There's no indication that the Giants are open to trading Eli Manning (and let's not forget Manning's no-trade clause). But if they did want to toy with the idea of trading him, are the Jacksonville Jaguars a fit?
ESPN's Matt Hasselbeck thinks so, and believes the Giants would be doing Manning a "solid" by trading him to Jacksonville.
"Tom Coughlin loves Eli Manning. Eli Manning is Tom Coughlin's quarterback," Hasselbeck said Sunday morning on ESPN. "If you said to Tom Coughlin, 'what are you looking for in a quarterback,' he's thinking about what Eli Manning was for him. Having him in that organization would be of value to the Jacksonville Jaguars. And it lets the Giants and Giants fans turn the page."
Coughlin, who was Manning's head coach with the Giants during his best years, is at the helm of the Jaguars as their vice president of football operations.
The Jags, who lost to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game last season, are 3-2 and tied for first place in the AFC South with the Titans.
Their situation at quarterback leaves a lot to be desired, with Blake Bortles alternating horrendous games and good games. Bortles went 33-for-61 with one touchdown and four interceptions during Jacksonville's Week 5 loss to the Chiefs.
Beyond Bortles is backup Cody Kessler.
If the Giants were to deal Manning, they would likely be turning to Alex Tanney (who has 14 career attempts) or rookie Kyle Lauletta at quarterback.
But with the 1-5 Giants staring at another miserable season, a mess at quarterback might be beneficial for them since it's probably better to lose out and get another Top 3 pick than it is for them to win any more games this season.