New York could have extended the 33-year-old Manning’s contract this offseason and gained significant cap relief.
However, general manager Jerry Reese wasn’t willing to renegotiate with Manning.
The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Manning tossed 18 touchdowns, against 27 interceptions, for 3,818 yards in 2013.
Even more worrisome, the two-time Super Bowl MVP completed an atrocious 57.5 percent of his 551 attempts.
Since getting drafted first overall out of Mississippi in 2004, Manning’s thrown 229 scores, in comparison to 171 picks, for 35,345 yards over 153 games.
Owning the current record for consecutive starts by a passer, Peyton’s brother possesses tremendous arm strength and releases the ball with great zip.
Unfortunately, teaming with brittle receivers and a substandard offensive line, Manning is a turnover machine plagued by inaccuracy.
With Manning directing the league’s 28th ranked attack, Big Blue finished 7-9 and again failed to make the playoffs.
The Giants are hoping that new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo can reenergize Manning and help spearhead his rebound.
Despite his ample drawbacks, the three-time Pro Bowl selection exudes confidence and never gets rattled.
Plus, with thousands of rules designed to coddle signal-callers, Manning will likely remain the face of the Giants until roughly 2020.
Although a permanent headache, expect Eli Manning to regroup and hear more cheers than boos this autumn in the swamps of Jersey.by