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#pounditThursday, August 13, 2020

Report: Eli Manning not interested in playing for team other than Giants

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Eli Manning has probably played his last snap with the New York Giants, but the 38-year-old could be content to have his career end that way rather than pursuing other opportunities.

Shortly after the Giants announced that they have benched Manning and named rookie Daniel Jones their starting quarterback, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Manning does not seem like he wants to play for another team. Since he has a no-trade clause, he doesn’t have to.

Manning has lived in New Jersey for the better part of the last two decades. He has four children under the age of 8, so you can certainly understand why he would be hesitant to uproot his family for an opportunity to earn a starting job elsewhere. Not to mention, he has already won two Super Bowls and has no reason to chase a ring.

There will likely be some interest in Manning given all the injuries we have seen to starting quarterbacks in the first two weeks of the season, one of which impacted a team that was linked to Manning last offseason. However, Manning is owed a whopping $10.2 million for the remainder of 2019. There would be much worse things in life than sticking around to collect that much money and then calling it a career.

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