Kyle Lauletta got to dress for the first time this season on Sunday, but the Giants backup quarterback won't be making any more leaps on the depth chart just yet.
Head coach Pat Shurmur reaffirmed Eli Manning is still the Giants starting quarterback for this weekend against the Redskins while there is a "good chance" Lauletta remains as the backup.
Manning had perhaps his weakest performance of the season despite the 30-27 win over the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears. The 37-year-old quarterback completed just 19 of 35 passes (54 percent) for 170 yards with a touchdown and interception.
"I want to win every game we play," Shurmur told reporters on Monday. "Starting with the Redskins. That would be with Eli as our starter."
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported last week that the Giants still intend to play Lauletta once they are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention but Shurmur would not divulge on plans for beyond this weekend's game vs. Washington.
"We're trying to win this one," he said. "We're trying to get to 8-8 one game at a time. We have all types of discussions behind the scenes ... We're always talking about this team, evaluating who played well, who needs to play better as we move forward."
The belief is that the Giants must get game tape on Lauletta to see what they have in a potential heir to Manning -- a misstep they did not take last season with Davis Webb.
GM Dave Gettleman and Co. have been scouting college quarterbacks over the last month, but a source told SNY's Vacchiano that Manning could return as quarterback in 2019 because they do not know who could replace him at the moment.
"The models are all different when you develop quarterbacks," Shurmur said. "We have a starting quarterback we believe in. Behind the scenes, at every other position, we're developing players. ... this is our job, our profession. We try to develop young men. We do it behind the scenes."