The Eli Manning era in New York appears to be officially over.
On Tuesday, Giants head coach, Pat Shurmur, announced that Daniel Jones has been named the team's starting quarterback. Although fans got their first taste of Jones during the season opener, it was Manning that led the Giants to their 0-2 record, which prompted Shurmur to make the change in hopes of determining whether or not Jones can become New York's next franchise quarterback.
"Eli and I spoke this morning. I told him that we are making a change and going with Daniel as the starter," Shurmur said. "Eli was obviously disappointed, as you would expect, but he said he would be what he has always been, a good teammate, and continue to prepare to help this team win games. Daniel understands the challenge at hand, and he will be ready to play on Sunday."
"We're 0-2 and we're looking for answers," Eli said when asked about the quarterback change. "I get it. You draft a guy early and you're not winning games things are going to come up. I just got to keep working and do whatever my job is."
The Giants shocked their fans when they bypassed Dwayne Haskins Jr. and elected to select Duke's Jones with the sixth pick in this year's draft. Haskins was a proven threat during his years at Ohio State, while Jones tried to keep a struggling Blue Devils team afloat. Many people felt that Jones was drafted over Haskins because of his close relationship with the Manning family, a connection that could be tested with Eli heading to the bench. As expected, Giants fans and the NFL world at large, had a lot to say about the QB switch.