Pat Shurmur, head coach of Giants, said he spoke with Eli Manning to reassure him that he will remain New York's starter but play better.
Quarterback Eli Manning will be lining up for the Giants when they play football against the 49ers next week on Monday night, head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Tuesday,
Shurmur said that he spoke with Manning and raised the 15-year signal-caller performance this season. Shurmur told Manning that he needed to be better.
The Giants are 1-7, tied for the worst record in the NFL in Week 10. Manning has started every game.
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Throughout the season, questions were raised about Manning's starring role and criticisms of his abilities.
After the 34-13 defeat of the Giants against the Eagles in Week 6– If Manning made 283 yards in 43 tries–Shurmur told reporters that "We are not talking about a quarterback change yet."
During an ESPN interview with rapper Lil Wayne, star recipient Odell Beckham Jr. thought that Manning could go deep into the depths or why the coaches did not play more often with deeper passages. Last week, former NFL opponent Terrell Owens recently backed Beckham's assessment that Manning's abilities were "pretty much eroding."
Manning, 37, has completed 68.3% of his passes this season for 2,377 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. He is averaged 297.1 meters per game. However, he currently has a QBR rating of 41.8, which would be a career low in one season. He has been sacked more than any other quarterback in the league this season (31) and has a sac percentage of nine percent.