Eli Manning once quarterbacked the New York Giants to an NFL title. Now, he wants to help them become a contender once again.
Manning told ESPN he would like to be more involved with the Giants in 2021. It’s hard to say, exactly, what he meant — but an advisory role is what serves former stars best if they don’t become fully involved in roster decisions.
“Hopefully I’ll be able to do some more things with the Giants next year as well,” Manning said. “This year, it was new, didn’t know how much I wanted to be around [the team]. I think we both needed a break from each other, but hopefully I can do some more things related to the Giants.”
Other than that, Manning says he is content to spend time with his wife and kids, as well as hang out with brother and NFL quarterback legend Peyton Manning.
So there is nothing set in stone when it comes to Eli Manning’s next career move.
“You know, I’m still figuring that out,” he said. “You’re a little bit limited on what you could do and what some options were, obviously, with a pandemic going on, so I just took this time to just reflect and dabble in a few things. I am going to do some things with ESPN. I filmed a couple [episodes] of ‘Details’ the other day on [quarterbacks] Mac Jones [Alabama] and Justin Fields [Ohio State].”
Manning, 40, won two Super Bowls with the Giants, is a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl MVP. The Giants finished 6-10 this past season and missed the playoffs.