafford (two) and Joe Flacco (two apiece).
That feels like a missed opportunity to two ex-Giants who won Super Bowl rings alongside Manning.
They’ve wasted the last few years of Eli’s career, they’ve wasted his prime, former center Shaun O’Hara said. It’s been hard to sit and watch that happen. I’m glad to see that they found a way to correct it, but Eli can still play the game.
It’s not that he hasn’t shined in small spaces of time. The receiver’s best game of his career came in 2016 against Baltimore, when he caught five passes for 104 yards and a career-high two touchdowns. For his career, he’s caught 56 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns in 19 games played.