Giants QB Eli Manning has seen videos of Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, and Saquon Barkley working out shirtless -- and he has a few words for his teammates.
"I know they'll have to make some adjustments, we do practice with our shirts on with the Giants," Manning said with a smile at a football camp at Kean University. "Friction and all that, they'll have to make an adjustment the first two weeks, so it might be something new for 'em, might take a little time for them to get used to that. Besides that, I think it's great those guys are together, they're challenging each other and they're getting excited for the upcoming season."
Manning threw 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season as his team stumbled to an injury-plagued 3-13 season. The 37-year-old QB said the new season gives him an opportunity to "kind of prove to yourself you should still be doing this."
"I know I can still perform at a high level and play great football and win a lot of football games," he said.
The Giants are just weeks away from beginning training camp under new head coach Pat Shurmur. All quarterbacks, all rookies, and some veteran players at other positions will be arriving on June 22, while the rest of the players will report on July 25.
"Always excited for the start of a new season," Manning said. "That's a great thing about football, what you did last year doesn't matter, whether good or bad, it's all about what you can do this year. Excited about the guys that we have and the new coaches. Been texting with the guys, and everyone's excited to get rolling and see what we can do this year."