Eli Manning and Pat Shurmur haven't gotten to work together yet with the Giants, but they have met before.
Shurmur's son, Kyle, a junior at Vanderbilt, was an attendee at the 22nd annual Manning Passing Academy.
"Coach Shurmur was at the Manning Passing Academy last year with his son," Manning said, via Matt Cohen of the Giants official site. "So we spoke with him a little bit there. So I know a little bit about him. I know a little bit about his past when he was in Philadelphia and obviously the Browns and obviously this season with the Vikings and what he was able to do as offensive coordinator. So I'm excited about that and excited to get back to work with him and see how we can improve this team."
The Giants have the no. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft. This class is particularly stocked with quarterbacks, too, such as Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. But GM Dave Gettleman plans to move forward with Eli running the show as Shurmur believes he can win with the franchise quarterback.
"I think I'll definitely look at the Vikings offense from this past year and see what they did as he's installing his offense and plays," Manning said. "You like to look back and see why they worked, why they didn't work and just learn if there's some new concepts. It's really just about getting face to face with him and learning how he goes through reads and make sure we're on the same page."
Gettleman confirmed that Shurmur will be calling plays for the Giants this year, just as Ben McAdoo did in his two years as head coach.
"(I'm) just excited to see how he calls games, how he looks at defenses, how he wants to pick them apart and just seeing his insight to that and learn from it," Manning said. "So we can see things the same way, have great communication and figure out how to score some points."
Manning finished 2017 with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while totaling 3,468 yards through the air for the Giants. He was sacked 31 times, second only to 2013 when he was brought down 39 times.
If the Giants move on from Manning this offseason, they'll have dead money on their cap. The figure will be $6 million if he's cut or $12 million if he's traded.
"I'm here to work," Manning said. "I'm here to learn and be studious and learn from him and just get the offense and the plays that he wants run and do it his way. That's the best way to have an offense be successful."