Even with opposing defenses stacking the box and opening 1-on-1 coverage downfield, the former Buccaneer failed to capitalize.
Tom Coughlin the man who coached the Giants for the first 12 years of Manning’s career is now an executive with the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that’s winning without throwing the football at all. It seems like a perfect fit for Manning, who could play out the final years of his career handing off to Leonard Fournette and leaning on a great defense.
Shipping Manning to Jacksonville, or anywhere else, would mean it’s rebuild time in New York. But it looks like that day may be here, regardless.
If the Giants were guaranteed the No. 1 pick and there was an Andrew Luck-level draft prospect waiting for them, that’d be one thing. But the Browns and 49ers haven’t won either, and none of the quarterback prospects of next spring has been that convincing so far in the 2017 college football season.
Maybe New York finds a quarterback of the future it feels comfortable with in April, but even if it does, the best way to develop that player would probably be to sit him behind a veteran like Manning for at least a year or two.
The Giants were already 0-4, but somehow things got way worse Sunday. Wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris all suffered season-ending injuries against the Chargers, and Sterling Shepard is day-to-day with an ankle injury.