After the Giants dropped their first two games of the season, head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Monday that the team will be looking at everything to make the proper changes to grab a win in Week 3.
And that includes the quarterback position.
When asked if Eli Manning will be the starter still this week, Shurmur wouldn't commit to his veteran quarterback.
"We're gonna talk about everything moving forward. I think that's fair at this point," Shurmur said. "To this point what we've done hasn't been good enough."
This is a complete 180 from what Shurmur said after the loss to the Bills on Sunday, when he said "I don't think that's a conversation for right now." He must've literally meant that moment at the podium post-game.
Manning wasn't fazed when asked for his reaction to Shurmur's comments, where he actually noted being understanding of the whole situation.
"We're 0-2 and you're looking for answers, so I get it," he told reporters at his locker. "When you draft a guy early and you're not winning games, these [questions] are going to come up. So I just gotta keep working and do whatever my job is."
Now the door is open for rookie QB Daniel Jones to potentially see his first start of his NFL career this early in the season. He has already made his debut, a quick stint in the fourth quarter against the Cowboys, where he went 3-for-4 for 17 yards and five yards rushing before fumbling on that run. But he was solid in the preseason, going 29-for-34 for 416 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions over four games.
In the loss yesterday, Manning finished the day 26-for-45 for 250 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Before garbage time came and his numbers were padded a bit, Manning was 22-for-39 for 166 yards. Granted, Manning didn't have great receivers to throw to with Sterling Shepard out along with Golden Tate. But decision-making is also a part of it, and he pointed out he needed to make better ones moving forward.
Whether or not that will be Shurmur's final decision to make on Sunday when the Giants travel to the Bucs, he said he'll be "right in the middle" of it. However, GM Dave Gettleman and co-owner John Mara have made it known that it's Shurmur's decision at the end of the day.
So it seems like Shurmur has a lot of thinking to do. Does he stick with Manning despite the Giants' struggles with him under center already? Or do the Giants make the transition to their sixth overall pick, even with the team in its current state? Shurmur said his decision will come at the start of practice Wednesday.
Changes certainly need to be made to this Giants team, but the biggest change of them all could be coming a lot early than we thought.