Giants Co-Owner Mara Says Eli Manning Has Plenty of Gas Left in His Tank

For those that have been calling for the Giants to go out and start thinking about the quarterback of the future, think again.

New York Giants co-owner John Mara stated on radio station WFAN that the Giants are perfectly comfortable with current signal-caller Eli Manning, and that he personally feels that there’s plenty of gas left in the tank of Manning.

With Manning at the helm and a defense that is sure to be better, don’t count the Giants out though. They were a playoff team a year ago, finishing second in the NFC East to the Dallas Cowboys, and will be in the thick of things again this upcoming season.

Manning has been playing at a very high level for a long time, and Mara was quoted as saying that the franchise QB, who was drafted in the same year as Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger, has “a lot of years left in him.”

In March, maybe that fact wasn’t so clear, as Mara said he was open to drafting the quarterback’s successor.

The Giants subsequently drafted quarterback Davis Webb in the third-round of the draft, but he’s still a far ways away from replacing the 36-year-old Manning, who last season threw for 4,027 yards with 26 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

This year the offense will be firmly in his control once again, and you can bet that until the day Manning himself calls it quits, he’s going to be the man under center for big blue.

It’s nice to see that the team’s co-owner agrees with that fact. But what was up with those shoes he was wearing? Looks like he needs to take a trip to Hudson’s Bay and get some new kicks!


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