It looks like the New York Giants will be without their new starting quarterback when they face the Philadelphia Eagles this week on Monday Night Football. With Daniel Jones injured, Eli Manning is poised to return to the field.
BREAKING: Daniel Jones will very likely miss Monday’s game against Eagles, which means Eli Manning is back as the starting quarterback for the Giants.— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) December 4, 2019
Jones’ right ankle is in a protective boot. He won’t practice today and tomorrow and Pat Shurmur says injury similar to Saquon.
Manning, who turns 39 in less than a month, began the 2019 season as the Giants starter but was benched in favored of Jones after just two starts. Manning unsurprisingly looked pretty washed as he threw for a mere 6.2 yards per attempt and a 78.7 passer rating in two losses.
Facing Manning could be just what a reeling Eagles team needs after losing their last three games. The Eagles are 18-4 in their last 22 meetings against Manning. To properly put that dominance perspective, consider that Donovan McNabb was still under center for four of those wins.
While some might want to see the Eagles lose to get a better draft pick, it must be noted there are multiple benefits to winning this week’s game.
1 — The Eagles’ hopes of winning the NFC East stay alive with a win.
2 — The Eagles can take their first-ever lead in their all-time series against the Giants.
3 — The Eagles can drop Manning’s career starting record below .500 to 116-117.
Then again, Manning might shred an Eagles defense that got destroyed by Ryan Fitzpatrick this past weekend.
Either way, it looks like Manning will be getting one last start in Philly after all.