Closing the book on Eli Manning? Giants QB reportedly cancels weekly New York radio appearance out of fear he's losing his starting job
The Giants’ decision to draft Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall selection, not a sixth-round pick mind you but the sixth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, was the shocker of Day 1 from Nashville.
As odd as that selection was, the comments from New York GM Dave Gettleman didn’t help matters. If you missed it, Gettleman said Jones could sit the bench behind Eli Manning for three seasons and noted that he watched Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins play in the Big 12 Championship Game — which is very strange considering Ohio State plays in the Big Ten.
Despite what Gettleman might be selling to the press, it appears Eli Manning is very threatened by Jones’ addition to the Giants’ roster. So much so that he’s already canceled his weekly appearance on a New York WFAN radio show for the upcoming football season, according to longtime New York radio host Mike Francesa. Manning apparently doesn’t want to be on the show if he isn’t New York’s starter under center.
If Manning isn’t the face of the team on the field, he apparently doesn’t want to speak for the team off it.
Mike Francesa says Eli Manning has already canceled his weekly Monday spot on @WFAN during football season — which he has done for years — because he's not certain he will be the starting QB throughout the season for #NYG. This is a WOW.
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) April 26, 2019