Nothing is definitive right now, of course, but someone very close to Eli Manning believes the 38-year-old quarterback will be back with the Giants in 2019 for a 16th season.
“Shoot, yeah, I think so,” Tom Condon, Manning’s agent, said Monday at the site of this week’s Senior Bowl.
Condon, who rarely speaks on the record about his clients, added he believes Manning wants to return to the Giants, the only team he has ever played for in the NFL.
A huge potential issue surrounding a Manning return or parting of the ways could revolve around his acceptance of a salary reduction. The Giants have not said anything about cutting into Manning’s 2019 salary, which is on the books for $17 million, or the possibility of reducing his salary-cap number of $23.2 million for the coming season. Manning is entering the final year on his contract.
NYG QB Eli Manning - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Dallas Cowboys
Eli Manning had 309 yards, a touchdown and a pick last week against the Colts. It was only his fourth game over 300 yards this season, and while he added a rushing touchdown, it was his 10th game this year with one or fewer passing touchdowns. Manning has been disappointing as a fantasy option all season, and there’s no reason to think he’ll finish strong against the Cowboys this week. Dallas has allowed the ninth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year. Manning should remain on waivers in all league formats during what could be his final game as a Giant.