Report: Eli Manning to announce retirement
Ole Miss great Eli Manning is reportedly retiring from the NFL.
Dan Graziano and Jordan Raanan of ESPN are reporting that Manning will hold a news conference on Friday to announce his retirement.
The 2019 season was Manning’s 16th for the New York Giants, though he appeared in just four games as first-round pick Daniel Jones took over as the team’s starting quarterback.
In late December, Manning told reporters he had not made a decision on his future, saying he did not enjoy being a backup to Jones and wasn’t interested in being a backup on another team.
Manning, who turned 39 this month, will be best remembered for leading the Giants to two Super Bowl wins (and his two Super Bowl MVP nods) and his remarkable streak of 210 consecutive starts from 2004-17.
For his 236-game career, Manning posted a 60.3 completion percentage, 57,023 passing yards and 366 passing yards.
Eli Manning will hold a news conference Friday to announce his retirement, sources tell @JordanRaanan and me.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 22, 2020