Eli Manning rests on Sunday for the first time in 17 years. He looks at his friends and his former friends. He follows how the first imaginary football team is formed.
It has not been long since the 39-year-old Super Bowl MVP advanced. It didn’t take long for some of his fans either.
Attending a Q&A session with fans before Sunday’s game between Giant and the Bears, Manning asked a 13-year-old girl if she could do him a favor: Help her find her tickets to watch Manning’s brother, Arch. . highly praised in New Orleans middle school quarterback.
“I’m glad I forgot before,” Manning said during Frank’s Red Hot digital door event. “Who are you? Where is the other manning?”
With nine months left in his last NFL game, Manning was replaced by Daniel Jones, who watched another uneven performance – with two conversions – in the Giants lost 17-13 in Chicago.
Manning believes the Giants’ new attacking system has only been suspended so far due to the cancellation of off-season training, and believes Jones will still have a season of collapse. Manning said he has proposed to help the fourth to the second year but as much as possible.
“I talked to Daniel a bit throughout the off-season,” Manning said. “I talked to him, but I have no advice for Daniel. He does not need my advice. I just said, ‘Hey, I can be a resource for you if you want, if you have questions about everything, if you need help with anything. I do not know [new offensive coordinator Jason] Garrett’s fault, so I can not help you with the X and O of things. ” It will only take a while for them to start jelly just because they are a bit behind the teams that some of their players and coaches of the last few years are a bit behind.
“I think Daniel’s worked very hard. He always did that and he had a great work ethic and he wants to be the president and he wants to take over the team and I think he does all those things the right way. I think he will have a great season. . ”
Although it is strange for Manning to watch his friends leave the field without him, he never enjoys it the day after the games.
“The best thing about it was that I woke up on Tuesday morning, I was not in pain, I did not feel bad, it would not affect the rest of my week,” Manning said. “I said, ‘I do everything I want today.’ No need for me to go into a meeting room and criticize, ‘Why did you throw this pass? Why didn’t you change this defense?’ You don’t get friends, ‘Why did you catch the ball so much? Why didn’t you throw it?’ These were not all. That fact must be taken into account. “
For the foreseeable future, Manning still has no idea that he will ever return to the NFL side.
Manning said, “I don’t think I will ever get into top-level coaching, but you never know.”