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Manning believes he’ll start in 2018

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The 2017 season was a mess for the New York Giants. But Eli Manning believes that the failed season was not his fault.

The former coaching staff placed much of the blame on Manning and former head coach Ben McAdoo. The first-time head coach had horrible offensive strategies, which caused Manning to struggle.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning handing off to running back Orleans Darkwa (Getty Images)

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning handing off to running back Orleans Darkwa (Getty Images)

Manning believes with Pat Shurmur taking over as the head coach, he’ll be the Giants starting quarterback next season. He believes this after meeting with Shurmur recently.

The 37-year-old had one of the worst seasons in his career in 2017. The Giants, who have the second overall pick in April’s 2018 NFL Draft, will consider either a quarterback or a running back with that selection.

Josh Rosen, the former UCLA Bruins quarterback, has been mentioned as the likely candidate for the Giants if they select a signal-caller with that pick. Rosen has already said he would pull an Eli if he’s drafted by the Cleveland Browns, who have the top overall pick in the upcoming draft, because he prefers to play for the Giants.

If you remember, Manning refused to play for the San Diego Chargers, who held the top pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. They drafted him, then Manning was traded to New York for Philip Rivers, among others.

Manning will likely be a bridge quarterback in his career now, as he only has a season or two left in his career.

This season in 15 games — he missed a game as McAdoo made Geno Smith the starter, which cost him his job. He went 352 of 571 for 3,468 passing yards. He also had 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

This was his worst season since the 2008 season when he had 3,238 passing yards. Prior to the 2017 season, he had three-straight 4,000-plus passing seasons.

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