Going into 2020, there’s no indication yet of whether or not Eli Manning will come back to the New York Giants as either a player or a part of the coaching staff. Manning looks done as the starter after being replaced a couple weeks into the season by Daniel Jones and only appearing again once Jones was injured late in the year, but there’s been no official retirement yet, leaving the door open for Manning to either continue with the Giants or possibly find another team.
Either of those options, or Manning simply announcing his retirement, are all options which could reasonably happen. And the team ownership doesn’t necessarily have the answers at this moment either.
Co-owner Steve Tisch spoke briefly to TMZ, and one of the questions was about the Manning situation. His reply shows that anything can happen at this point. “Everything’s up in the air,” Tisch told reporters.
He didn’t have much more insight to share on the current status of the team in other areas, either, such as the draft. “Not up to me… I totally trust our new head coach,” Tisch said when asked about his thoughts on Isaiah Simmons, who is one of the primary prospects linked to the Giants right now for their first round draft pick.
It’s perhaps a good sign. While some would like to hear more information from the owners, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys have proved over the years that it’s often times better for an organization to trust its coaching staff rather than having the owners make executive decisions on important matters and expect the staff to go along with the outcome.
And the Giants owners, right now, show that they’re trusting in their staff – time will tell whether that trust has been well placed or not.