Legendary New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will start Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Manning career appeared likely to be over when he was benched for the rookie Daniel Jones. Daniel Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in last week’s contest against the Green Bay Packers which will hold him out of the game.
Manning will get his first action since week two of this season when the team lost to the Buffalo Bills at home. It will be interesting to watch the chemistry between Eli and two of his receivers. Those being rookie Darius Slayton and veteran Golden Tate. Tate who missed the first four games of the season with a suspension has never played on the field with Eli. A similar situation follows for Darius Slayton who missed the first two games, those being the two Eli had started with a hamstring injury. Eli had not been getting first-team snaps all practice during the season. Manning has a much weaker connection with the two receivers compared to Daniel Jones.
On the other hand, Eli will be back playing with receiver Sterling Shepard. Shepard is familiar with Manning because the two of them had been playing together since the start of Sterling’s career until Jones took over as the starter. Manning may rely on Shepard more than his other two receivers due to their stronger connection.
I wouldn’t expect there to be any communication difficulties between Manning and Barkley, as Saquon played his entire rookie season alongside Eli. There shouldn’t be any mishaps between the two.
It will be interesting to watch Eli Manning play on Monday as he will try and avoid a ninth straight loss for the New York Giants.