The New York Giants may be going back to their veteran quarterback after all, but not because they don’t believe in rookie Daniel Jones.
Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday morning Eli Manning will ‘very likely’ start Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles with Jones in a walking boot and ailing from a moderate high-ankle sprain. Manning sat down in the road race of week 3 against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay and seemed to end his run of almost 15 years as the starting quarterback.
The second-year Giants coach compared Jones’ injury to a similar sprain that star running back Saquon Barkley suffered earlier this season but slightly less severe, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. Barkley missed three games with his injury.
Jones won his first two starts of the season for the Giants and defeated both the Bucs and Washington Redskins, but has been up and down as the team has since lost eight straight games. Jones was eliminated three times in last week’s loss of 31-13 for the Green Bay Packers.