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Eli Manning open to staying involved with Giants in off-field role

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Eli Manning plans to take some time to himself to spend time with his family in retirement, but he wouldn’t rule out remaining part of the New York Giants in some way.

Giants co-owner John Mara made clear that he’d like Manning to remain involved with the organization in some capacity, and Manning admitted Friday that it is an offer that he would at least consider.

“Definitely something I’d be interested in, so I just have to talk to Mr. Mara and see in what ways [to stay involved] and I have to think in what way,” Manning said, via Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post. “I’m going to take some time and figure out how I want to spend these next years.”

Manning would be an obvious choice as an ambassador. It’s a low-stress role that he’d be able to take up when he’s able without missing his family or other engagements too much. Anything more than that doesn’t sound like something Manning would be interested in at the moment given his desire to spend more time with his family.

The Giants have made no secret of their wish for Manning to stay with the Giants in some way. With that interest apparently mutual, it’s fair to expect to see Manning in some role — even a modest, informal one — for 2020.

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