The Eli Manning drama continues in East Rutherford.
A day after the Giants dropped to 1-7 and Manning threw two more interceptions, head coach Pat Shurmur said the 37-year-old is still his quarterback "at this point."
However, Shurmur was a bit more open-ended on if that meant Manning will start the Giants' next game after their bye week.
"We'll see," Shurmur said. "But yeah, I think Eli's our QB. I know what you're all trying to tease a headline out of. At this point Eli's our QB and we're looking at all ways to improve."
Manning threw for 316 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Redskins. He had a passer rating of 72 percent -- his third-worst rating this season.
Yet Manning said after the game that he does not plan on waiving his no-trade clause and on Monday added that he expects to be the starting quarterback after the bye.
"I've always been a team player and do what I'm told," he said. "I expect and want to be the starting quarterback until I'm told differently."
Asked if he expects to be the Giants QB after the bye week, Eli Manning said "I hope so." But how would he feel if he's asked to step aside so rookie Kyle Lauletta could play?- Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) October 29, 2018
His answer: pic.twitter.com/nGuX7h5SNL
Of course, Manning has not gotten a whole ton of help from his offensive line. He was also sacked seven times on Sunday, bringing him to 31 on the season -- matching his total from last year.
"It's tough," said Manning. "Every sack's got its own story. Some of its coverage, some of it's on me not throwing away. All of them are going to happen once in a while. They're just happening too frequently. We just got to find ways to be productive, get the ball out quickly, more max protections, a combination of the two, move in the pocket, just things to try and get us out of the situation."
Eli Manning on the ridiculous, 62-sack pace he's on this season (I'm amazed he's able to stand up through this whole interview). pic.twitter.com/ocBm6629Lr- Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) October 29, 2018
Shurmur, though, acknowledged that Manning also needs to play better along with the rest of the team.
"We've got to do what we can to help him be better," he said. "There's a handful of plays where he needs to be better. That's obvious."