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Eli Manning | QB | New York Giants
Posted: 3/20/2015 5:24pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has not had contract extension talks with the team yet, but co-owner John Mara said something would 'obviously be done at some point.'
Huddle Up: Coming off a career-high 63.1-percent completion rate last season in which he also returned to the 4,000-plus pass-yard and 30-TD plateaus, Eli has the look of a QB back on the rise -- particularly with Odell Beckham Jr. entering his second season and injured wideout Victor Cruz due back. So certainly expect a new deal this offseason -- one that might essentially ensure he'll end his career in N.Y.

Posted: 2/8/2015 4:48pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is likely to receive a contract extension this offseason, as the team is all-in on him as their quarterback.
Huddle Up: Yeah, the Eli Era will continue in N.Y. after the QB found new life in 2014, thanks largely to stud rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. Manning topped 4,000 passing yards for the first time in three seasons, and his 30 TD tosses were the second-highest single-season total of his career.

Posted: 12/12/2014 2:50pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Manning has looked better as the week has progressed and and figures to be fine for Sunday's home game against Washingtton.

Posted: 12/11/2014 2:44pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (back) is participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: It was the second straight day of work for the QB and he should be good to go Sunday against the Redskins -- a team he shredded for 300 yards and 4 TDs back in the first meeting in Week 4.

Posted: 11/20/2014 10:07am et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning told reporters on Wednesday, Nov. 19, that he wanted to retire from football as a Giant. No details of a new contract or extension were announced, but sources indicate the team would like to keep him. Giants owner John Mara, in a separate interview, said he believes Manning has 'a lot of good years left.'
Huddle Up: Manning does have a pair of Super Bowl rings to his credit, and he picked up the team's new offense surprisingly quickly after things looked hopeless in the preseason. His price tag and the Giants' ability to find and prep an heir to Eli's job will go a long way towards determining whether or not he remains in New York as well.

Posted: 10/23/2014 10:16am et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has completed 65 percent of his passes, which would be a career high. He also has 14 touchdown passes to just five interceptions, compared to 10 touchdowns and 15 interceptions at this point last season. '(The difference is) probably in his football,' quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf said Wednesday, Oct. 22. 'I think he is playing at a high level and I think improved football has really helped out.'
Huddle Up: It took all of the preseason and the first couple regular season games for Manning to find his groove, but aside from last week's hiccup against the Eagles he's been as effective as ever. With the bye week to get acclimated to his receivers san Victor Cruz, the second half looks bright for Manning and the Giants' offense.

Posted: 10/8/2014 9:28am et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has been asked to throw the ball away more this year by quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf in order to limit the number of times he is sacked and the number of high-risk throws he makes. The new approach has Manning completing a career-best 66.3 percent of his passes, and he is currently on pace for a career-high 36 touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Credit where credit is due: after looking like anything but a good fit in the Giants' new offense through the preseason and first couple weeks of the regular season, Manning has taken off and may be playing the best football of his career. He has a favorable schedule going forward, got Odell Beckham Jr. back from injury last week... everything's coming up Millhouse for Eli!

Posted: 9/26/2014 2:02pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has become comfortable in the new offense, and he has worked efficiently in the no-huddle. In Week 4 against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Sept. 25, Manning was 20-for-27 on throws 10 yards or shorter, and all four of his touchdown passes came on such passes. 'Yes, starting to like the offense,' Manning said. 'It's fun. Each week we have some new things and different plays that will work. I think everybody, offensive linemen, receivers, are starting to feel the tempo of things and see what we can do in this offense. We just have to keep working.' Head coach Tom Coughlin and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo have successfully tailored their offense to fit their personnel.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we'll agree Eli is starting to look rather comfortable and it wasn't just one night fling Thursday in D.C., either, as he's gone a combined 75-of-106 for 811 yards, 8 TDs and 3 interceptions over his last 3 games. Prediction: If he's on your league's waiver wire, he's not going to be there long.

Posted: 8/25/2014 8:01pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning and the rest of the starters will play around 15 to 18 snaps in the team's preseason finale against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 28, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
Huddle Up: No surprise as the preseason has been a struggle for Eli and the Giants' offense. Manning has completed only 51.4 percent of his passes and just threw his first scoring toss in 4 games last week.

