On The Dan Patrick Show, the host came right out with it and asked Manning what he would think if the Giants end up selecting a quarterback with their No. 2 pick.
This is what Manning has wanted all along.
Eli Manning doesn't exactly sound thrilled about the possibility of mentoring a rookie quarterback who's a threat to his starting job, but he says he wouldn't give him a cold shoulder, either.
Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, and Wyoming's Josh Allen are among the top quarterback prospects in the draft, but if the Giants are looking for a first-round quarterback, they might not get their choice of the field. All I can worry about is doing my job. "I want to go out there and work my tail off to get to playing at a high level". NY has the second-overall pick in this year's draft.
"Yes, in a sense". "I wouldn't look at it as that role".
"Talked a lot about getting the offensive line and defensive line straight - you win with the big guys, " Manning said. With Davis Webb this year, with Geno [Smith], you're always helping them out. "He's a great guy, great personality, him and Peyton both".
Manning said he had the opportunity to welcome Shurmur last Friday when he was working out the Giants' facility on the same day of the coach's introductory news conference. The biggest thing the Giants will need is a healthy roster. "I don't know - we have some of those guys, we have great guys, but obviously there's going to be changes every year".
"Just knowing how my body feels and how I still can make throws", Manning said. "After practices, the media was just as big as an National Football League organization". "My body feels good, I can still run around and train and do everything I have to do". Find our Giants coverage on Facebook.