Shurmur: 'Eli will be our QB' after trade deadline
6:17 PM ET
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants aren’t expecting a quarterback change through the impending trade deadline or bye week.
They play the Washington Redskins this Sunday before heading into their bye week. When they return to face the San Francisco 49ers the following Monday night, coach Pat Shurmur believes Eli Manning will still be their starting quarterback.
“Yes, I do,” Shurmur said. “I think Eli will be our quarterback. He has been and he will continue to be here. I don’t know how that will play into the Eli Apple trade.”
Manning, 37, has thrown seven touchdown passes in seven games this season. He has struggled along with the Giants for most of the first seven weeks, including at times in Monday night’s 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Manning threw for 399 yards but didn’t throw a touchdown pass until there were 5 seconds remaining.
Moving Manning at the trade deadline would be difficult. He’s still owed $5.6 million this season and has a no-trade clause in his contract.