Posted: 8/10/2014 10:53pm et
In two preseason appearances spanning two quarters, New York Giants QB Eli Manning has yet to throw a pass that has traveled more than 10 yards in the air - most likely the result of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo lacking confidence in his offensive line. He went 0-for-2 and was sacked once in four offensive series against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Manning also was brought down once in 8 drop-backs during the Hall of Fame Game, but look for McAdoo and Manning to start taking a few more chances with the two most important tune-ups at hand.

Posted: 8/1/2014 6:03pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning will play in the team's first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 3, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
Huddle Up: Look for a series or two from Eli and his first-team running mates as we see get the first real glimpse of Ben McAddo's new offense.

Posted: 7/28/2014 2:28pm et
The New York Giants are looking for QB Eli Manning to complete at least 70 percent of his passes this upcoming season, according to quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf. 'He's well aware of who's done it in the past and what the system can get you in terms of completion,' Langsdorf said. 'So we're trying to focus on that and really trying to do a good job of taking care of the ball and hitting open receivers.'
Huddle Up: Manning is a career 58.5 percent passer, so 70 percent would be a big jump. However, new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is installing short passing attack that emphasizes Manning getting rid of the ball quickly. He may not reach 70 percent but Manning and the Giants offense is primed for a bounceback season under McAdoo.

Posted: 7/20/2014 3:49pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has not had any contract extension talks with the team, according to owner John Mara. "We haven't even really discussed that yet," Mara said. "We'll discuss that at the appropriate time. Obviously it's our hope that he finish his career as a Giant."
Huddle Up: Something will get done, but until then, expect Manning to carry on in his customary un-flustered professional manner and focus on rebounding from his -- and the team's -- disappointing 2013 season.

Posted: 7/15/2014 3:07am et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he has been working hard on learning offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system this offseason. 'It's reenergized me,' Manning said. 'I'm trying to speed up the process of getting comfortable in the new system. I don't have 10 years. I have a few months.'
Huddle Up: Eli struggled mightily last season, and all the blame can't be placed on his offensive line. He's learning a new offense that is asking something completely different of him this season--namely, short timing routes--so he bears watching in the preseason to see if he's taking to it. The fantasy fates of Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, and Odell Beckham Jr. hang in the balance.

Posted: 6/11/2014 11:51pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he is rejuvenated by the process of learning a new offense. 'It is tough, it's not easy, but it has definitely re-energized me and brought an urgency to this time of year,' Manning said.
Huddle Up: All eyes will be on how Manning adapts to the new offense, which doesn't necessarily play to his strengths. If he's re-energized and able to develop into an accurate short-game passer, however, he'll flourish in the new system.

Posted: 6/10/2014 10:21pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning, who has taken repetitions in organized team activities, admitted that there is a bit of a learning curve this offseason when it comes to learning new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's offense. 'Only seven practices, so no, we haven't gotten everything down. I'm not 100 percent on everything going on,' Manning said. 'There are still some learning curves and things I gotta digest and think through. But the more reps you get at, the more looks you get, the better you're getting.'
Huddle Up: Manning also is dealing with some new supporting cast members in key positions (C J.D. Walton, RB Rashad Jennings and WR Odell Beckham Jr,) so a slow start to the season might not be out of the question.

Posted: 5/6/2014 12:57am et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) has been able to do some light throwing. Peyton Manning indicated Eli Manning is not doing anything with his lower body when he throws.
Huddle Up: Cooper Manning could not be reached for comment. On the bright side, Eli is at least getting a little work in while he works his way back from ankle surgery.

Posted: 5/3/2014 12:04am et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) is off crutches and has started running.
Huddle Up: Maybe Manning will be available to get some work in with the new Giants' offensive coaching staff this offseason. At minimum it's good news that he's back running... though we can't imagine he's running particularly fast.

Posted: 4/27/2014 4:01pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) is out of the walking boot he was wearing and is walking without any limp.
Huddle Up: While he still could miss some OTA work, Eli remains on schedule to be a full training camp participant.

Posted: 4/22/2014 11:56pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) addressed the rumor that he was injured playing basketball, stating the procedure was already scheduled before he visited Duke University's practice facility for a shootaround.
Huddle Up: Eli clearly has to win back some N.Y. fans following his poor 2013 campaign.