While recently speaking with Bob Glauber of Newsday, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning made a point to note that he has never even thought about leaving “Big Blue.” In fact, the two-time Super Bowl Champion would like to remain in New York until all is said and done.
“I’ve not heard [the Jacksonville speculation], I’ve not felt it, not thinking about it,” Manning told Newsday on Thursday. “I don’t want to play anywhere else. I love this team, love this organization, and I want to be here.”
Manning was then asked directly if he wants to remain in the “Big Apple” all the way until the end.
“Sure,” he said. “Always. Yes. Yes. Yes.”
With the Giants currently sporting a disappointing 0-5 record, the rumor mill has continued to churn while linking Manning to the Jaguars due to the presence of former New York head coach Tom Coughlin, who now serves as Jacksonville’s executive vice president of football operations. Nonetheless, it doesn’t appear as though Manning has any plans of giving in to the speculation.
“That’s always the goal,” Manning continued. “You always want to come to a place and make an impact, stay in one spot, and I think that’s always the mindset. I hope that will be the case. Obviously, in this league, things can change, and if we have to make decisions, we’ll figure it out.”
Although much of the 2017-18 regular season remains, it appears it’s already all over for the Giants. In addition to the franchise’s winless record, the “G-Men” have notably lost star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a fractured leg.