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2019 Schedule
0-2, 3rd in NFC East
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14hJordan Raanan

Eli unhappy about demotion, but 'I'm not dying'

Eli Manning, who lost his starting quarterback job with the GIants to rookie Daniel Jones, said he's "just gotta accept my new role and make the best of it."

Eli: Have to accept my role and make the best of it (0:58)
Jones: Eli has been nothing but supportive (0:30)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Manning says he's "disappointed. Not happy about it. Make the best of it." When asked if this is the end he says he's not dying and the season isn't over. When asked about waiving the no-trade clause he deflects and says he's taking it all day by day right now.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Shurmur said he hasn't "seen anything to make me think (Eli Manning) won't be here." He says Manning has done everything in his power to get ready for this week's game and to help this team win.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) in a yellow jersey running through individual drills. WR Cody Latimer (concussion), CB Grant Haley (unknown) and G Kevin Zeitler (shoulder) weren't practicing.

Ryan Clark was never scared to face Eli (1:26)
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2dJordan Raanan

Giants bench Eli, elevate Jones to starting QB

Rookie Daniel Jones, the sixth overall pick in this year's draft, has replaced Eli Manning as the starting quarterback of the Giants. "This is a move that I felt was best for this team at this time," coach Pat Shurmur said.

Graziano: Jones starting is not an indictment of Manning (1:52)
Tannenbaum: Jags a good fit for Manning (0:43)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Daniel Jones will have a lot of work to get done this week. Spoke to him on Friday and he told me that he was taking only a few backup reps at practice and splitting the scout team work with Alex Tanney. Jones' responsibilities throughout the week included looking at old games of that week's opponent to assist Eli Manning's preparation. Now he's the starter and has five days to get ready for an improved Bucs defense.

Kellerman: Giants starting Jones now is a mistake (1:39)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The move from Eli Manning to Daniel Jones ends Manning's almost 15-year run as the starter. Coach Pat Shurmur said in a statement that "ultimately this is a move that I felt was best for this team at this time." The Giants are 8-26 since the start of 2017. Something needed to change. They're rebuilding with a rookie quarterback.

Clark: Starting Jones wouldn't be a reflection of Eli's performance (1:56)

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Team Stats

Passing Yards280.011th
Rushing Yards140.08th
Points For15.5Tied-26th
Points Against31.5