Giants likely to start Eli Manning against Eagles

Ross Houston
December 7, 2019

Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 draft, had been dealing with a high ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 13's loss to the Green Bay Packers. Though he missed the first four games of the season due to suspension, he is now second on the team with four receiving touchdowns and third on the team in both targets (57) and receiving yards (450).

The head coach said the injury is "similar but not as severe" as the one Saquon Barkley labored through earlier this season while missing three games, according to Rock.

The Giants have only scored 20 points in one of their last four games, but that could change with a healthy array of pass-catchers. The Duke product was 29-for-34 passing for 416 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions over four pre-season games. With him then-ceding the starting quarterback position to Jones, the thought process was that we would not see Manning again, as the Giants were going with the future at the position. Manning is set to hit unrestricted free agency, and it's for the best for everyone to move on here.

Manning began the season as the Giants' starting quarterback, but he was benched in favor of Jones after two games.

Manning will get his 245th start on Monday.

Watching the Philadelphia Eagles come up short the way they did to the Miami Dolphins has left fans feeling plenty of frustration heading into the team's Week 14 meeting with the New York Giants, but at least playoff hopes are still alive.

Tight end Evan Engram (right) and wide receiver Golden Tate are expected to return for the Giants on Monday.

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