Giants quarterback Eli Manning said he would have no problem if New York drafted a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft in April.
"It's my job to play quarterback. It's their job to handle the draft," Manning said Friday morning on the Dan Patrick radio show, adding that he's "fine" with the Giants selecting a QB. "I know how old I am," he said. "How many years of football do I have left? who knows? ... If they want to take a quarterback number 2, it's still my job to play quarterback and go out and compete like I do every year."
The Giants are in position to draft their next quarterback of the future with the second pick, and could have said quarterback learn under the 37-year-old Manning, who has started 214 of the Giants' last 215 games since taking the reins in 2004.
Manning, according to his father, Archie, understands the Giants don't want to pass on drafting his heir and spent part of last season mentoring third-round pick Davis Webb by helping him acclimate into the league.
But with the No. 2 pick and only the Browns ahead of them, the Giants may be in a position to draft former USC quarterback Sam Darnold, the highly-touted prospect who said it would be "amazing" if he could learn under Manning. Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has also spoken highly of the Manning family, and several mock drafts project New York drafting former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen.
Manning has two years and $45.5 million remaining on his contract, and said he still wants to finish his career as a Giant, according to Newsday's Art Stapleton. New Giants GM Dave Gettleman also said last month he believes Manning, who threw for 19 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and 3,468 yards last year, will return despite a 3-13 season.