Giants quarterback Eli Manning does not yet know if he would be willing to take on a mentoring role next season for younger quarterbacks, he said during an appearance on WFAN's "The Afternoon Drive With Carlin, Bart and Maggie" on Tuesday afternoon.
"I'm going to have to talk with (new general manager) Dave Gettleman and see what their direction is and see what they want me to do," Manning said. "Obviously, I want to play for the Giants, and if I have the opportunity (and) they want me to be here and to play, that's what I want to do."
Manning spent the season playing ahead of rookie QB Davis Webb as well as veteran QB Geno Smith. Manning's streak of 210 straight games was snapped when then-coach Ben McAdoo benched the veteran quarterback for one week in December before the Giants fired McAdoo.
The 36-year-old quarterback returned to the starting role and started the final four games, finishing with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while totaling 3,468 yards through the iar for the Giants in 2017. He was sacked 31 times, second only to 2013 when he was brought down 39 times.
Manning has repeatedly expressed interest in remaining with the Giants, but he also would not say whether he would rather go elsewhere if the team decides to make a change at quarterback.
"That's a question I've got to - I don't know," Manning said. "Hey, I want to play for the Giants, but it's just a matter of, after I have some conversations with the management side of it, I think I can be more clear in exactly what they're feeling and how this is all going to play out."
Manning, a two-time Super Bowl MVP and former top pick in the draft, will be entering his 15th season in the NFL next season, all with the Giants.