Former players and former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin bashed the Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning for Geno Smith.
Manning, who was choking back tears when discussing the situation, will see his consecutive-starts streak of 210 come to an end.
When asked if he had played his final game as a Giant, Manning said he wasn't sure.
Tom Coughlin on @1010XL asked about Eli Manning: "Surprised is not the word. My sentiments are totally with Eli Manning. ... He's a class act, a two-time Super Bowl champ, one of the finest, most humble men in that locker room. ... I was very upset about when I heard that."- Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 28, 2017
Some of the reaction from the former players...
I am very emotional about this Eli SHIT.. The guy who gave you EVERYTHING for better or worse NEVER missing a game and THIS how it ends?? Not #10! He deserves better, He gave is all when BETTER wasn't there for him.. and this is how it ends?? I hurt for him- Carl Banks (@CarlBanksGIII) November 28, 2017
I'm absolutely speechless. I've watched every game & have sat through this rough @Giants season & this what you do to a man who has lead this team for 210 straight games- David Diehl (@davediehl66) November 28, 2017
Damn! Bench Eli? Man showed up every week for 14 years.- Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) November 28, 2017
Eli Manning you're always gonna be my QB. 2X Super Bowl MVP you can't make that shit up bro.- Brandon Jacobs (@gatorboyrb) November 28, 2017
Eli Manning has been totally disrespected by the @Giants.- NFL_IRONMAN (@LFletcher59) November 28, 2017
Kurt Warner on benching Eli Manning: "Shame on the Giants."- Judy Battista (@judybattista) November 28, 2017
I respect Eli more than Geno, no shade but Truth!#sorrynotsorry- Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24) November 28, 2017
The ambrosia of emotions right now!! Didn't think the @Giants season could get any worse now THIS!!- Shaun O'Hara (@ShaunOHara60) November 28, 2017
They've lost their collective minds. https://t.co/4ZhSRhe4KG- David Carr (@DCarr8) November 28, 2017
Eli deserves much better than that. Much better. Class person, class player. That's absurd- Osi Umenyiora (@OsiUmenyiora) November 28, 2017
That line the giants have pushed "we're trying to see what we got" is straight Bullshit. We know what Geno is and if Webb was special he'd be playing already.- David Tollefson (@DTollefson71) November 29, 2017
I'm honestly at a lost for words. As a person that has seen Eli the QB but also Eli the Man, I'm truly pissed about what has taking place today. This decision is one of the STUPIDEST I've seen in my time being asap with pro sports #noloyalty #14years #bullshit- Justin Tuck (@JustinTuck) November 28, 2017