With the Giants 1-5 and Eli Manning continue to struggle, suddenly Ben McAdoo looks like he was onto something.
Just ask Geno Smith.
The former Giants backup quarterback had some thoughts following Big Blue's 34-13 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night -- a game in which Manning threw no touchdowns and an interception with 281 passing yards.
"Y'all owe my boy Mac an apology!!" Smith wrote on Twitter Friday morning.
Y'all owe my boy Mac an apology!!- Geno (@GenoSmith3) October 12, 2018
Smith, now a backup with the Chargers, replaced Manning in Week 12 last season when McAdoo decided to bench the two-time Super Bowl champion amid a 2-9 season going nowhere -- ending Manning's consecutive games started streak in the process.
The decision sparked backlash from the media and fanbase as a teary-eyed Manning addressed the benching at his locker the day it was made.
The Giants still lost that particular game with Smith as quarterback, and the next day McAdoo was fired and Manning was back under center the remainder of the season.
Of course, the Giants were 2-10 and there were plenty of other problems going on with McAdoo as head coach, but the decision to bench Manning in favor of Smith was perhaps the most impactful moment during McAdoo's season-and-a-half as head coach of the Giants.
Yet now many, like Smith, seem to think McAdoo was justified in that decision.
Despite a new running back in Saquon Barkley and a "rebuilt" offensive line, Manning has just six touchdowns to four interceptions and has thrown for 1,662 yards in six games this season.
He has also been sacked a league-leading 20 times -- a product of a shoddy offensive line and Manning's immobility.
At this rate, the Giants seemed poised to drafting in the top five again.