During his Tuesday conference call, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said "we're not throwing in the towell." Well, that means QB Eli Manning will continue to be the man under center.
The Giants are reportedly "open for business" ahead of the Oct. 30 trade deadline, and they made that claim true by trading 2016 first-rounder CB Eli Apple to the Saints earlier today. But, even after the trade deadline, Shurmur is sure Manning will continue to be the signal caller.
"Yes," he said. "I think Eli will be our quarterback."
The Giants will have a bye week following the trade deadline, and they will hope their record doesn't read 1-7 after their divisional matchup against the Redskins in Week 8. But, if it does, Big Blue will have to evaluate everything at the midway point of the season, and fans will be looking for change.
Looking at Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Falcons, Manning didn't have a bad game when you look at the stat sheet. He went 27-for-38 for 399 yards with a 113.8 quarterback rating as well. However, his one touchdown pass came with seconds left in the fourth as the Giants failed to convert on all their other red zone chances before that.
With this performance, Manning eclipsed 2,000 yards this season (2,061) with seven touchdowns and four interceptions over his first seven games.