Giants owner says Eli Manning still has gas in the tank
- According to Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media, on Thursday New York Giants co-owner John Mara stated in a radio interview his belief that quarterback Eli Manning still has significant gas left in the tank. Manning, who enters 2017 at 36 years old, has been the team’s starter since 2004 and has started 211 consecutive games for the team.
- At one time, Manning easily performed as one of the best quarterbacks in the league. From 2009 to 2012 he graded in the top 15 in each season, top 10 twice, and in 2011 during the Giants’ second Super Bowl run, Manning earned a career-best 90.9 overall grade and ranked third among quarterbacks that season.
- Manning’s play took a major step backward starting in 2013, when he saw his grade dip down to 75.4 overall, 24th among quarterbacks that season. Additionally, Manning’s play has declined in each of the past two seasons. His 2016 grade of 53.0 ranked just 27th out of 34 eligible quarterbacks and was his worst grade since PFF’s first year of grading players in 2006.