Published: Sun, February 04, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

Giants' Eli Manning won't give 'cold shoulder' to a rookie QB

Giants' Eli Manning won't give 'cold shoulder' to a rookie QB

Both teams are looking for their future under center, though the Giants still have Eli Manning for the time being.

One thing is for sure: if the Jets or Giants end up with Darnold, they'll be getting one confident kid.

USC QB Sam Darnold said it "would be amazing" to be mentored by Eli Manning if he gets drafted by the New York Giants.

The two-time Super Bowl champion is 37 years old, and he was benched earlier this season in Week 13 for the Giants' matchup against the Oakland Raiders, as Geno Smith got the start. "That won't be a big deal, just always want to help the younger guys learn as quickly as possible, and when they're in there, plan to play at a high level". "In that process, you are always talking football, always helping out the other guys in the room". "Nothing changes. It's about doing your job but also helping the other guys around you and having great communication in the quarterback room".

Manning had a previous working relationship with Dave Gettleman, who for 15 years was a Giants personnel executive, and noticed right away what the team's new general manager stressed upon taking the job. "I'd be grateful for any organization that would give me a chance to lead them to Ws".

"All I can worry about it doing my job", Manning said. "I got to go out there and compete and win games and so if I do that everything else will work itself out". "So I'm going to work hard, do my part and do whatever I have to do". "I don't have any indication that it's going to slow down or just all of the sudden have a big drop off". "My body feels good, I can still run around and train and do everything I have to do".

"I think I'm a great leader", Darnold said. Find our Giants coverage on Facebook.

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