Eli Manning still has the support of Phil Simms.
Regardless of what Giants brass and head coach Pat Shurmur says about there not being a quarterback competition between Manning and rookie Daniel Jones this summer, it'll still be a topic of discussion leading up to the regular season.
Observers of the G-men are picking their sides between the two QBs and among those doing so is one of the team's former quarterbacks in Simms.
The rookie had an impressive preseason debut for Big Blue against the Jets last week, however, Simms is still on Team Eli.
"Eli's gonna be fine," Simms told the New York Post.
In 2018, Manning, now 38, led the Giants to a 5-11 record. But citing additions the team made this offseason, Simms thinks there's reason to believe Manning will improve in 2019.
"He's gonna have Saquon Barkley behind him. He's got a much better offensive line than he had last year, and it's set up for him to really play well, I really believe that, the opportunities are there for him to have a really good year and keep everybody quit talking about the guy behind him," Simms said.
But while Simms is an Eli guy in 2019, he's still a DJ guy as well. Just not right now.
"We'll all know when the time is right [to start Jones]," Simms said on Jones. "I think it's pretty evident that Daniel Jones really knows how to play the position."
Simms is one of the a few NFL analysts who has reported that other teams were interested in adding Jones during the 2019 NFL Draft when the Giants made him the sixth-overall selection, a criticized pick. SNY Insider Ralph Vacchiano has also reported the Giants' selection of Jones was "well received" within league circles.