The Giants have officially transitioned to their rookie quarterback in Daniel Jones, with veteran signal caller Eli Manning backing him up this week down in Tampa.
Manning has given Big Blue 16 years as their franchise quarterback, but the Giants believe it is time for a new era in the organization.
As one would expect, though, some of Manning's old teammates have come out to show their appreciation for -- and even defense -- their quarterback.
Shaun O'Hara, who was Manning's center in his final seven seasons of his career, was one that didn't like the move at all by his former team. Here's what the NFL Network analyst had to say...
So incredibly Disappointed & Frustrated with the @Giants Right now. Defense gives up 63 Points in 2 Games & WR Group is depleted but let's Change our QB??- Shaun O'Hara (@ShaunOHara60) September 17, 2019
One of O'Hara's linemates in David Diehl also had some words about the transition, and he is on O'Hara's side.
"I am surprised by this because Eli Manning is not the reason why the Giants have started 0-2 this season," he told NJ.com's Darryl Slater.
Diehl added that the Giants shouldn't have brought him back this season if this move after just two games was the case. Instead, the Giants made a "knee-jerk recation" in his eyes.
Former TE Kevin Boss, a favorite target of Manning's during his four seasons with the Giants, showed his loyalty to Manning as well.
I'll take my QB six days a week and twice on Sundays!!- Kevin Boss (@KevinBossman) September 17, 2019
🤷 Also not sure if Eli is about to give me a high five in this picture or if he is saying "what the hell were you doing?" pic.twitter.com/42hnlQJE4B
There was also WR Tavarres King, who played with Manning just a couple seasons ago in 2016 and '17.
Danny Kanell wasn't a Giant with Manning, but the former quarterback did give his stamp of approval for the 38-year-old making the Hall of Fame one day...
Eli Manning is without question a Hall of Fame quarterback. End of discussion.- Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 17, 2019